I have a fencing helmet that will withstand a strike with a flail mace, leather armour, and various other impliments.
But you can have a sword and it is no good if you don't know how to use it.
When they take your guns, people will train with knives and swords. Here are two videos and the link at the bottom is a link to my Clan Chief's Western martial Arts School. We teach "Highland Broadsword" technique.
Better get yourself a sword, at least.