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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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  • Red Dragon HEMA Dreadnought Sparring Gloves

    Special Introductory Price of only £130! Offer ends 24/05/2024

    Our new Red Dragon Dreadnought gloves take hand protection to the next level! These highly articulated gloves offer an incredible balance between comfort, protection and dexterity. At only 295g each, they are some of the lightest hard-shell gauntlets on the market. They provide great protection when sparring with a range of different weaponry including sabre, messer and (controlled) longsword. They were developed to be budget friendly and are certainly the most protective 5 finger gloves at this price point.

    The modular design makes them easy to repair when required (so put your duct tape away!) and allows for upgradable change parts to be added. These gloves will evolve based on continued and welcome feedback.

    Please note: These gloves are not designed or recommended for high intensity longsword sparring or tournaments/competitions.

    Weight (Pair): 590g

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    Regular Price: £150.00

    Special Price Excl. Tax: £108.33 Incl. Tax: £130.00

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 8" Shield Boss 3 - 16 gauge

    Our Shield Boss is perfect for reenactors who are making or repairing their own shields.

    Outer diameter: 20.5cm
    Inner diameter: 13.5cm
    Depth: 6cm
    Thickness: 1.7mm
    Weight: 500g

    Steel thickness may vary due to the handcrafted methods used in its manufacture. The steel is untreated and may have rust. To protect the steel you may rub it with mineral or synthetic oil. 

    Buy the 8” Shield Boss 3 - 16 gauge with confidence from the UK’s leading HEMA buckler retailer.

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    Excl. Tax: £18.33 Incl. Tax: £22.00

  • 8” Shield Boss 2 - 16 gauge

    Our Shield Boss is perfect for reenactors who are making or repairing their own shields.

    Outer diameter: 20cm
    Inner diameter: 13.5cm
    Depth: 6cm
    Thickness: 1.5mm
    Weight: 450g

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

    Steel thickness may vary due to the handcrafted methods used in its manufacture. The steel is untreated and may have rust. To protect the steel you may rub it with mineral or synthetic oil.

    Buy the 8” Shield Boss 2 - 16 gauge with confidence from the UK’s leading HEMA buckler retailer.

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    Excl. Tax: £18.33 Incl. Tax: £22.00

  • 7.5" Shield Boss - Natural

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    Step into the world of the Vikings with our authentic Viking Shield Boss. Crafted with precision, this Anglo-Saxon steel shield boss, also known as an 'Umbo', is perfect for historical reenactments, stage performances, or as a unique piece of decor in your home. Its robust design and historical accuracy make it a must-have for any medieval enthusiast.

    Don't miss out on owning a piece of history. Shop now at MedieWorld and bring the Viking era to life.

    Diameter: 19cm

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

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    Excl. Tax: £18.75 Incl. Tax: £22.50

  • 7" Forged Conical Shield Boss - 16 gauge

    Add this well designed rustic conical shield umbo, to your Anglo-Saxon, Viking or Medieval shield, adding significantly to their historical look. So be it protecting the shield-bearer’s hand or deflecting sword blows, this shield boss will surely suit best.

    Painstakingly HANDFORGED from tough and durable 16 gauge MILD STEEL (available in 14 gauge mild steel as well), this shield boss is FULLY FUNCTIONAL. Mushroom head rivets and washers are provided with this umbo.

    Note: This product is carefully coated with a layer of oil when packaged that acts as a temporary (protective) layer against corrosion (rust), which can easily be wiped off using any oil remover or even a dry cloth.

    Diameter: 16.8cm
    Height: 6.5cm

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

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    Excl. Tax: £18.75 Incl. Tax: £22.50

  • 6" Handmade Conical Shield Boss - 16 gauge

    Reenacting a Celtic warrior out to defeat the Romans? Your shield needs to look as historical as possible and for that this shield boss is just the fit. Add this conical shield boss to your shield, and make the best out of your Celtic warrior reenactment!

    It is painstakingly handcrafted from sturdy 16 gauge MILD STEEL and makes a FUNCTIONAL SHIELD BOSS. Its lustrous polished texture adds to its medieval look.

    Diameter: 16.5cm

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

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