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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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  • SPES Wooden Waster Messer Sword - 92cm

    A wooden sword made of ash with a straight guard.

    This type of sword was widely used in medieval times during fencing training. It helps to improve swordsmanship without causing any major injuries. Especially recommended for beginners.

    Important: Designed for thrusting practice, or for light training in pairs without heavy strength involved. Not intended for use on any hard, metal or sharp items. Over heavy use while fighting with two simulators may damage the swords.

    Blade length: 69cm
    Total length: 92cm
    Blade width: 5cm
    Blade thickness: 3cm
    Crossguard length: 15cm
    Weight: 1050g
    Scabbard: None

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

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    Excl. Tax: £30.42 Incl. Tax: £36.50

  • Honshu Practice Katana

    Having a high quality and safe tool to practice your sword skills with is of the utmost importance! You shouldn’t have to worry about safety when you are working to become a master of the sword.

    Constructed from the highest grade polypropylene available and closely mimicking a real katana in length, size, weight, and feel, our practice sword has the advantage of being virtually unbreakable, as well as, remarkably stiff and cut resistant. 

    Length: 77cm

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

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    Excl. Tax: £37.50 Incl. Tax: £45.00

  • SPES HEMA Heavy Padded Two-Handed Sword with Cross Guard

    The blade is made of soft, elastic components which give you full safety during training. Outer fabric guarantees longer life of the product and higher resistance to damage to the blade. The blade has an additional core hardening. The plastic hilt is covered with rubber for stronger and a more stable grip. The crossguard is made of plastic which is 21cm long, to protect hands against injuries. Designed for thrusting practice, or for light training in pairs without heavy strength involved. It is not intended to use this weapon to hit any hard, metal or sharp items. Used too much whilst having hard hits while fighting may cause damage to them.

    Safety: For safety reasons, we suggest to use groin protectors and masks for face protection (especially eyes) during the training with this type of weapon. 

    Important: This type of weapon is designed for light training without the use of heavy protective gear. Hits on hard elements, for example, wooden shields, or metal masks without soft overlays may cause damage to the weapon.

    Blade length: 84cm
    Grip length: 31cm
    Cross-Guard Length: 21cm
    Total length: 120cm
    Weight: 840g

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

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    Excl. Tax: £30.83 Incl. Tax: £37.00

  • SPES HEMA Heavy Melee Foam One-Handed Sword

    New, more durable swords produced in cooperation with SPES and Go-Now.

    One-handed training sword for children. Designed for medieval fencing training and medieval combat. Very durable thanks to A hard plastic core covered with soft foam and thick textile.

    Made of safe materials which minimize the probability of injuries.

    The blade is made of durable foam and a hard plastic core, which makes the sword resistant to damage. Thick textile coating of the blade ensures additional durability. Rubber grip covered with tape guarantees a sure and comfortable hold.

    Sword is 92 cm long. Straight blade with round gauge and 5cm diameter.

    Total Length: 92cm
    Blade Length: 76cm
    Handle Length: 15cm
    Cross-Guard Length: 12cm
    Weight: 750g

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

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    Excl. Tax: £28.00 Incl. Tax: £33.60

  • SPES HEMA Medium Padded Training Rapier

    Safety: For safety reasons, we suggest to use groin protectors and masks for face protection (especially eyes) during the training with this type of weapon.

    Important: This type of weapon is designed for light training without the use of heavy protective gear. Hits on hard elements, for example, wooden shields, or metal masks without soft overlays may cause damage to the weapon.

    Blade length: 65cm
    Handle Length: 18cm
    Total length: 83cm
    Weight: 270g

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

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    Excl. Tax: £24.58 Incl. Tax: £29.50

  • SPES Padded Training Katana

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    This is a two-handed sword, with the blade made of soft, elastic components, which enables you full safety during training. Outer fabric guarantees long life of the product and high resistance for any damage of blade. The Blade has an additional core hardening. The plastic hilt is covered with rubber for stronger and stable grip. Rounded guard (tsuba) is made of plastic, a soft disc with openwork design.

