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Known World Handbook - Fourth Edition

The SCA Known World Handbook is a must-have resource for any newcomer to the SCA.

The Handbook was revised and updated in 2010. This new edition has 222 pages and over 80 articles on subjects including:

  • SCA History
  • Customs
  • Persona
  • Heraldry
  • Awards
  • Costuming
  • Events
  • Courts
  • Feasts
  • Camping
  • Arts & Sciences
  • Armoring
  • Chivalry
  • Rapier Arts
  • Tournaments
  • Service
Read a sample article: "Getting Ready for Your First Event"


The Known World Handbook can be purchased on-line from the Stock Clerk, or through the mail.

An errata sheet for the fourth edition is available. Contributors or readers who find additional details that need to be corrected should contact us so that we may update the errata sheet.