Two generous swordmakers provided support for this event and it is not right that either of them should have to share the spotlight. Therefore I have decided that this custom French foil from Benjamin Arms will be the one and only sword that will be given as the winner's prize at the tournament. Besides I do not want anyone not trying their best and thinking that second place was ok. Second place would not be ok in an occasion with sharps would it? I will provide other prizes for second and third place. I am still writing out the tournament rules but so far reaction to the scenario based competition have been very favorable.
Diner details will be up this weekend. Expect a very Baltimore experience.
I have added an essay to the website. Deconstructing Smallsword. It is optional homework for those who want to get a head start on my class's content and approach.