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
Sword & Buckler
11.2 - Bucklers
Bucklers must be held in the off hand.
Bucklers must be made of metal, plastic or other material that will not splinter or shard if broken.
They may be in any shape, but the longest dimension must be 12 inches or less.
The Buckler’s face must be relatively smooth, so as to not catch on fabric. Spikes, Studs, Nubes or protruding rivets are not allowed.
Punching with the buckler is forbidden, and will result in a yellow card or greater at the directors discretion.