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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 Synthetic Sparring Messer

    Our Red Dragon HEMA Synthetic Sparring Messer is designed for the rigours of the HEMA salle and is practically unbreakable. Its combination of durability and value for money make it a popular choice for HEMA schools around the globe. It comes in modular form with many options for customisation and is perfect for beginners.

    Our synthetic swords are also great for film and theatrical use, being cheaper and requiring a lot less maintenance than their steel or aluminium counterparts. 

    Blade Length: 76cm
    Guard Length: 16cm 
    Grip Length: 11.5cm 
    Pommel Length: 6cm 
    Hilt Length: 19cm 
    Total Length: 95cm 
    Total Weight: 604g 
    POB: 15cm
    Material: Plastic, Steel, Brass
    Scabbard: None

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

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    Excl. Tax: £44.17 Incl. Tax: £53.00

  • Red Dragon HEMA Synthetic Sparring Langes Messer

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    Our Red Dragon HEMA Synthetic Sparring Langes Messer is designed for the rigours of the HEMA salle and is practically unbreakable. Its combination of durability and value for money make it a popular choice for HEMA schools around the globe. It comes in modular form with many options for customisation and is perfect for beginners.

    Our synthetic swords are also great for film and theatrical use, being cheaper and requiring a lot less maintenance than their steel or aluminium counterparts. 

    Blade Length: 76cm 
    Guard Width: 15cm 
    Handle Grip Length: 12cm 
    Pommel Length: 12.5cm 
    Hilt Length: 1 25cm 
    Total Length: 102cm 
    Total Weight: 0.766 kg
    Point Of Balance: 12.5cm
    Material: Plastic
    Scabbard: None


    All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece

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    Excl. Tax: £44.17 Incl. Tax: £53.00

  • Regenyei Armory Tournament Sabre

    When you need to get the job done, nothing quite beats the Regenyei Armory Tournament Sabre. It is built for full contact sparring and is also suitable for the rigours of tournament use. The blade is flexible enough for full-strength trusts, but because of its high durability, it won’t let you down in the middle of your most important fight. We will say that this blade is quite stiff though, so if you can avoid being hit by a thrust, do so! (but that’s kind of the point!).

    The perforated guard is functional and decorative and robust enough to keep your hand safe. The wooden grip is cord wrapped and is capped by hexagon nut pommel, to allow for disassembly.

    Total length: 100 cm
    Blade length: 86.5 cm
    Grip length: 14 cm
    Weight: 910g
    Blade thickness (base): 5 mm
    Point of Balance (PoB): 13 cm
    Blade: 51CrV4 spring steel
    Edge: Blunt
    Pommel: Hexagonal Nut
    Scabbard: None

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

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    Excl. Tax: £297.50 Incl. Tax: £357.00

  • Regenyei Armory Light Sabre

    Our “Light” saber is the lighter version of our “Tournament” saber. It combines agility and durability therefore it’s the common choice for every day’s practice, although its not recommended for tournaments.

    Total Length: 100 cm
    Blade Length: 85 cm
    Weight: 720 g
    Blade thickness (base): 5 mm
    Point of Balance (PoB): 13 cm
    Blade: 51CrV4 spring steel (49-51 HRC)
    Edge: Blunt
    Tip: Back-folded

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

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    Excl. Tax: £297.50 Incl. Tax: £357.00

  • HEMA Padded Training Rapier

    Padded rapier made by Go Now. Blade made of soft foam to give you full safety during training. Outer fabric guarantees the long life of the product and high resistance to any damage to the blade.

    Designed for thrusting practice, or for light training in pairs. Plastic hilt is covered with rubber for a stronger and more stable grip. Additional protection against hand injuries is given by the plastic guard.

    Weight: 708g
    Length: 97cm
    Blade Length: 80cm
    Grip Length: 12cm
    Crossguard: 22cm

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

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    Excl. Tax: £50.83 Incl. Tax: £61.00

  • VB Rapier (Flexible Blade)

    Rapier with Cup hilt and back-curved point.
    Can be used for HEMA (Historical European martial arts).

    Blade Length: 102cm
    Total Length: 123cm
    Gaurd Length: 29cm
    POB: 10cm (from gaurd)
    Weight: 1200g

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

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    Excl. Tax: £281.67 Incl. Tax: £338.00

  • Regenyei Armory Cup Hilt Rapier

    Blade length: 100 cm
    Weight: 1080g
    Blade thickness (base): 6 mm
    Point of Balance (PoB): 9.5 cm
    Blade: 51CrV4 spring steel (49-51 HRC)
    Crossguard: 27 cm
    Edge: Blunt
    Tip: Back-folded

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

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    Excl. Tax: £309.17 Incl. Tax: £371.00

  • Regenyei Armory Firenze I Sidesword - Special Order

    Weight: 990 g (±20 g)
    Full length: 103 cm
    Blade length: 86 cm – from crossguard to tip
    Blade width at the cross: 34 mm
    Blade base thickness: 5 mm
    Blade material: 51CrV4 spring steel
    Blade hardness: 49-51 HRC
    Fuller: 34 cm
    Guard: Simple firenze – polished
    Grip length: 16 cm – including pommel
    Pommel: 8 sided parfum – polished
    Point of balance: ~10 cm – from crossguard
    Scabbard: None

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

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    Excl. Tax: £355.83 Incl. Tax: £427.00

  • Regenyei Armory Standard Rapier

    Rapier Fencer? Then our Regenyei Standard Rapier could be right up your street! It's a great, robust piece of kit that is ideal for those starting out in the realms of rapier fencing but will also appeal to more experienced fencers as well.

    The dimensions are based on feedback from the best selling configurations and will appeal to most practitioners. The blade is light and fast, whilst being rigid in the bind and having a a nice flex when making contact in the thrust. It also features a back-folded safety tip. The guard is solid and well made and is mounted by a leather wrapped wooden grip and polished steel pommel. 

    Total length: 123 cm
    Blade length: 105 cm
    Guard Length: 28 cm
    Grip length: 13 cm 
    Weight: 970g
    Blade thickness (base): 6 mm
    Point of Balance (PoB): 9 cm
    Blade: 51CrV4 spring steel
    Edge: Blunt
    Pommel:Polished steel, Peened
    Scabbard: None

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

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    Excl. Tax: £320.83 Incl. Tax: £385.00

  • Practical Rapier - 43" Blade

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    The Schlaeger Rapiers utilize a popular swept hilt, modified to accommodate Hanwei's schlaeger blades in 37" (SH1099) and 43" (SH1098) lengths. These tapered blades provide a superior balance compared to the traditional parallel-sided schlaegers, making for a faster sword.

    Paul Chen's Renaissance-style Rapiers trace their origins to early 17th century Europe, where swordplay with the Rapier was considered an essential part of a gentleman’s education and was often used in resolving gentlemanly disagreements. Blades generally originated in one of the blade making centers such as Toledo or Solingen, but many differences in styling and hilt materials resulted from the local manufacture of hilts all over Europe.

    Total length: 
    125cm
    Blade length: 109cm
    Grip length: 10cm
    Weight: 1.1kg
    Blade width (base): 2.5cm
    Point of Balance (PoB): 5.7 cm
    Blade: 1566 High Carbon Steel
    Edge: Blunt
    Pommel: Threaded
    Scabbard: None

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

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