Society Earl Marshal

SCA Fencers

Rapier Combat


Deputy for Rapier

Master Laertes McBride (Greg Wylie), e-mail

Rules and Policies:

Rapier Combat Handbook pdf
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.