Goffe, Whalley, or the Devil

None can beat him but Goffe, Whalley, or the Devil
Excerpt: Ran into this fun little story on Tumblr recently about a judge who trolled the hell out of a fencing master in Boston in 1660. To show the dexterity of the Judges at fencing, this story is told:...

VIDEO: Live Steel Rapier Demonstrations

Excerpt: These are old videos, but still pretty cool. Devon Boorman of the wonderful Academie Duello historical fencing and stage combat school did a live steel demo with a rapier and longsword. Just goes to...

VIDEO: Fencer Foosball Frenzy

Fencer Foosball Frenzy
Excerpt: This weekend was Sommer Draw, which is a little but great SCA event.  After our fencing tournament we noticed there was a human-sized foosball rig. And fencers being fencers, mischief ensued (Thanks...

Pictorial: The Carolingian Caliver Company standard

Excerpt: Last spring one of my fellow SCA fencers came up to me saying he wanted to be the standard-bearer for our fencing unit, the Carolingian Caliver Company. I loved the idea. The only problem was that...

SCA Rapier Demo at Arisia Tomorrow

Excerpt: This weekend (1/16-1/19) is Arisia (a sci-fi/fantasy con in Boston, MA), and I along with a bunch of my fellow SCAdians will be demoing SCA rapier combat Saturday afternoon. Here's the demo...

Buff Coat Project 2.0: Prepping & Planning

Buff Coats
Excerpt: Making a Tandy Leather run this weekend. Hoping to get some materials for Buff Coat Project 2.0. Last year I embarked in Buff Coat Project 1.0. I had envision getting lighter leather so I could wear...