Awards for Rapier Defense

From Kingdom of Atenveldt

Golden Blade

This award recognizes people for their skill and enthusiasm in the art of defense with the rapier.  You will see rapier fighters fencing with real (but blunted) steel blades in one-on-one tournaments, melees, and an army at Estrella War. The Golden Blade has the first level of precedence for Kingdom rapier awards, above an Award of Arms. (more detail)

Order of the Lynx

The Lynx of Atenveldt is given to those who have excelled in teaching and in their exceptional artistry in the art of defense with the rapier.  Recipients have demonstrated good judgment, shown boldness, swiftness, and courage both on and off the field.  In addition they exhibit the virtues of Prudence, Audacity, Celerity, and Fortitude. This award has a higher level of precedence in rapier defense awards, above a Golden Blade. (more detail)

Luxbruder of Atenveldt

This award is given for extreme excellence in the art of defense with the rapier. The skills of these fighters are valued by their allies and feared by their foes upon the battlefield.  This award has a higher level of precedence in rapier defense awards, above a Golden Blade. (more detail)

Commander of the Lynx

The Commander of the Lynx is given to those who already have a Lynx and continue to be outstanding in the virtues of the arte of defense — Prudence, Audacity, Celerity, and Fortitude; using steel weapons in both Rapier and Cut & Thrust styles. These individuals continue to show good judgment, boldness, swiftness and courage, both on and off the field.  They continue to excel in teaching and their exceptional artistry of these weapons forms. This is a very special award because only one may be given out per reign and the Crown puts a lot of thought into their choice.  The award includes a Grant of Arms and has a higher precedence than the Lynx, Luxbruder or Guardian. (more detail)

Guardians of Atenveldt

This award is given to armored combat and rapier fighters who show talent in melee battles and military tactics for SCA-style warfare.  Fighters must also teach these skills to others. The Guardian of Atenveldt is given at three levels - Legionnaire, Officer, Commander; the level is shown by the color of the ribbon with the award medallion. The three levels are:

  • Legionnaire – 1st level, blue ribbon
  • Officer – 2nd level, white ribbon
  • Commander – 3rd level, gold ribbon (highest level)

This award may be presented to the same individual more than once, but only in a higher degree than is currently held by the recipient.  It has a higher level of precedence in armored combat, above a Blood of Fenris. (more detail)

Badges for Atenveldt Rapier Awards


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