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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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  • 21" Round Shield Rotella - 16 gauge

    Our 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: 53cm
    Weight: 3200g

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

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

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    Excl. Tax: £91.67 Incl. Tax: £110.00

  • 23" Domed Steel Buckler Shield

    The small steel domed shield remained popular from the 13th to the 17th century. Many soldiers preferred this to the full-size shield to be able to move more quickly.

    Made by Windlass Steelcrafts of 18 gauge steel with leather grips.

    Diameter: 59cm
    Weight: 2721g

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

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    Excl. Tax: £60.00 Incl. Tax: £72.00

  • HEMA Foam Buckler - Blue

    The raised boss protects the hand well and gives the buckler a distinctive look. A red or blue stripe on the edge of the buckler gives a chance to distinguish the opponents during the tournaments.

    Weight: 580g
    Diameter: 31cm

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

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    Excl. Tax: £41.67 Incl. Tax: £50.00

  • HEMA Foam Buckler - Red

    The raised boss protects the hand well and gives the buckler a distinctive look. A red or blue stripe on the edge of the buckler gives a chance to distinguish the opponents during the tournaments.

    Weight: 580g
    Diameter: 31cm

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

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  • SPES HEMA Foam Buckler - Blue

    Training buckler 33cm diameter. Made of safe materials - mostly foam and ecoleather. Designed for medieval fencing training and medieval combat.

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

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

    Diameter: 33cm
    Weight: 415g

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

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    Excl. Tax: £38.00 Incl. Tax: £45.60

  • SPES HEMA Foam Buckler - Red

    Training buckler 33cm diameter. Made of safe materials - mostly foam and ecoleather. Designed for medieval fencing training and medieval combat.

    Made of foam, it allows 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.

    Diameter: 33cm
    Weight: 415g

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

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    Excl. Tax: £38.00 Incl. Tax: £45.60

  • 17" Talhoffer Buckler - Dark - 16 gauge

    Fencing has always been a tricky sport, especially to protect yourself from sharp blows. And if it is inspired by the shield of Vans Talhoffer himself, there is no way your opponent will be able to defeat you! So be it hiding your next move or deflecting the enemy’s sharp sword blows, this Talhoffer shield will be the best fit!

    This (17 X 11) inches shield (with its umbo) is painstakingly handmade from 16 gauge mild steel. This shield comes with a metal handle reinforced with a wooden cover for a better grip. The design is historically inspired with meticulous details.

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    Excl. Tax: £37.50 Incl. Tax: £45.00

  • 16" Plain Buckler - 18 gauge

    The buckler could be hung from the sword scabbard when two hands were needed for a pike or staff weapon. So widespread was its use, that the exercise of sword and buckler became one of the most common sports of the Renaissance.

    Diameter: 41cm
    Weight: 1701g

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

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    Excl. Tax: £60.00 Incl. Tax: £72.00

  • 15" Reinforced Buckler - 14 gauge

    This buckler has been specifically designed to fulfil the hard requirements of re-enactment combat.

    Made of 2mm steel with 3mm steel handle. Steel thickness may vary due to the handcrafted methods used on its manufacturing.

    Diameter: 38.1cm
    Gauge:
     14 gauge


    Buy the 15” Reinforced Buckler – 14 gauge with confidence from the UK’s leading HEMA buckler retailer.

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    Excl. Tax: £52.50 Incl. Tax: £63.00

  • 15" Spanish Buckler - 18 gauge

    This hand-forged steel buckler shield has a soft-raised boss in the centre for deflecting any blade. The face has been given a decorative acid bath and the sturdy steel handle has been covered in wood, which gives you a secure grip in just about any type of encounter.

    Diameter: 38cm
    Handle Length: 10cm
    Material: 18 Gauge Mild Steel
    Weight: 1701g

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

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