Sable Talon of Ansteorra

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The Sable Talon of Ansteorra is an AoA Level award given in the Kingdom of Ansteorra for skills in any of the martial activities.


There shall exist in Ansteorra an award unto which shall be given by the Crown unto such persons

  • who have striven greatly to further their skill levels and capabilities in any recognized marshallate activity;
  • who have positively influenced the skills and capabilities of others in these fields; and
  • who lead by example when on and off the field of endeavor.

The Award may be given to an individual more than once, but only once for a particular field.

Holders of the Award shall be entitled to be styled and announced in procession as “Holder of the Sable Talon for [marshallate field].”

Holders of the Award shall be entitled to wear a medallion or pin depicting the badge of the Award.


The badge of the Award shall be (Fieldless) An eagle’s leg erased, à la quise sable.


Holders of the Award shall take precedence after Holders of the King's Gauntlet of Ansteorra and Queen's Glove of Ansteorra and before the companions of the various baronial orders. The Awards of the Sable Thistle of Ansteorra, Sable Crane of Ansteorra, and Sable Talon of Ansteorra are held to be of equal precedence.


The Sable Talon of Ansteorra was created by the 52nd Crown, Ulsted the Unsteady and Cateau d’Ardennes, XXXIX (2005).

Award Recipients