Jalali, I can come up with three Laurels for historic combat, mostly sword based, from Northshield alone. The main problem with a Laurel for historic combat and the rapier peerage is that one is for research and one is for skill. (Or should be.) Gabriel On Thu, Dec 4, 2014, at 01:04 PM, Patricia Schmidt wrote: > Also, you all might want to contact M. Don Hans Durmast von der > Wanderlust who lives in An Tir. He is one of the few that I know of > receiving a Laurel for his practice of his martial art of Fence and > the research he did on period use and technique. He could give you > some very valuable insight to this issue. Part of his early research > (nearly 20 years ago) was on finding mundane patents of arms that had > been given in the area of rapier combat. He and his group found 2 > distinct different references, but the 3rd eluded them for quite a > while. You owe it to yourselves to ask this Gentleman what he thinks > about it and why. > > YiS, M. Jalali of Salamis, OL Ansteorra. -- Patrick Anderson [log in to unmask] "No matter how much you feed the wolf, he keeps looking at the forest." --Ilse Lehiste -- Manage your subscription at http://listserv.unl.edu. listserv.unl.edu lists do not accept incoming email from Yahoo.com, AOL.com or Dropbox.com due to their DMARC policies.