Difference between revisions of "Real weapons in the SCA"

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Always make sure:
 
Always make sure:
 
* Real weapons (knives, swords, etc.) are '''not''' be drawn at an [[SCA]] [[event]].
 
* Real weapons (knives, swords, etc.) are '''not''' be drawn at an [[SCA]] [[event]].
* Fighting with metal weapons is '''not permitted at SCA events'''. If you want to do this, join a [[metal weapons]] group. Also note we are not talking about authorised [[rapier]] fighting with approved weaponry.
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* Fighting with metal weapons is '''not permitted at SCA events'''. If you want to do this, join a [[metal weapons group]]. Also note we are not talking about authorised [[rapier]] fighting with approved weaponry.
 
* Follow your local [[mundane]] laws with regards to carrying weapons. This may require you to have the weapons in a secure bag or container when not at an event.
 
* Follow your local [[mundane]] laws with regards to carrying weapons. This may require you to have the weapons in a secure bag or container when not at an event.
 
* Be responsible and do not touch other people's weapons without permission, be they real or SCA weapons.
 
* Be responsible and do not touch other people's weapons without permission, be they real or SCA weapons.
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#Displaying the [[blade]] ("[[clear|Clear!]]" must be called before doing this to let surrounding people know what you're doing)
 
#Displaying the [[blade]] ("[[clear|Clear!]]" must be called before doing this to let surrounding people know what you're doing)
 
#Self defense
 
#Self defense
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Due to the practise of using [[rattan]] as a material for making [[weapon]]s, many 'real' swords owned by [[SCAdian]]s are more decorative than functional. These types of "[[weapons]]" are usually derogatorially referred to as [[sword like objects]] or SLO's.

Revision as of 12:40, 4 February 2006

Always make sure:

  • Real weapons (knives, swords, etc.) are not be drawn at an SCA event.
  • Fighting with metal weapons is not permitted at SCA events. If you want to do this, join a metal weapons group. Also note we are not talking about authorised rapier fighting with approved weaponry.
  • Follow your local mundane laws with regards to carrying weapons. This may require you to have the weapons in a secure bag or container when not at an event.
  • Be responsible and do not touch other people's weapons without permission, be they real or SCA weapons.

The only exceptions to the first rule are:

  1. In honour of the crown
  2. Displaying the blade ("Clear!" must be called before doing this to let surrounding people know what you're doing)
  3. Self defense

Due to the practise of using rattan as a material for making weapons, many 'real' swords owned by SCAdians are more decorative than functional. These types of "weapons" are usually derogatorially referred to as sword like objects or SLO's.