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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

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