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Flurry of fast-moving blades

Craig Robertson of Lacey blocks with his buckler as he duels Ramond Mendez of Everett on Saturday, Aug. 30, at the Society for Creative Anachronism’s September Crown tournament. The duelists were among some 700 SCA participants to gather over the Labor Day weekend, filling Meadowbrook Farm with tents, booths and color. “You’re trying to gain control of the fight at the very beginning,” Robertson said of his match. “Once you have the opening, you move. The swords are light, and it moves very quickly.”  - Seth Truscott / Snoqualmie Valley Record
Craig Robertson of Lacey blocks with his buckler as he duels Ramond Mendez of Everett on Saturday, Aug. 30, at the Society for Creative Anachronism’s September Crown tournament. The duelists were among some 700 SCA participants to gather over the Labor Day weekend, filling Meadowbrook Farm with tents, booths and color. “You’re trying to gain control of the fight at the very beginning,” Robertson said of his match. “Once you have the opening, you move. The swords are light, and it moves very quickly.”
— image credit: Seth Truscott / Snoqualmie Valley Record

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