ARN - AoR Booklet...

David Jordan jordand at
Sat Jan 15 08:49:46 PST 2000


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-----Original Message-----
From: gptaylor <gtaylor at>
To: cadetscorner at <cadetscorner at>;
ansteorra-rapier at Ansteorra.ORG <ansteorra-rapier at Ansteorra.ORG>;
gtaylor at <gtaylor at>
Date: Wednesday, January 12, 2000 18:46
Subject: ARN - AoR Booklet...

>Greetings fellow Ansteorrans!
>Hello!  Once more, I’m soliciting articles for the upcoming Academy of
>the Rapier.  Last time, I had a few takers, but still would like to
>increase this number.  In this light, after each topic, I’ll list folk
>who immediately pop into mind when I think of these topics.  I apologize
>in advance for forgetting others who may be equally qualified
don’t let
>my forgetting you keep you from volunteering.  Also, none of these
>topics are set in stone
feel free to pick something else, or to put your
>own spin on a topic.
>1. Rapier-Associated Hats:  Which are actually period to
>1620?  Felt Hats:  How to block or reblock a felt hat.  Making a nifty
>Elizabethan hat from a felt hat blank.  Hat Accessories.  How to make a
>cavalier hat.  How to rescue wet feathers.   Aaron? Truly?  Benedict?
>2. Torso:  Period patterns that will result in something that is legal
>under the new rules.  How to make those nifty slashed/paned sleeves.
>Judy’s Linen can be used to make a heat-reducing 3-layer doublet/shirt
>combination.  Making a period pouffy shirt.  A quick and safe
>under-shirt shell.   Who is the Judy’s Linen originator?
>3. Gloves:  Glove maintenance.  Glove creation.  Cuff
>addition/modification of mundane gloves, to create a period flair.
>Glove Sources.
>4. Pants:  Repeat Tivar’s Quick and Dirty trunk hose?  Pattern for the
>Big Pants with canions (Benedict).  Or
A less cloth consuming pattern
>for these pants (Galla/Brian?)
>5. Boots:  Ways to make a period boot from somethign you buy at
>Walmart.  Boot accessories.  Spatting/slashing black tennies (Tivar).
>6. Hoods:  Pattern for a hood that’s directly afixed to a fencing mask.
>Hoods/padding techniques used for fencing helms of various styles.
>7. Helms:  What’s out there, when are they from, how to make various
>styles legal, pros and cons of use.
>8. Gorgets:  A comfortable rapier gorget-   Alexander?
>8. Weapons:  What’s all this about daggers
>(discussion/description/source for the new dagger types
Aaron?)?  Article about origin, etc, of Del Tin Blades and
>who is selling them.  Period schlager/del tin specific techniques (Aaron
>or Iolo).  40+ inch blade strategies (Alexander?).  Training an Epee
>right (so that it lasts as long as possible).  Making a swept-hilt,
>epee-legal (even at Pennsic, Avery)  ). Actual fighting:  Cloak-guy’s
>favorite Cloak techniques (Avery??).  Basic Buckler Strategies
>(Geoffrey?).  Using a scabbard (Lionardo?).  Using a Belaying pin
>(Xeno?).  Very-effective-killer’s favorite drills (Elias will write).
>Warm up drills.  Hand Sniping.  How to focus for a tourney.  Case is
>Fun...if you practice it correctly.  Basic Case (Hawkins will write).
>Successful Ground Fighting.  A short course on Tourney Styles.  Fighting
>in defensive stance.  Using your opponents sense of timing against him.
>A short fighters advice on killing tall people.  Fighting in the
>Round.   An Ansteorran in the West (Xeno?)
>9.   New Fighters-  Becoming Authorized. What to expect at your first
>Tourney.   Beyond Authorization.  Etiquette on the field.  How to gain
>infamy, quickly.  Advice on Blow Calling.    Good starter blade combo to
>buy.  Good basic moves that can kill overconfident experienced
>opponents.  A newby’s first day out...what should you teach him/her?
>Hills and Canyons; don’t get discouraged when you seem to be
>deproving!    Effective teaching strategies.  Goals for the new
>fighter.   The learning Curve (Hawkins is writing).
>11. What is a Cadet.  What misc. Dons look for in a cadet.  (Compile a
>Cadets-corner faq on this, Piet??)
>12. Theory:  Italian vs French dueling concepts.  Were Rapiers used at
>War?  The Roaring Girls; A reasonable English Rapier Persona for women
>(Isobel).  What are we doing out here, anyway?  etc., etc.  Women on the
>list field.  Famous Rapier Duels.  Great movies for Rapier fighters
>(Kazimir).  Great documentaries/instructional videos for rapier
>fighters.  “Remember...this is supposed to be fun.”
>13. Misc:  Crossing over to Heavy Fighting...what can I expect?  A
>rapierists guide to the HW Spear (Tall Brian??).  Fighting rapier in
>other Kingdoms (Tivar
a modern reprise?).  Fighting Rapier at War
>(Kayleigh, Haro
>14. Youth Rapier.  Introduction to Ansteorran Youth Rapier (Piet or
>Aethelyan?).  Summary of Rules that are different from Adult rules.
>Advice when teaching kids (Valentyn?).  Marshaling Kids (Aethelyan).
>15.  Summary of Society Rules changes.  Kazimir?
>16. Marshaling:  How to inspect a blade (Ansgar)?  How to make a drop
>tester (Dore?).  Etc...
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