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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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  • Type XVIII Knight's Sword

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    The Knight’s Sword is a great functional sword, with leather wrapped handles and a wood core, thru-peened stainless steel pommel and guard. The 9260 Spring Steel forged blade features a diamond cross section and a mirror polish finish.

    This sword comes with a wood core leather wrapped scabbard with stainless steel chape for safe and secure carry.

    Overall Length: 84cm
    Blade Length: 68cm
    Handle Length: 11cm
    Guard Width: 11cm
    Weight: 1048g
    Blade: 9260 High Carbon Steel
    Edge: Sharp
    Pommel: Peened
    Scabbard: Leather, Wood, Steel

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

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    Excl. Tax: £235.50 Incl. Tax: £282.60

  • Crecy War Sword

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    Explicitly crafted to CAS specifications, the Crecy War Sword features a traditional thru-tang, peened pommel handle construction. The forged hollow-ground blade possesses a prominent central ridge that tapers the full length of the 81cm blade providing support for the cutting edge.

    The 11cm cord-wrapped leather grip is counterbalanced by the stainless pommel for comfortable single-hand fighting. The stainless arched guard pays homage to the English longbowmen who drew victory in the sites of the English King, Edward III.

    The Crecy Sword comes with a leather-wrapped wooden scabbard and stainless chape. 

    Overall Length: 97cm
    Blade Length: 81cm
    Handle Length: 11cm
    Weight: 1332g
    Blade: 5160 High Carbon Steel
    Edge: Sharp
    Pommel: Peened
    Scabbard: Leather, Wood, Steel

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

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    Excl. Tax: £246.00 Incl. Tax: £295.20

  • Tourney Arming Sword

    Blunt Single Hand Sword for re-enactment and stage combat. Our Tourney Series Sparring and Stage Swords will set a new standard in this price point of re-enactment weaponry. Features like thru-tang handle construction, peened stainless steel pommel and guard and 2mm rounded edge thickness

    The cord wrapped leather grip has an oval cross section and slight barrel shape to keep fatigue at bay. The grip is large enough to accommodate armoured hands. A respectable fuller runs the length of both pieces to lighten and counter balance the sword overall. The blade is forged from 9260 high carbon spring steel and is tempered to around 50 Hrc. The sword is supplied with a wood core and leather wrapped scabbard. The guard features the King-Peen system. King-Peen is essentially a steel tab on the guard under the grip that is pinned through the tang of the sword. This process keeps the guard from going loose after a lengthy campaign without compromising the strength of the hilt. The pommel is pressed into place and hot peened. Combine these two processes and you get a sword that rings like a bell when struck.

    Overall Length: 94cm
    Blade Length: 76cm
    Handle Length: 11.4cm
    Weight: 1445g
    Point of Balance: 7.6cm
    Blade: 9260 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: £136.71 Incl. Tax: £164.05

  • Tourney Hand-and-a-Half Knightly Sword

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    Our Tourney Series Medieval Sparring Swords from Kingston Arms will set a new standard at this price point of re-enactment weaponry. Features like thru-tang handle construction, peened thru-tang stainless steel pommel and guard, 2mm rounded edge thickness make these brutal weapons on the battlefield. The cord wrapped leather grip feels exceptional in the hand with an oval cross section and slight barrel shape to keep fatigue at bay. The grip is large enough to accommodate armoured hands.

    A respectable fuller runs the length of the blade to lighten and counter balance the sword overall. A wood core and leather wrapped scabbard tipped with a stainless chape comes with each sword.

    Total length: 105cm
    Blade length: 83cm
    Grip length: 15cm
    Weight: 1559g
    Point of Balance (PoB): 10cm
    Blade: 9260 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: £147.00 Incl. Tax: £176.40

  • Battlecry Tourney Viking Sword

    Our Tourney Series Sparring and Stage Swords will set a new standard in this price point of re-enactment weaponry. Features like thru-tang handle construction, peened stainless steel pommel and guard and 2mm rounded edge thickness. 

    The cord wrapped leather grip feels exceptional in the hand with an oval cross section and slight barrel shape to keep fatigue at bay. The grip is large enough to accommodate armoured hands. A respectable fuller runs the length of the blade to lighten and counter balance the sword overall.

    The blade is forged from 9260 spring steel and is tempered to around 50 Hrc. A wood core and leather wrapped scabbard tipped with a stainless chape comes with each sword. The guard needs special mention, featuring the King-Peen system. King-Peen is essentially a steel tab on the guard under the grip that is pinned through the tang of the sword. This process keeps the guard from working loose without compromising the strength of the hilt. The pommel is pressed into place and hot peened. 

    Overall Length: 93cm
    Blade Length: 76cm
    Handle Length: 11cm
    Weight: 1417g
    Blade: 9260 Spring Steel
    Edge: Blunt
    Pommel: Peened
    Scabbard: Wood, Leather

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

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    Excl. Tax: £136.71 Incl. Tax: £164.05

  • 6 1/2" Stainless Steel Buckler

    HEMA practitioners studying I.33 sword and buckler will find this small shield perfect for paired drills and practicing grappling techniques. The light weight keeps fatigue at bay during long training days. The dome is large enough to accommodate most light/medium duty sparring gloves. 

    For those wishing to build their own medieval shield the domed shape and size of the buckler also lend it to use as a boss for many different shield styles.

    Diameter: 16.5cm
    Weight: 283g

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

    Buy the Small Stainless Buckler with confidence from the UK’s leading Medieval Shield retailer.

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    Excl. Tax: £29.16 Incl. Tax: £34.99

  • Renaissance Side Sword

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    The Side Sword was a military sword of the 16th and 17th century Renaissance period that also achieved popularity among civilians, due to its relatively light weight and quickness. It also had an advantage over its contemporary, the rapier, in having the ability to cut efficiently as well as thrust. Based on an original German sword of this type, this sword is well balanced an feels exceptional in the hand. The “swept” hilt affords excellent hand protection and the blade geometry makes for outstanding performance in both the cut and the thrust.

    Overall: 104cm
    Blade Length: 84cm
    Handle Length: 14cm
    Weight: 1219g
    Point of Balance: 9cm
    Thickness at Guard: 5.5mm
    Thickness at Tip: 2.5mm
    Blade Steel: 5160
    Edge: Sharp
    Handle Material: Leather
    Pommel: Threaded

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

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    Excl. Tax: £213.75 Incl. Tax: £256.50

  • Kingston Arms Federschwert

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    Based on a period original fencing sword now located in Switzerland, the Kingston Arms Federschwert is a well updated version of the feder originally offered by Hanwei in 2010. This sword now features a much more robust blade from tang to tip as well as a tougher cord wrapped grip.

    In our testing, it holds up well to paired drilling as well as more spirited free play sessions. Re-developed in conjunction with several HEMA groups around the US this updated Federschwert provides an affordable and reliable training sword for longsword fencing practice.

    Overall: 129.54cm
    Blade Length: 96.52cm
    Handle Length: 31.75cm
    Weight: 1672g
    Point of Balance: 9cm
    Thickness at Guard: 8mm
    Thickness at Tip: 2.5mm
    Blade Steel: 5160
    Handle Material: Cord
    Scabbard: None

    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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