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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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  • Classical Swept Hilt Rapier

    Exceptional not only for its exquisite beauty, this rapier is reproduced from an original in the collection of Hank Reinhardt. This sword shows off one of the more graceful and sublime designs from a period when no two swords were made exactly alike. (There were often tremendous differences between rapiers because of varying amounts of skill of the blade maker, the hilt maker, and the cutler who assembled them.) This particular swept-hilt design, which is truly a work-of-art, was in use for over a hundred years. Made by Windlass Steelcrafts, this light, fast and quick rapier uses a high carbon steel blade. Scabbard included. This weapon is featured in Deadly Duels.

    Total length: 114 cm
    Blade length: 93 cm
    Weight: 0.95 kg
    Blade thickness (base): 4.8 mm
    Blade width (base): 1.95 cm
    Point of Balance (PoB): 11 cm
    Blade: High Carbon Steel
    Edge: Blunt
    Pommel: Peened
    Scabbard: Leather, Wood, Steel

    All sizes are approximate and may vary slightly from piece to piece.

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    Excl. Tax: £185.83 Incl. Tax: £223.00

  • Classic Medieval Sword

    A transition from the Viking sword to the classic medieval sword, our medieval sword is probably Oakeshott type X. Swords like this one were very popular for centuries. The double-edged, hardly tapered blade has a long, relatively wide fuller which makes it balance very well. The curved, flared crossguard provides lots of protection for your hand. Thanks to its leather covering, the grip is comfortable to grasp. The wheel pommel is riveted. Our classic medieval sword comes with a scabbard.

    Total length: 100 cm
    Blade length: 83.5 cm
    Grip length: 10 cm
    Weight: 1.42 kg
    Blade thickness (base): 4.1 mm
    Blade thickness (CoP): 3.6 mm
    Blade width (base): 5.1 cm
    Blade width (CoP): 3.8 cm
    Point of Balance (PoB): 15 cm
    Centre of Percussion (CoP): 20 cm
    Oakeshott type: X
    Blade: High Carbon Steel
    Edge: Blunt
    Pommel: Peened
    Scabbard: Leather, Wood, Steel

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

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    Excl. Tax: £162.50 Incl. Tax: £195.00

  • Classic Longsword

    The term "long sword" designates a sword that is longer than a one handed sword: approximately 37 cm or longer. A long sword was primarily wielded using two hands, but thanks to the comparatively light weight of this classic long sword, one handed techniques are also possible.

    Its double-edged blade has three fullers, but the two outer ones only run the length of the ricasso. The ricasso itself is large enough for your second hand to reach over the crossguard with langet to grasp it. This hold significantly increases the pressure behind thrust techniques. The wooden grip is wrapped in leather, and both the pear-shaped pommel and the crossguard are made of steel. Our classic long sword comes with a leather scabbard with a mount and chape.

    Total length
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     122 cm
    Blade length: 96 cm
    Grip length: 16 cm
    Weight: 1.44 kg
    Blade thickness (base): 4.4 mm
    Blade thickness (CoP): 3.9 mm
    Blade width (base): 4.8 cm
    Blade width (CoP): 3.2 cm
    Point of Balance (PoB): 14 cm
    Centre of Percussion (CoP): 26 cm
    Oakeshott type: XIIIa
    Blade: High Carbon Steel
    Edge: Blunt
    Pommel: Peened
    Scabbard: Leather, Wood, Steel

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

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    Excl. Tax: £145.00 Incl. Tax: £174.00

  • Classic Bastard Sword

    This is an especially fine interpretation of a classic hand and a half, Oakeshott type XVIIIb sword. Weapons designed for thrusting only did not meet the requirements of modern warfare by the 15th century, and blades that delivered more forceful cuts were developed. These longer swords were especially popular in Germany (opponents were probably less fond of them)... The hilt is also typical because its components – the type I, riveted wheel pommel, leather wrapped wooden grip and lightly curved crossguard – are 100 percent period. Over 90 cm long, the blade has a slight taper and comes to a rounded point. Our classic bastard sword comes with a matching black leather scabbard that includes a mount and chape.

    Total length: 113.5 cm
    Blade length: 92 cm
    Grip length: 15.5 cm
    Weight: 1.52 kg
    Blade thickness (base): 4.2 mm
    Blade thickness (CoP): 4.1 mm
    Blade width (base): 4.7 cm
    Blade width (CoP): 3.9 cm
    Point of Balance (PoB): 13.5 cm
    Centre of Percussion (CoP): 32 cm
    Oakeshott type: XVIIIb
    Blade: High Carbon Steel
    Edge: Blunt
    Pommel: Peened
    Scabbard: Leather, Wood, Steel

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

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    Excl. Tax: £145.44 Incl. Tax: £174.53

  • Red Dragon Combat - Bastard Sword

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    Our Red Dragon swords feature high carbon EN42J Spring Steel blades that have been forged and tempered to perform like their historical counterparts. They have a core hardness of 45HRC approx. with an edge hardness of 50HRC approx. The hilts feature authentically styled forged guards and pommels constructed from steel, and wooden grips that are masterfully wrapped in leather cord for an aesthetic yet comfortable finish. They come complete with leather-wrapped wooden scabbards and authentically styled integrated leather belts.

    Overall Length: 114cm
    Blade Length: 91cm
    Blade Width: 5cm
    Blade Thickness: 0.5cm
    Guard Width: 19.5cm
    Point of Balance: 20cm
    Weight: 1220g
    Material: High Carbon Steel Blade, Leather Grip
    Edge: Blunt/Sharp
    Pommel: Peened
    Scabbard: Wood, leather, steel

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

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    Excl. Tax: £125.00 Incl. Tax: £150.00

  • Red Dragon Combat Temple Church Sword

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    Our Temple Church sword is a replica of a sword found in the River Thames in London. The sword, forged in the period between 1300-1350, was discovered opposite Temple Church, the headquarters of the Knights Templar in England. During the 14th century, the gardens of the Temple in London ran down to the river’s edge where this sword was discovered. The discovery location, coupled with the crosses in the pommel, suggests that it is a Templar knight’s sword thrown into the river when the Order of the Temple was dissolved by Edward II in 1314.

    Overall Length: 127.5cm
    Blade Length: 100.5cm
    Blade Width: 5cm
    Blade Thickness: 0.4cm
    Guard Width: 20cm
    Point of Balance: 20cm
    Weight: 1550g
    Material: High Carbon Steel Blade, Leather Grip
    Edge: Blunt - 1.5mm
    Pommel: Peened
    Scabbard: Wood, leather, steel

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

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    Excl. Tax: £162.50 Incl. Tax: £195.00

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