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HEMA

HEMA is an acronym for Historical European Martial Arts. The term encompasses a varied range of European fighting arts from Harnessfecten (fighting in armour) to Glima (Viking wrestling).  The Knight Shop offer one of the most comprehensive ranges of HEMA equipment for sale in the UK. We are specialists in this market and have a dedicated web store www.thehemashop.com

We even manufacture our own line of HEMA equipment! Our range of Red Dragon Armoury Synthetic Sparring Swords, Fencing Masks, Weapon Sparring Gloves, Throat Protectors, Groin Guards and Kit Bags can be purchased from retailers all over the planet.

We are the UK’s leading retailer of SPES protective equipment and hold large stocks of their products. We stock a range of federschwert, bucklers, rapiers, sabres, padded practice swords, wooden and nylon wasters, daggers, books, DVDs - basically everything you will ever need to get you into HEMA!

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  • Hanwei Federschwert

    Our Practical Fencing Longsword (or Federschwert) is based on classical training pieces used in Renaissance Europe.This uniquely styled sword is featured in many period fencing manuals and is popular with modern practitioners of European martial arts. Designed in conjunction with the OCHS historic fencing organization in Germany, Hanwei's Federschwert optimizes all of the balance and flexibility characteristics required for serious pursuit of this historic art. 

    This is one of the most flexible feders on the market and is very forgiving in the thrust. This flexibility can make certain techniques such as winding quite difficult. 

    Overall Length: 131cm
    Blade Length: 94cm
    Handle Length: 34.5cm
    Weight: 1360g
    Point of Balance: 9cm
    Point of Harmonics: 58.5cm
    Width at Guard: 6.8cm
    Width at Tip: 2cm
    Thickness at Guard: 0.75cm
    Thickness at Tip: 0.64cm
    Blade: High Carbon Steel
    Edge: Blunt
    Pommel:  Threaded
    ScabbardNot Included

    All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

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    Excl. Tax: £103.50 Incl. Tax: £124.20

  • Practical Cup Hilt Rapier

    Fencing in the Renaissance style plays a prominent part in historical re-enactment, combining the quickness of light blades with the structure and spirit of the duel. Designed for the rapier fencer with a preference for the cup-hilt style who wishes to spar in safety, This Paul Chen  Practical Cup-Hilt Rapier from Hanwei fits the bill perfectly. The rapier blade is similar in design to the practical blades for the swept-hilts but the length of the tang is adapted to the cup-hilt. The Hanwei SH2262 Main Gauche matches this rapier.

    Overall Length: 113cm
    Blade Length: 94cm
    Weight: 0.91kg
    Point of Balance: 14cm
    Point of Harmonics: 51cm
    Width at Guard: 1.9cm
    Width at Tip: 1cm
    Thickness at Guard: 0.64cm
    Thickness at Tip: .0.25cm
    Blade: High Carbon Steel
    Edge: Blunt
    Pommel: Threaded
    Scabbard: Wood, Leather, Steel 

    All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

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    Excl. Tax: £190.40 Incl. Tax: £228.48

  • Practical Rapier - 43" Blade

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    The Schlaeger Rapiers utilize a popular swept hilt, modified to accommodate Hanwei's schlaeger blades in 37" (SH1099) and 43" (SH1098) lengths. These tapered blades provide a superior balance compared to the traditional parallel-sided schlaegers, making for a faster sword.

    Paul Chen's Renaissance-style Rapiers trace their origins to early 17th century Europe, where swordplay with the Rapier was considered an essential part of a gentleman’s education and was often used in resolving gentlemanly disagreements. Blades generally originated in one of the blade making centers such as Toledo or Solingen, but many differences in styling and hilt materials resulted from the local manufacture of hilts all over Europe.

    Total length
    125cm
    Blade length: 109cm
    Grip length: 10cm
    Weight: 1.1kg
    Blade width (base): 2.5cm
    Point of Balance (PoB): 5.7 cm
    Blade: 1566 High Carbon Steel
    Edge: Blunt
    Pommel: Threaded
    ScabbardNot Included

    All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

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    Excl. Tax: £166.60 Incl. Tax: £199.92

  • Practical Rapier - 37" Blade

    The Schlaeger Rapiers by Paul Chen utilize a popular swept hilt, modified to accommodate our schlaeger blades in 37” (SH1099) and 43” (SH1098) lengths. These tapered blades provide a superior balance compared to the traditional parallel-sided schlaegers, making for a faster sword.

    Fencing in the Renaissance style plays an important part in the historical re-enactment combining the quickness of light blades with the stucture and spirit of the day.  Our Renaissance-style Rapiers trace their origins to early 17th century Europe, where swordplay with the Rapier was considered an essential part of a gentleman’s education and was often used in resolving gentlemanly disagreements. Blades generally originated in one of the blade making centers such as Toledo or Solingen, but many differences in styling and hilt materials resulted from the local manufacture of hilts all over Europe.

    Total length110.5cm
    Blade length: 94cm
    Grip length: 10.5cm
    Weight: 1080g
    Blade width (base): 2.5cm
    Point of Balance (PoB): 2.5 cm
    Blade: 1566 High Carbon Steel
    Edge: Blunt
    Pommel: Threaded
    ScabbardNot Included

    All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

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    Excl. Tax: £166.60 Incl. Tax: £199.92

  • Hutton Sabre

    One of the rapidly growing arts within historical fencing societies is that of sabre fencing in the late 19th century Italian style, originating with fencing masters who were employed to train mounted troops in the effective use of the military sabre. The Milanese fencing master Guiseppe Radaelli, is credited with starting the development of this style, while Salvatore Pecoraro introduced changes and refinements which resulted in the technique finally adopted for sabre at the Military Masters School in Rome. The hilt designs developed by Radaelli and Pecoraro have been reproduced in our fencing sabers, with stainless steel guards and wire-wrapped sharkskin-pattern grips. The high-carbon flex-tempered steel blades By Hanwei closely follow the proportions of the period and are button-tipped for safety. The blade and hilt of the “Hutton” sabre are closer to the style of the true military sabre.

    Total length94.3m
    Blade length: 77.8cm
    Grip length: 13cm
    Weight: 0.68kg
    Point of Balance: 11.4cm

    Blade width (base): 2.2cm
    Blade: High Carbon Steel
    Edge: Blunt
    Pommel: Nut
    Scabbard: Not Included

    All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

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    Excl. Tax: £86.80 Incl. Tax: £104.16

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