Author: Atarah al'Norahn
During his lifetime, he fought over ten thousand times, in battle and in single combat (TDR, Ch. 24). He once defeated ten men at once (LoC, Ch. 1). He was only ever defeated once, by a farmer with a quarterstaff (TDR, Ch. 24).
Watching him practice with the sword against five opponents, Nasin Caeren compares Rand to Jearom. Davram Bashere asks Rand if he thinks he will live long enough to equal the greatest swordsman in history (LoC, Ch. 1).