ANST - Re: Kids with Boffers

Robert Brown gorm at
Mon Jul 6 00:15:46 PDT 1998

The idea of boffers was brought up a few years ago in the local barony by some
lurkers who wanted to fight, but not shell for the armor.  It was explained in
the meeting as such by, either the Baron + Baroness, or maybe it was HG
Michael.  In Kingdom Law, there is no designation between a boffer and a
"real(read fighting)" sword.  Just as there is no difference between (sometimes
literally none) a boffer and "real" mace.  Thus, by current kingdom law, they
for all intents and purposes are "real" weapons.
    I personally think a beginner fighting would be good.  Boffer, Shanai, etc.
It would allow a youth to practice skills relatively safely.
Stronghold of Falconridge

Bob Dewart wrote:

> My apolgies for not keeping up on this thread; however, are you saying that
> no Kingdom allows boffer tournies for their kids?  Didn't someone say there
> was a law against it?  If so what is the statue name and number?
> (Snip)
> >>Again, I think there is just so much fear of a lawsuit, that the BOD and
> >>other officials don't want to take any chances.
> (Snip)
> Gilli
> Shoot more arrows.The above is NOT the official opinion of the Shire of
> Middleford, Southern Region, Ansteorra or any other organization.
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