Deputy for Rapier
Master Laertes McBride (Greg Wylie), e-mail
Rules and Policies:
- Rapier Combat Handbook
- revised October 2013
- See updates below
- Rapier Combat Handbook Appendix 6 - Exceptions To Allowed Blades Rules
- Rapier Experiment Proposal Form
- To be submitted to the Society Rapier Marshal by Kingdom Rapier Marshals
Rules and Policies Updates:
April 12, 2014 - Board of Directors Ruling: "Temporary Probation on Spears"
Effective immediately, the use of spears, pikes, and pole arms is prohibited in rapier tournament or rapier melee combat, and the Society Earl
Marshal and Society Deputy Marshal for Rapier shall review the use of two handed swords in rapier combat.
February 21, 2014 Ruling - Use of Flexi-Daggers
October 2013 version of the handbook:
"2.B.v. Blades with a cross-section similar to a foil or epee (ie., foils, epees, double-wide epees, musketeers and flexi-daggers) are not allowed in Heavy Rapier, nor Cut & Thrust combat."
This section is reworded to:
"2.B.v. Full length blades (i.e. greater than 18" in length from tip to top of the tang) with a cross-section similar to a foil or epee (i.e., foils, epees, double-wide epees and musketeers) are not allowed in Heavy Rapier, nor Cut & Thrust combat. In addition, flexi-daggers are not allowed for Cut & Thrust combat."
This ruling allows flexi-daggers to continue to be used in Heavy Rapier combat on a society level. As usual, kingdoms are allowed to be more restrictive about the use of these blades in their rules.