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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 Body Protector

    Standard Size: Over 175cm (Body Height)

    The body protector is designed to protect the torso. It is made of six layers of thickly woven, quilted fabric. It is used for protection against internal injury. It also has an additional collar with a turned edge that protects the neck. It is fastened in the back with three straps.

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    Excl. Tax: £82.49 Incl. Tax: £98.99

  • SPES Diamond Plastron NG 800N

    The project of our Diamond Plastron NG 800N was inspired by the pictures and sketches from the 19th and 20th century, presenting fencers during their training.

    We recommend it to coaches, beginners, and HEMAists who want to increase the level of durability of their HEMA gear. It’s an all purpose, unisex and unisize gear. It’s a perfect choice for an additional cushioning layer during training with a longsword.

    This model is made from black fabric. It has a high collar and rounded bottom edge. This plastron is fastened on the back with 4 buckles.

    This product is covered with materials of 800N puncture resistance. The collar has a bladecatcher. Adjustable stripes on the back are fastened with four buckles, providing proper fitting to the body. Inner layer of the plastron is made from a 3D mesh. On the bottom you will find a special pocket with cushioning foam. You can easily remove it, depending on individual needs.

    Outer fabric: 50% Polyamide, 25% Cotton, 25% Polyester
    Inner fabric: 100% Polyester
    Weight: 0.76 kg

    ONE SIZE
    Width: 58cm
    Height: 54cm
    Neck Circumference: 30cm

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

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    Excl. Tax: £89.99 Incl. Tax: £107.99

  • SPES HEMA Plastron NG 800N

    Our HEMA Plastron NG 800N is a type of plastron with a larynx guard, dedicated for HEMA. We recommend it to coaches, beginners, and HEMAists who want to increase the level of their protection. This HEMA chest guard is completely made of materials with 800N puncture resistance, and its inner layer is made of a cushioned 3D netting.

    The collar has a blade catcher which stops the blade from getting under the fabric. It also has amortization in the form of cushioning foam. The larynx guard in this HEMA plastron meets the requirements of larynx protection defined in most tournament rules.

    Outer fabric: 100% Polyester
    Inner fabric: 100% Polyester
    Weight: 0.90 kg

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    Excl. Tax: £89.99 Incl. Tax: £107.99

  • SPES "JF" Ringen Jacket - Colour Options - Special Order

    "JF” Ringen Jacket design was based on a model produced by Jessica Finley.

    It is designed for historical wrestling training and is based on medieval clothing.

    The jacket is made of two layers of fabric, which ensure high durability. Double seams and quilted collar add strength to the jacket. Elastic panels on the sides allow ease of putting on and removing the jacket as well as ease of movement. Additional mobility is guaranteed by loose sleeves. Cotton string, sewn in at the waist level, reduces the possibility of pulling the jacket off by an opponent.

    Outer fabric: 50% Cotton, 50% Polyester
    Inner fabric: 50% Cotton, 50% Polyester
    Weight: 0.75 - 1.10 kg

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    Excl. Tax: £96.83 Incl. Tax: £116.20

  • SPES "JF" Ringen Jacket

    "JF” Ringen Jacket design was based on a model produced by Jessica Finley.

    It is designed for historical wrestling training and is based on medieval clothing.

    The jacket is made of two layers of fabric, which ensure high durability. Double seams and quilted collar add strength to the jacket. Elastic panels on the sides allow ease of putting on and removing the jacket as well as ease of movement. Additional mobility is guaranteed by loose sleeves. Cotton string, sewn in at the waist level, reduces the possibility of pulling the jacket off by an opponent.

    Outer fabric: 50% Cotton, 50% Polyester
    Inner fabric: 50% Cotton, 50% Polyester
    Weight: 0.75 - 1.10 kg

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    Excl. Tax: £86.04 Incl. Tax: £103.25

  • SPES Trinity Leather Mask Overlay

    Do you know which SPES products stand out the most? Those that are made entirely or partially of black, natural leather. The exclusive appearance is also associated with considerable resistance. So you can safely choose AP PROUnity PRO or Trinity PRO, stand out in the training room and train with the heaviest weapon, for example Feder.

