Top Ten Pirates of the Caribbean Sword FightersKilMii
The Top Ten
The one can defeat all the intelligence and see who can against something so amazing
Screenwriters say that Norrington, Barbossa and Will are all better swordfighters than Jack. But Jack uses his brains to fight so he can beat basically anyone. - KilMii
Barbossa has already defeated Jack in open combat.
Hector Barbossa can beat everyone if he wants. He is definitely stronger than Jack and more experienced than Will.
He is better than Jack nearly killed him had it not take the spell of not dying
Will Turner is the best swordsman. Only the ignorant people who understand nothing about fencing/swordsmanship can't see that. - tem
Technically the best swordsman is Will. Barbossa might have been stronger in his prime, but he is already too old, so if we they will engage in an equal fight - where both feel and can get tired and killed, Will is able to hold his own agains Barbossa until he will get tired, then he will win.
- but that works only in a fair fight. As well as with Jack, Will can still lose. only his technical skill of swordsmanship is the best, not the experience nor tactics.
Will is said to be the best swordsman in the movies by the screenwriters. And just look at the fight between Jack, Norrington and Will. Nomatter how you look at it Will is clearly the best. - KilMii
Jones is far more experienced with centuries of being a pirate
Though it may be debatable that he was only able to outperform Barbossa due to his loss of leg, he was certainly very tactical and wise with his blade, and it should also be noticed that Barbossa was using two weapons during his fight, which proved to create minimal extra difficulty on Blackbeards part.
Jack, Will, Barbarossa, and all the rest above Blackbeard were and are indeed better characters but I don't think they could defeat him in a sword duel. I even remembered that he lost to Barbarossa because he had a poison blade and cut Blackbeard with it.