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Todde & Mora: White Scarf

Todde & Mora: White Scarf

Like many mixed-gender sporting environments, men hugely outnumber women in our fencing community.  There are four top-level women locally.  One of those is women, and unabashedly my favorite, is Mora.  She is the one I want little girls to meet: both because of her...
Spada Press

Spada Press

Guy Windsor.  It’s fascinating, a year ago he seemed far away, almost a celebrity in my mind.  He is I suppose, if to a niche fan base, as one of the foremost authorities on historical fencing.  We were introduced through a mutual friend much to my pleasure. He...
Couple’s Award Certificate

Couple’s Award Certificate

A Duellist is a low-level (AoA) award for rapier combat in the Society for Creative Anachronism.  The honorable Snorri Bjornsson contacted me and asked me if I could do a couples’ Duellist because it’s the only award he has in common with his lady.  He has...
Michael Mallory: Master of Defense

Michael Mallory: Master of Defense

Michael Mallory was the fifth to be invited, and the sixth to be inducted into Caid’s Order of Defense as a Master.  The award recognizes him for prowess and skill on the fencing field, as well as exemplary contributions to the local community as both a leader...
Colwyn Stagghorn: Master of Defense

Colwyn Stagghorn: Master of Defense

I have known Nora Kirkeby for about a year now. We met through a mutual hobby and an interest in Medieval and Renaissance history. I have watched this young lady flourish and create amazing pieces of art in various styles of scroll work from various countries and...