Heavy Combat

Heavy Combat is the oldest style of fighting in the SCA, appearing (in a very rudimentary form) at the very first event, when the founding members donned motorcycle helmets and hit each other with branches and hockey sticks. Things have come a long way since then, the armour is generally a lot more medieval and must conform to safety standards. Rattan is used to fashion the weapons; swords, maces, spears, polearms and others.

Images courtesy of Paul of Abbotsford, Indrani Mai and Deense.