Free Scholar

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Sometimes called gold scarves, free scholars are the second level of the Academie d'Espee. It is generally understood free scholars possess novice to intermediate level prowess, regularly perform service, and are capable up-and-coming leaders within the rapier community. To become a free scholar, a scholar must have three (3) provost sponsors. Elevation to the Academie rank of free scholar does not involve the Crown and is not an award so much as it is a job within the community. A free scholar elevation, or prize fight, involves a public display of the rapier fighter's prowess, a gifting of a prize box, and a replacement of the blue scarf on the left arm with a gold one.

The current active free scholars: