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

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

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...

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...

Talon Crescent Treaty

The Talon Crescent Treaty is an ornamental contract commemorating the formation of the Talon Crescent War.  Two versions of the scroll were made.  This scroll was presented by the Kingdom of Caid, why another scroll was presented by the Kingdom of Artemisia.  Each now...

Laurel for Don Lot Ramirez

Nora made me a scroll for my admission into the Order of the Laurel within the Society for Creative Anachronism.  I could not be happier with the job she did.  She designed and illuminated the scroll and oversaw the calligraphy with a meticulous eye to detail.  Even...