The following rules represent the standard ruleset for Tournaments being held by Royal Arts fencing academy. This includes: Ascalon, Blue Box, Looking Sharpe, and Hemmageddon
All weapons must be properly maintained and safe. The director will visually inspect weapons at the start of a pool or direct elimination. The Director may at any time request to inspect the weapon and invalidate an unsafe weapon.
Weapons may not have loose or incompletely attached pieces and tips must be rendered safe either by weapon design or addition of appropriate materials.
Weapons must also be on the approved list of weapons or cleared by Tournament Technical Director prior to competition.
The approved list of sabers includes
Cuts and thrusts to the head or torso are worth 2 points.
Cuts and thrusts to any extremities are a single point.
Slices or draw cuts, i.e. push and pull cuts, must travel at least half the length of the blade in order to score and must be made with obvious intent (i.e. a missed thrust is unlikely to be counted). The only valid targets for slices are hands/forearms and neck/face.