Okay, I tried it, and I have to say that it's just not working out for me. Maybe it's me, maybe I'm just not balanced for it, maybe I'm just inept. Whatever the case may be, I have to come out and finally admit that I am totally worthless when it comes to using a sword on zombies. Duncan and I found some in a store and he actually knew what was a good brand and what wasn't, so we grabbed a couple becasue I was interested in being able to finish off a Z without having to shoot it. Truth be known, I was kind of looking forward to to serious slaughter with a sword. Who wouldn't?
I was a bit iffy about it though, since we had in the past buried a few people who had tried to off zombies with swords. But I was willing to try, so we took a few back to the lodge and started some training.
I will admit, I sucked. I was using a Cold Steel Hand and a Half Sword, a big two handed cutter. I was off balance, I swung too hard, or I overextended and left myself exposed. It just wasn't somthing I was comfortable with.
On the other hand, I did try out a what Duncan called a mortuary hilt sword, and I liked that a lot better. It was a straight-bladed, single edged sword that I basically could use like an axe. Much better. I was used to my trusty pickaxe, so this worked out pretty well. Don't know as I would use it as a primary weapon, but it held promise.
Point to all this is, don't be afraid to try something new.