Weapon & Armor Specifications

Weapon & Armor Specifications

Melee Weapons

Melee Weapons Min/Max
Total Length
Min/Max
Blade/Striking Surface
Small Weapon 16″ – 20″ 12″ – 16″
Short Weapons 24″ – 33″ 18″ – 27″
Long Weapons 36″ – 48″ 28″ – 40″
Staff (2 handed) 60″ – 72″ The middle 3′ of the staff is the grip area.  Everything outside that area is striking surface
Bastard Weapons (1 or 2 handed) 51″ – 57″ 43″ – 45″,  Spears (41″ – 47″ haft / 8″ or more spearhead)
Polearm/Great Weapons (2 handed) 60″ – 72″ 50″ – 58″

Ranged Weapons

Ranged Weapons Physical Requirements Weapon Description
Ranged Weapons, Small Closed Cell Foam, 6″ – 12″ max Thrown Weapons
Ranged Weapons, Medium Crossbows (foam dart crossbows only)
Ranged Weapons, Large Long Bows or Recurve Bows, 35lbs maximum draw with safety approved arrows (Requires annual safety course). (Nerf Bows do not need safety course)

Armor

Armor Type Composition/Materials Coverage
Light Armor
(1-2 points)
Light leather that is setting appropriate Must cover at least one wound location
Medium Armor
(3-4 points)
Studded leather, Boiled leather at least 1/4th inch Must cover torso and at least 50% of two limbs
Heavy Armor
(5 points)
Chainmail, brigandine, overlapping scale plate Must cover torso and at least 50% of every limb.
Encased Armor
(6 points)
Solid plate, SCA full body armor, Must fully cover torso and at least 75% of all limbs

Shields

Shield Size Max Diameter (For Round) Area 
Buckler
(SP 2)
10″ 100″ square / Max dimension  12″
Small Shield
(SP 1)
18″ 254″ square / Max dimension  24″
Medium Shield
(SP 1)
24″ 480″ square / Max dimension 30″
Large Shield
(SP 0)
28″ 700″ square / Max dimension 36″
Tower Shield
(SP 0)
Never Round 1100″ square / Max dimension 24″ x 50″