Rapier Combat


fenceRapier Marshal-in-Charge

Master Darius Lowen of the Middle


The Rapier Lists and Tent are located at the south end of the battlefield.
Standard office hours for the Rapier Tent will be 9 AM to 5 PM. 
Various tournaments may start before or end after those hours, but marshal coverage for those events is the responsibility of the hosts. No activity is to take place without a marshal present and monitoring activity.


The  Pennsic 49 Conventions Combat Conventions | Pennsic War establish standards and conventions for all rapier activities at Pennsic 

Kingdoms sponsoring other rapier events at Pennsic will employ these rules at minimum, and may add additional rules specific to the kingdom hosting the tournament. These rules are designed to promote safe rapier combat at Pennsic, and all participants in events governed by these rules are responsible for knowing, understanding, and applying them. However, no matter how clear or accurate, rules cannot replace common sense, good judgment, and concern for the participants. If a question arises when applying these standards, choose the response that promotes the greatest degree of safety for all participants. Please be sure to report any incidents, issues, and/or concerns to the Rapier Marshal-in-Charge.



Schedule of Rapier War Points & Tourneys: To Be Announced


Marshals are needed to work at the Rapier Tent and during the War Points. This is also a good opportunity for MITs to get experience. 

The shifts run in 2-hour blocks. The tent opens at 9 AM and closes at 5 PM each day. Many hands make light work, so please consider taking a shift. Many hands make light work, so please consider taking a shift. 

Signups can be done online at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805094aa5a722a6fd0-rapier



All fighters who wish to participate in the battles at Pennsic War 48 must be authorized to fight. Authorizations may occur at Pennsic. People wishing to authorize in a primary or secondary weapons form must have a marshal from their kingdom present at Marshal’s Point, with the required paperwork for their kingdom. In addition, primary authorizations must include one of the Principal Marshals or their specifically appointed representative. Authorization bouts will be fought on the list just in front of the appropriate Marshal’s Tent during posted inspection hours only.


In-camp inspections can be arranged for armor inspection, but only by a marshal from the rapier combatant's home kingdom. Weapon inspections may only be conducted on the field.

Per the Corporate Rules for Rapier Combat in the SCA (the "Society Rules"), all fencers, prior to every combat or practice, shall ensure their equipment is safe, in good working order and has been inspected by a marshal authorized to inspect rapier gear.

At Pennsic, such inspection must be performed (a minimum of once per day) by either a marshal from a fencer's home kingdom to that kingdom's standards or, if a marshal from that kingdom is not available, by any marshal, to the Society Rules.

Cut & Thrust Rapier

Fencers interested in practicing Cut and Thrust rapier may do so on the rapier field using the Society rules or their own kingdom's C & T rules. They must be supervised by a marshal warranted to do so.

Youth Fencing

Minors wishing to participate in youth fencing activities must first see the Youth Rapier Marshal-in-Charge, accompanied by a parent or guardian, to complete the necessary paperwork. They will be on the field during youth fencing practice.

Bullying Policy

THE SCA PROHIBITS HARASSMENT AND BULLYING OF ALL INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS. Participants engaging in this behavior are subject to appropriate sanctions. If you are subjected to harassment, bullying, or retaliation, or if you become aware of anyone being harassed or bullied, contact a seneschal, President of the SCA, or your Kingdom’s Board Ombudsman.

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