@bluefoxicy - Having participated in medieval re-enactments for over 30 years, I'd say that there are still quite a few sword makers around; bought from at least a dozen over the years (knives, axes, spears, war hammers and armor, too). I've even made a few mostly by the stock removal technique (read this as lots and lots of time with steel, files and emery cloth).
If you don't need a master piece, Museum Replicas has a nice selection.
...and to answer the question posed later in the thread, I do brew. The re-enactment scene is where I had mead for the first time (back in 1983) and decided I could make better. =)