My rapier will be here tomorrow! I hope it gets here in ime for me to bring it to practice tomorrow evening. I probably can't use it to spar with, because I don't have a safety blunt for the tip, but I want to show it off anyway.
I have been reading Agrippa and Capo Ferro and studying their diagrams. And watching rapier videos aon YouTube. I am struck (har har) by the elegance and inevitability of the moves, countermoves, and counter-counter moves. (there are actual names for them, I can't remember or don't quite understand yet.) The way it all goes together, like a sonnet or like a chess match.
I also ordered a mask.