[Ansteorra-rapier] Proposed revision to rapier rules

Uillicc uilliacc at gmail.com
Wed Oct 10 11:42:08 PDT 2012

I've been called to use them about once a year in a tourney I regularly 
attend---  two young men from the shire always want to use them in a 
bear-pit tourney....   I have my doubts regarding the reasons they want 
to use them, but I oblige---

I have a 40" Musketeer in a DarkWood hilt that is stiffer than any 
schlager I've ever owned...  when I get a bend on a hit with it, it's 
hard to say you didn't feel it....  especially since it has a standard 
epee' button tip, as stipulated in the rules-- not a rabbit blunt.

I'm personally ambivalent but lean to the dying a natural death idea...

> 6 years ago, the reasoning for not dropping foils and epees was that 
> we should let them die their natural death.  6 years later, they have 
> done so.  This rule change would simply acknowledge what has already 
> happened.   YMMV ~shrug~
> Avery
> (and yes, I still have a case of epees in the garage, just do not have 
> a reason to use them)

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