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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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  • 9" Simple Buckler - 16 gauge

    Support defensive weapon widely used in Europe for people of all categories, from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. Its use has been recorded in various treatises of the time.

    Diameter: 23cm
    Plate thickness: 1.6mm
    Border thickness: 2.5mm
    Weight: 0.72 kg 

    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 9” Simple Buckler – 16 gauge with confidence from the UK’s leading HEMA buckler retailer.

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    Excl. Tax: £32.50 Incl. Tax: £39.00

  • 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

  • SPES Short Socks (Orange & Blue)

    Universal, calve-reaching socks have been designed for people who use long pants during HEMA training, as well as those who want to smuggle information about their hobby in everyday clothes. They will prove themselves during any exercises, regardless the simulator used. They can be worn by both women and men.

    They reach the calves, so they are the perfect length for both sports and formal shoes. Both sets are decorated with training simulators and “SPES” writing. The socks are made of high-quality cotton with the addition of polyamide and elastane. They have seamless construction in order to increase the comfort of wearing.

    Fabric: 80% Cotton, 17% Polyamide, 3% Elastane
    Weight: 0.08 - 0.09 kg

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    Excl. Tax: £14.58 Incl. Tax: £17.50

  • SPES Short Socks (Black & White)

    Universal, calve-reaching socks have been designed for people who use long pants during HEMA training, as well as those who want to smuggle information about their hobby in everyday clothes. They will prove themselves during any exercises, regardless the simulator used. They can be worn by both women and men.

    They reach the calves, so they are the perfect length for both sports and formal shoes. Both sets are decorated with training simulators and “SPES” writing. The socks are made of high-quality cotton with the addition of polyamide and elastane. They have seamless construction in order to increase the comfort of wearing.

    Fabric: 80% Cotton, 17% Polyamide, 3% Elastane
    Weight: 0.08 - 0.09 kg

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    Excl. Tax: £14.58 Incl. Tax: £17.50

  • SPES Fencing Socks - White

    Modern fencing socks, made of high-quality cotton with the addition of polyamide and elastane (spandex). Thanks to special design they are perfectly suitable for historical fencing training.

    • shin-bone enhancement for protection against hits
    • sole enhancement for comfortable wearing
    • special ribbing on feet over the ankle and below the knee for keeping in a place
    • special perforation for air circulation
    • seamless design for comfortable wearing

    Fabric: 80% Cotton, 17% Polyamide, 3% Elastane
    Weight:
    1.12 - 0.14 kg

    EU Sizes:

    S: 34-38
    M: 38-42
    L: 42-46
    XL: 46-50

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

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    Excl. Tax: £10.83 Incl. Tax: £13.00

  • SPES Fencing Socks - Black

    Modern fencing socks, made of high-quality cotton with the addition of polyamide and elastane (spandex). Thanks to special design they are perfectly suitable for historical fencing training.

    • shin-bone enhancement for protection against hits
    • sole enhancement for comfortable wearing
    • special ribbing on feet over the ankle and below the knee for keeping in a place
    • special perforation for air circulation
    • seamless design for comfortable wearing

    Fabric: 80% Cotton, 17% Polyamide, 3% Elastane
    Weight: 1.12 - 0.14 kg

    EU Sizes:
    S: 34-38
    M: 38-42
    L: 42-46
    XL: 46-50

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

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    Excl. Tax: £10.83 Incl. Tax: £13.00

  • Red Dragon HEMA Groin Protector

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    Our Red Dragon HEMA Groin Protector is designed to protect the groin when sparring. It comes in “HEMA Black” and can be worn over your trousers. It features an elasticated waistband and straps and a hard impact plastic cup. The cup can be removed for washing. Available in a choice of 3 sizes.

    Buy the Red Dragon HEMA Groin Protector with confidence from the UK’s leading HEMA protection retailer.

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    Excl. Tax: £8.33 Incl. Tax: £10.00

  • VYTIS Lightweight Gorget

    VYTIS is a HEMA manufacturer from Lithuania that focuses on quality and style. The HEMA gear is inspired by historical armour but produced to reflect the modern needs of HEMA practitioners. The gorget is designed to protect the neck. The armour is very flexible and offers movement in the overlapping plates.

    All VYTIS items are sold separately. The images illustrate how each piece can be worn together.

    Sizings in 'additional info'.

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

  • VYTIS Heavyweight Gorget

    VYTIS is a HEMA manufacturer from Lithuania that focuses on quality and style. The HEMA gear is inspired by historical armour but produced to reflect the modern needs of HEMA practitioners. The gorget is designed to protect the neck. The armour is very flexible and offers movement in the overlapping plates.

    All VYTIS items are sold separately. The images illustrate how each piece can be worn together.

    Sizings in 'additional info'.

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    Excl. Tax: £54.17 Incl. Tax: £65.00

  • VYTIS Clavicle Protector

    VYTIS is a HEMA manufacturer from Lithuania that focuses on quality and style. The HEMA gear is inspired by historical armour but produced to reflect the modern needs of HEMA practitioners. The Clavicle Protector is designed to protect the collarbone area. The armour is compatible with the Lightweight or Heavyweight Gorget for further protection.

    All VYTIS items are sold separately. The images illustrate how each piece can be worn together.

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

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