On 12/5/2014 7:20 AM, Christopher Mortika wrote: > Cut-and-thrust is a martial art where two combatants (or more, in melee) > face off directly against one another. In this fundamental aspect of > the activity, it is much more like armored combat than (non-combat) > archery or (non-jousting) equestrian. ::HUMOR AHEAD:: Years ago, a friend of mine was teaching a newb about the SCA and the different weapons forms between rapier and armored combat. He, laughingly, said: "In rapier, our weapons rust and our clothing mildews. In fighting it's the other way 'round"." I remember when Hal was giving us great lessons on the two forms on this list, ages ago. Tibor -- 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.