    This sword is designed for thrusting practice, or for light training in pairs without heavy strength involved. It is not intended to use this weapon to hit any hard, metal or sharp items. Used too much whilst having hard hits while fighting may cause damage to them.

    Safety: For safety reasons, we suggest to use groin protectors and masks for face protection (especially eyes) during the training with this type to the weapon. 

    Important: This type of weapon is designed for light training without the use of heavy protective gear. Hits on hard elements, for example, wooden shields, or metal masks without soft overlays may cause damage of the weapon. 

    Blade length: 78cm
    Handle Length: 25cm
    Total length: 105cm
    Weight: 680g

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

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    Excl. Tax: £25.83 Incl. Tax: £31.00

  • SPES HEMA Medium Padded Training Broadsword

    A blade made of soft, elastic components, gives you full safety during training. The outer fabric guarantees a long product life and a high resistance against blade damage.

    Safety: For safety reasons we suggest the use of groin protectors and fencing masks when training with this type of weapon.

    Important: This type of weapon is designed for light training without the use of heavy protective gear. Hits on hard elements, for example, wooden shields, or metal masks without soft overlays may cause damage to the weapon.

    Weight: 460g
    Blade length: 65cm
    Handle Length: 13.5cm
    Total length: 80cm

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

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    Excl. Tax: £27.49 Incl. Tax: £32.99

  • SPES HEMA Medium Padded Training Sabre

    The blade is made of soft, elastic components which give you full safety during training. Outer fabric guarantees longer life of the product and higher resistance to damage to the blade. The blade has an additional core hardening. The plastic hilt is covered with rubber for stronger and a more stable grip. The crossguard is made of plastic which is 15cm long, to protect hands against injuries.

    Designed for thrusting practice, or for light training in pairs without heavy strength involved. It is not intended to use this weapon to hit any hard, metal or sharp items. Used too much whilst having hard hits while fighting may cause damage to them.

    Safety: For safety reasons, we suggest to use groin protectors and masks for face protection (especially eyes) during the training with this type of weapon. 

    Important: This type of weapon is designed for light training without the use of heavy protective gear. Hits on hard elements, for example, wooden shields, or metal masks without soft overlays may cause damage to the weapon.

    Blade length: 65cm
    Handle Length: 13cm
    Total length: 82cm
    Weight: 450g

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

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    Excl. Tax: £27.49 Incl. Tax: £32.99

  • SPES Wooden Waster Longsword - 105cm

    Wooden waster longsword made of ash with a straight guard.

    This type of sword was widely used in medieval times during fencing training. It helps to improve swordsmanship without causing any major injuries. Especially recommended for beginners.

    Important: Designed for thrusting practice, or for light training in pairs without heavy strength involved. Not intended for use on any hard, metal or sharp items. Over heavy use while fighting with two simulators may damage the swords.

    Blade length: 77cm
    Total length: 105cm
    Blade width: 5cm
    Blade thickness: 2cm
    Crossguard length: 24cm
    Handle Length: 23cm
    Weight: 800g

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

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    Excl. Tax: £30.83 Incl. Tax: £37.00

  • SPES Wooden Waster Longsword - 120cm

    Wooden waster longsword made of beech with a straight guard.

    This type of sword was widely used in medieval times during fencing training. It helps to improve swordsmanship without causing any major injuries. Especially recommended for beginners.

    Important: Designed for thrusting practice, or for light training in pairs without heavy strength involved. Not intended for use on any hard, metal or sharp items. Over heavy use while fighting with two simulators may damage the swords.

    Blade length: 87cm
    Total length: 120cm
    Blade width (near guard): 5cm
    Blade thickness (near guard): 3.5cm
    Blade width (near tip): 2.5cm
    Blade thickness (near tip): 1.5cm
    Crossguard length: 24cm
    Handle Length: 28cm
    Weight: 730g

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

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    Excl. Tax: £31.66 Incl. Tax: £37.99

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