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rapier combat

rapier1Rapier combat is the preferred activity for many shire members.  Practices are available at the Ravenslake monthly meeting, as well as sites in surrounding areas and those held by the Thieves of Hearts.  

For more information about rapier combat, contact the Marshal of Fence.

The fencing household The Thieves of Hearts is affiliated with the Shire of Ravenslake.  This group holds practices and attends events together.  See the Thieves of Hearts website for more information.

The Beaver Academy of Offense was founded in the Shire of Ravenslake in A.S. XXXII as a public Academy for the Study and Practice of Rapier Fencing in the Style of our esteemed predeccesors DiGrassi, Silver, Savolio and others.

Here are some useful links for Rapier:

Midrealm Rapier Rules 4.0 (PDF)

The Midrealm Rapier Marshals Handbook

Midrealm Youth Rapier Handbook

Society's Rapier Combat Handbook (.pdf)


SCA Rapier and Historical Fencing Links:
The Middle Kingdom Fencing Marshallate Page

Middle Kingdom Fencer Identification Page

Midrealm Rapier Marshal Resources 
Classical Fencing and Historical Swordsmanship
The Arte of Defense by William E Wilson 
Classical Fencing Mailing List 
Elizabethan Fencing

Gallowglass Academy 
Portable Take-Down Sword Rack by Warder Kevin O'Shaughnessy


Historic Enterprises
Zen Warrior Armory
Darkwood Armory

Shire Champions

Archery Champion:
Astridr Ymirsdottir

Bard of Ravenslake:
Lady Gabrielle Roslyn Morley

Bocce Ball Champion:
Reimar Erikson

Heavy Weapons Champion:
Hjalmar Njalsson

Rapier Champion:
Morvyth Bengrick

Thrown Weapons Champion:
Lady Metylda of Ravenslake