Blade Flex Standards

Effective from today, May 1, 2012, in accordance with the new Society Blade Standards ALL blades must meet the following requirements:   C.  OFFENSIVE EQUIPMENT (WEAPONS) 1. General Blade Requirements a. In order to be acceptable for use in rapier combat, it must meet certain criteria. If a blade does not meet the criteria established … [Read more…]

New Blade Flex Standards in Effect

Effective from today, May 1, 2012, in accordance with the new Society Blade Standards ALL blades must meet the following requirements:   East Kingdom Rapier Combat Rules (Effective May 1, 2012) C.  OFFENSIVE EQUIPMENT (WEAPONS) 1. General Blade Requirements a. In order to be acceptable for use in rapier combat, it must meet certain criteria. … [Read more…]

Rapier Champions’ Challenge

Unto the Fencers of the East do Don Donovan Shinnock and Baron Jean-Paul Ducasse, King’s and Queen’s Rapier Champions of the East send our greetings. There are whispered rumors of war in the wind, and a growing shadow of threat looming on the horizon. It is our intention to make sure that should this war … [Read more…]

Styles of Fencing: English

The resources in this section present information related to the study of the English style of rapier combat. Manuals George Silver: Paradoxes of Defense – by Greg Lindahl George Silver: Brief Instructions Upon My Paradoxes of Defense – by Greg Lindahl   Interpretation [Book] English Swordsmanship: The True Fight of George Silver – by Stephen … [Read more…]

Styles of Fencing: Spanish

The resources in this section present information related to the study of the Spanish style of rapier combat. Manuals [Book] Academy of the Sword: The Mystery of the Spanish Circle in Swordsmanship and Esoteric Arts – by Girard Thibault d’Anvers (author) and John Michael Greer(trans.)   Interpretation Spanish Influence in the Rapier Play of Vincentio Saviolo – … [Read more…]