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Crossing Swords or, Duello, the Art of Defense

When Ken is not too busy with his new company, he will write these pages to suit him, but until then....

Ken had been fencing in competitions since high school. His introduction to the SCA was through members of his fencing team at Virginia Tech. Since then, he has sought information about 15th-17th century rapier fighting from original sources and has attempted to recreate some of the period moves in SCA light weapons combat. In addition, he is interested in the social and cultural contexts of duello and how it fit into the education and practice of being a courtier.

On this page, he will publish fencing moves, information about primary sources, and other duello-related research. For this time, he has compiled the Characteristics of Bucklers in the Wallace Collections, London. The previous article can be found on the Archive page