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Monthly Archives: April 2020




  • How To Display Your Sword

    Wall Display Sword Display Plaque Use our Art Gladius display plaque to add an aspect of grandeur to any wall. With this plaque ranging from small, medium and large, it can accommodate many swords from small Rapiers to large Claymores. The plaque attaches to the wall using screws and has three brass fittings to hold the sword in place. Universal Sword Mount/Hanger This is the best option if you wish to invisibly hang your sword on the wall. Our “scissor” style sword mount holds around the blade of your sword for a secure fit. These mounts hold the sword flat against the wall and will only work with swords that have a cross guard to balance on the hooks.  Shield Sword Mount Display your sword in style with a choice of shields from Templar, Richard the Lionheart and the Royal England shield. Crafted from wood and hand-painted, these shield mounts make a...

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  • Are you choosing the right HEMA gear?

    As the manufacturer of Red Dragon HEMA equipment and clothing, we take safety within HEMA seriously and operate to the highest of standards. We are constantly asked by HEMA beginners what equipment they should buy and what would work best with the activity they are doing. In this blog, we will try and advise on what is best. Each individual has their own assessment of what suits them best when it comes to HEMA gear. This makes it confusing for the beginner as different sources say different answers. The two main properties when it comes to HEMA gear are: - Puncture Resistance (Newtons) - Pain Reduction during hits   As stated previously, the level of protection you will want completely depends on your personal preference and your fighting style. For example, you may choose a lightweight fencing jacket for sparring or a more protective Gambeson for heavy fighting – there...

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  • HEMA vs Isolation

    We all know by now COVID-19 or Coronavirus has swept through many countries, forcing people to stay in their homes or to social distance themselves from others. As this has meant that many group activities, such as HEMA gatherings, have been cancelled until further notice, we wanted to show you how you can use this time productively and safely. Training at Home Most of you are in isolation at home right now but this doesn’t mean you have to give up your training and stop improving your skills. Obviously when in the home, choose somewhere with plenty of room, as the last thing you want to do is smash up your belongings. While at home without a sparring partner, you may be interested in watching HEMA related DVD’s. Our selection of DVDs is a great way to learn new fighting systems. We have a varied selection to choose from, so...

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