On this blog you’ll find posts about my research into 17th Century swordsmanship, as well as posts and pics of garb I make for myself and others for the SCA.

In Society I’m known as Don Remy Delamontagne de Gascogne, Lord Captain of the Carolingian Caliver Company in the East Kingdom.

Outside of Society, I’m known as J.M. Aucoin where I write historical adventure and swashbuckling novels. For more on my books, visit JMAucoin.com.

Why The Tavern Knight? It’s also the title of a historical adventure novel by Rafael Sabataini, one of my favorite authors.

He whom they called the Tavern Knight laughed an evil laugh—such a laugh as might fall from the lips of Satan in a sardonic moment. He sat within the halo of yellow light shed by two tallow candles, whose sconces were two empty bottles, and contemptuously he eyed the youth in black, standing with white face and quivering lip in a corner of the mean chamber.



Researching swords, gonnes and garb during the 16th and 17th Centuries.