Meridian Order of the Blade
The Meridian Order of the Blade was established by King Ailgheanan & Queen Ashildr as a kingdom level high merit rapier award at Gulf War XIV (3/18/05). The Meridian Order of the Blade is an armigerous polling order (carries an AoA) given by the Crown in recognition of Excellence in Skill, Instruction, Leadership, and Service to the sport of Rapier, the Rapier Community, and the Kingdom. Companions of the order may wear a garter or strap about their left upper arm (black with white edging bearing the badge of the order) and/or any other article bearing the badge of the order (a field sable, a rapier palewise or, beneath 3 mullets argent) and are entitled to place the initials, M.O.B. after their name.