    Mask not included.

    Buy the SPES Trinity Integrated Mask Overlay with confidence from the UK’s leading HEMA protection retailer.

    Circumference of the mask taken just beside the rubber rim (cm)

    S - 71cm
    M - 74cm
    L - 77cm
    XL - 79cm
    Weight - 768g

    Outer fabric: 50% Cotton, 50% Polyester
    Inner fabric: 100% Polyester
    Inserts: Platic
    Weight: 0.90 - 1.00 kg

    *All sizes & weights are approximate.

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    Excl. Tax: £86.25 Incl. Tax: £103.50

  • SPES Women's Locust Fencing Pants - Colour Options - Special Order

    This is a special factory order and may take up to 12 weeks to arrive. Please ensure you are ordering the correct size as no changes can be made after manufacture has started. Please contact our sales team for further information.

    Knee length historical fencing pants designed specifically for women. A rubber hem under the knee keeps the trousers fastened. High wasted pants - thanks to adjustable straps, they can be easily fitted at the waist. They also have rubber suspenders, which have an adjustable length, fastened with plastic buckles.

    Women's "Locust" Fencing Pants have three inner pockets in each side: on hip, inner and outer side of the thigh. Light foam protectors can be placed into them, increasing protection of these pants.

    Attention: Foams can be easily dismounted if you need to wash these pants.

    Outer fabric: 50% Cotton, 50% Polyester
    Inner fabric: 100% Polyester
    Weight: 0.95 - 1.25 kg

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    Excl. Tax: £89.71 Incl. Tax: £107.65

  • SPES Locust Women's Fencing Pants

    Knee length historical fencing pants designed specifically for women. A rubber hem under the knee keeps the trousers fastened. High wasted pants - thanks to adjustable straps, they can be easily fitted at the waist. They also have rubber suspenders, which have an adjustable length, fastened with plastic buckles.

    Women's "Locust" Fencing Pants have three inner pockets in each side: on hip, inner and outer side of the thigh. Light foam protectors can be placed into them, increasing protection of these pants.

    Attention: Foams can be easily dismounted if you need to wash these pants.

    Outer fabric: 50% Cotton, 50% Polyester
    Inner fabric: 100% Polyester
    Weight: 0.95 - 1.25 kg

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    Excl. Tax: £82.49 Incl. Tax: £98.99

  • SPES "JF" Fencing Jacket 350N

    "JF" Fencing Jacket 350N was based on a model produced by Jessica Finley. It is dedicated for light historical fencing trainings.

    Two layers of fabric stitched with double seams guarantee the jacket's durability. The jacket fabric is 350N puncture resistant. The loose sleeves ensure comfort and ease of movement. The jacket is buttoned up with ten flat, metal buttons.

    The "JF” Fencing Jacket 350N matches the Light Fencing Pants 350N.

    Outer fabric: 50% Cotton, 50% Polyester
    Inner fabric: 50% Cotton, 50% polyester
    Weight: 0.95 - 1.10 kg

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    Excl. Tax: £89.67 Incl. Tax: £107.60

  • SPES Locust Fencing Pants - Colour Options - Special Order

    This is a special factory order and may take up to 12 weeks to arrive. Please ensure you are ordering the correct size as no changes can be made after manufacture has started. Please contact our sales team for further information.

    Breeches specially designed for historical fencing training. Made of durable cotton fabric. Length just below the knee. Elastic ribbing at the end of the leg below the knee. Breeches have a high waist and are kept in place thanks to elastic braces fastened with plastic clasps with length regulation.

    Outer fabric: 50% Cotton, 50% Polyester
    Inner fabric: 100% Polyester
    Weight: 1.10 - 1.30 kg

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