THESE POLICIES ARE IN ADDITION TO SOCIETY LAW AND POLICY AND TO THE AETHELMEARC RAPIER POLICIES. IN THE CASE OF ANY
DISCERPANCY, SOCIETY POLICY TAKES PRECEDENCE.
Torso and Arm Armor
The clavicle must be protected by rigid material.
Rigid breast protection for female fighters is highly recommended
Rigid protection for the wrist is required on both arms.
Rigid protection for the knees and elbows is required. (Winged cops or commercial hard plastic pads that have
been augmented are suggested.)
Acknowledgment of blows
A demonstrations may be held which define areas of the body as if armored and to what degree so long as all the
participants are made aware of these special conditions prior to the start of combat.
A fighter can still parry with a disabled arm.
All bouts must be supervised by a warranted Cut and Thrust marshal
Tournaments must be over seen by two-warranted Cut and Thrust marshals.
Cut and thrust authorization process
Candidates must hold a current rattan or heavy rapier authorization from the kingdom of Æthelmearc.
Prior to primary authorization a candidate may train with an Æthelmearc warranted C&T marshal only.
There will be two authorizations for C&T combat in Æthelmearc. Primary authorization - sword and buckler
&Complete authorization - the remaining forms consisting of single sword, sword and dagger, sword and parry
object, case of sword (two sword).
To successfully obtain a primary authorization for C&T combat the candidate must
Must be thoroughly familiar with the Æthelmearc policies for Cut and Thrust.
The candidate must display controlled cuts and thrusts against a stationary target.
The candidate must show consistently safe levels of calibration and control in a bouting/free fight
The candidate must display consistently safe, courteous behavior in a bouting/free fight situation.
The candidate is to be evaluated by two warranted Æthelmearc C&T marshals.
The primary authorization enables the candidate to participate in C&T tournaments (with the sword and buckler
form only) and to train in all other forms with other C&T authorized fighters to obtain a complete
To successfully obtain a complete authorization for C&T combat the candidate must
Be thoroughly familiar with the Æthelmearc policies for Cut and Thrust.
The candidate must show consistently safe levels of calibration and control in a bouting/ free fight situation
in the following forms
Sword and Dagger
Sword and Parry Object
Case of sword (two sword)
The candidate is to be evaluated by two warranted Æthelmearc C&T marshals
A participant must be at least 18 years of age in order to participate in any Cut and Thrust related
Deputy for Cut and Thrust
Appointed by the Kingdom Rapier Marshal with the approval of the Kingdom Earl Marshal and the Crown.
The Deputy for Cut and Thrust shall enforce the policies of the Kingdom Rapier Marshal and the kingdom of
The Deputy for Cut and Thrust shall warrant Cut and Thrust marshals at his/her discretion.
The Deputy for Cut and Thrust may revoke the warrant of any Cut and Thrust marshal for just cause. At that time,
a report must be made to the Kingdom Rapier Marshal, who may set up a hearing on the subject if necessary.