1 February 2006

First Rapier Practice

No sewing so far. But our Barony had its first rapier practice at my house last night. I've been wanting to do some fighting but heavy is too hard on the knees!! Rapier is easier on the body, requires alot less and lighter equipment and you can wear funky clothes while fighting! We had five people there, and started with some basics, foot work etc. Not a bad start considering it was raining all day!!

We now have to start getting kit together. Hardest thing will be getting hold of some cheap fencing masks. That will probably be the most expensive bit as we can start out with reasonably priced fibreglass rapiers.

Nik, any hints for good websites for 16th C fencing garb (doublets, etc) instructions?