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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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  • 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.

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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. Its diameter is approximately 16.8 cm and has a height of approximately 6.5 cm. 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.

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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. Its diameter is approx. 16.5 cm.

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    Excl. Tax: £15.00 Incl. Tax: £18.00

  • SPES HEMA Foam Round Shield - Blue

    Training shield 48cm diameter. Made of safe materials - mostly foam and ecoleather. Designed for medieval fencing training and medieval combat.

    The shield is aesthetic and extremely durable. Adjustable straps allow a firm grip of the shield and ease at blocking. Leather strengthening around the straps clamping provides additional durability and solidity.

    The shield may be used by both right- and left-handed people. The shield is designed for use with foam swords. It is not meant to be used with hard, sharp weapons, or to hit it against hard, sharp objects.

    Diameter: 48cm
    Weight: 760g

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

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    Excl. Tax: £54.16 Incl. Tax: £64.99

  • SPES HEMA Foam Round Shield - Red

    Training shield 48cm diameter. Made of safe materials - mostly foam and ecoleather. Designed for medieval fencing training and medieval combat.

    The shield is aesthetic and extremely durable. Adjustable straps allow a firm grip of the shield and ease at blocking. Leather strengthening around the straps clamping provides additional durability and solidity.

    The shield may be used by both right- and left-handed people. The shield is designed for use with foam swords. It is not meant to be used with hard, sharp weapons, or to hit it against hard, sharp objects.

    Diameter: 48cm
    Weight: 760g

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

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    Excl. Tax: £54.16 Incl. Tax: £64.99

  • Big SPES HEMA Foam Heater Shield - Red

    A heater shield 50 cm wide and 65 cm long. Made of safe materials – mostly foam and leatherette. Designed for historical fencing training and medieval combat.

    Made of foam, it allows for safe medieval fencing practice and training. The buckler is extremely durable. Leather strengthening around the strap clamping provides additional durability and strength.

    The buckler is not meant to be used with hard, sharp weapons or be hit against hard, sharp objects.

    Width: 50cm
    Length: 65cm
    Weight: 1070g

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

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    Excl. Tax: £53.79 Incl. Tax: £64.55

  • Big SPES HEMA Foam Heater Shield - Blue

    A heater shield 50 cm wide and 65 cm long. Made of safe materials – mostly foam and leatherette. Designed for historical fencing training and medieval combat.

    Made of foam, it allows for safe medieval fencing practice and training. The buckler is extremely durable. Leather strengthening around the strap clamping provides additional durability and strength.

    The buckler is not meant to be used with hard, sharp weapons or be hit against hard, sharp objects.

    Width: 50cm
    Length: 65cm
    Weight: 1070g

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

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    Excl. Tax: £53.79 Incl. Tax: £64.55

  • Small SPES HEMA Foam Heater Shield - Red

    A heater shield 41 cm wide and 50 cm long. Made of safe materials – mostly foam and leatherette. Designed for historical fencing training and medieval combat.

    Made of foam, it allows for safe medieval fencing practice and training. The buckler is extremely durable. Leather strengthening around the strap clamping provides additional durability and strength.

    The buckler is not meant to be used with hard, sharp weapons or be hit against hard, sharp objects.

    Width: 41cm
    Length: 50cm
    Weight: 725g

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

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    Excl. Tax: £46.66 Incl. Tax: £55.99

  • Small SPES HEMA Foam Heater Shield - Blue

    A heater shield 41cm wide and 50cm long. Made of safe materials – mostly foam and leatherette. Designed for historical fencing training and medieval combat.

    Made of foam, it allows for safe medieval fencing practice and training. The buckler is extremely durable. Leather strengthening around the strap clamping provides additional durability and strength.

    The buckler is not meant to be used with hard, sharp weapons or be hit against hard, sharp objects.

    Width: 41cm
    Length: 50cm
    Weight: 725g

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

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    Excl. Tax: £46.66 Incl. Tax: £55.99

  • 20" Reinforced Round Rotella Shield - 16 gauge

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    Our Reinforced Round Rotella Shield is hand beaten from 16 gauge steel – making it both tough and durable enough for re-enactment and HEMA. You can still see the traces of the smith’s hammer marks on the surface. It features 2 adjustable leather straps and cushioning pad for the arm to soak up impact.

    Diameter:
    50.5cm
    Weight: 2700g

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

    Buy the Reinforced Round Rotella Shield with confidence from the UK’s leading historical shield retailer.

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    Excl. Tax: £82.50 Incl. Tax: £99.00

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