Rapier combat is reminiscent of that from the late 15th century to the early 17th century. Fighters can move in any direction and can use bucklers/shields, capes, canes, daggers, parrying gauntlet and other offhand defensive equipment.
There are two categories of rapier combat, each requiring separate authorization.
- Heavy Rapier
- Cut and Thrust Rapier
Rapier fighters must wear protective clothing in compliance with the rules of the SCA. Weapons must also be properly prepared in compliance with our Rapier Rules of Combat. These rules can be found here.
The Rapier Marshal:
The Rapier Marshal is responsible for the safety of all on the practice or battlefield. The Rapier Marshal also keeps records of who is authorized to participate in armored combat. They also conduct “authorizations” for new fighters wishing to become “authorized” in Rapier Combat.
For more information, Contact the Rapier Marshal
Rapier Combat in the Barony of Tir Ysgithr
Every Tuesday night is our Baronial Fighter Practice.
One portion of our field is dedicated to Rapier Combat and Practice. We have many skilled fighters and teachers to choose from, and if you are interested in trying Rapier Combat, we even have some “loaner” equipment you can use while attending practice.
Groin protection is REQUIRED and not provided with our “loaner” equipment. You will ALSO be required to sign a waiver, if you are not currently an SCA member, but wish to participate at practice.