A grandfather who survived a triple heart by-pass fought off two hooded raiders when they attacked him with a Samurai sword in his country post office.
Alan Garratt was slashed with the three-foot long weapon when he refused to give in to the raiders' demands.
Despite his injuries, the 68 year-old put up such a fight the attackers fled empty handed.
"I don't think they thought anyone would tackle them, but I did," he said.
The raid, which lasted 40 seconds, was captured on a CCTV camera only installed 24 hours earlier following another raid on the premises last week.
The images show two men wearing balaclavas and holding the weapons aloft, ready to strike before deciding to make a run for it.
In a final act of defiance, Mr Garratt, hurled a bottle of sherry at the raiders as they fled.
The terror began when one of the men vaulted the counter, apparently thinking Mr Garratt's wife, Erica, 69, was alone in the shop in Knipton in Leicestershire's Vale of Belvoir.
Alerted by his wife's cries for help, Mr Garratt rushed from the back of the shop, forcing the raider to jump back over the counter.
One of the raiders swung the sword down on the pensioner's left arm and hand, causing deep wounds.
Both men took turns slashing at him, while he searched for something to defend himself with.
The robbers fled empty-handed as he began to tackle them once more.
He needed eight stitches in his arm following the attack on Monday.
He said: "It was all over in 40 seconds. You can see they're proper Samurai swords on the CCTV footage.
"I didn't really feel it when I was cut on the arm and hand until afterwards. There was blood everywhere.
"The only thing I could find to arm myself with was a bottle of sherry."
Despite their ordeal, the couple insist they have no plans to be forced out of their livelihood.
A family friend said: "It's shaken them up quite a bit, but they have said they don't want to be driven away."
Tags: robbery, samurai sword, post office, robbers, cctv, caught, cam, tape, security, surveillance
Location: Knipton, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom (UK/GB) (load item map)
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