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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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  • 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

  • 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

  • 12" Leather Buckler

    The buckler is a defensive weapon used since the 12th century and it was in use until the 18th century. It is well known that a light and resistant buckler was sought in the civilian environments, able to withstand the attack of the weapons, lighter than those used in war. The boiled leather buckler appears in many written references that talk about the piece itself (Cuir bouilli). This piece has proven to be a perfect balance between protection and lightness. 

    This mode has in its centre a shield boss of steel which has 2 mm of thickness rimmed by a piece of hardened leather of 9 mm and fixed by 4 rivets; thus achieving a sturdy and extraordinary piece for both defence and attack.

    The piece comes with a steel grip and is topped with rosewood with brass rivets. We can find this kind of decoration in similar pieces of that time like knives because it was a typical style among weapons of this type.

    Material: Steel, leather and wood.
    Diameter: 33 cm
    Shield boss diameter: 13 cm
    Shield boss thickness: 0.2 cm
    Grip width: 11 cm.
    Weight: 1.35 kg

    All sizes are approximate and vary from piece to piece. Leather is a natural product therefore there could be some variants in colour.

    Buy the Leather Buckler with confidence from the UK’s leading medieval buckler retailer.

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    Excl. Tax: £66.67 Incl. Tax: £80.00

  • 12" Dordrecht Steel buckler - 14 gauge

    This is a reproduction of a buckler designed with a reinforced handle. The original was found in Dordrecht. Due to the thickness of the piece, it can be used in battle.

    Diameter: 30 cm
    Steel thickness: 2 mm approx.
    Material: Carbon steel 1060 and wood. 
    Total handle width: 27 cm
    Useful handle width: 13 cm
    Handle thickness: 2.5 cm 
    Weight: 1.60 kg

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

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

    Buy the 12” Dordrecht Steel buckler – 14 gauge with confidence from the UK’s leading HEMA buckler retailer.

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    Excl. Tax: £68.33 Incl. Tax: £82.00

  • SPES Hema Padded Skirt NG 800N

    Our Hema Padded Skirt NG 800N is made of 800N puncture resistance fabric. It is a type of tasset for HEMA for those who want to eliminate the risk of bruises and abrasions on hips, thighs, and underbelly. It fits both men and women.

    Our HEMA tasset has 4 pockets for extra protection which gives users an option of customising the level of protection. This HEMA gear is fastened at the midsection with a belt and buckle. It is easily adjustable and thus perfect for any body shape.

    Weight: 0.70 kg
    Puncture Resistance: 800N
    Outer fabric: 100% Polyester
    Inner fabrc: 100% Polyester

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

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    Excl. Tax: £64.16 Incl. Tax: £76.99

  • SPES HEMA Hoodie 350N

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    The light HEMA hoodie made of 350N puncture resistance fabric. Construction of cleats under armpits of this HEMA clothing is similar to medieval shirts or tunics. The shape of a hood in our HEMA blouse is based on former monks' hoods.

    HEMA Hoodie 350N doesn't interrupt the movement of the wearer. Its size is compatible with current SPES size chart. Fabric of this HEMA blouse is covered with ions of silver ("Silver Protect") of antibacterial features.

    There is a pratical pocket on the left side of this light HEMA gear. It goes on the back of a blouse, so items inside are safer during training. Larynx has an additional protection in form of a foam amortizing possible hits.

    Outer fabric: 100% Polyester
    Inner fabric: 100% Polyester
    Weight: 0.90 - 1.40 kg

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    Excl. Tax: £68.13 Incl. Tax: £81.76

  • Tinker Longsword Replacement Blade - Sharp

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    Tinker Longsword Replacement Blade - Sharp

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    Excl. Tax: £77.00 Incl. Tax: £92.40

  • Tinker Longsword Replacement Blade - Blunt

    Tinker Longsword Replacement Blade - Blunt

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    Excl. Tax: £77.49 Incl. Tax: £92.99

  • SPES Federschwert Sword Case

    This Feder sword case also fits a sabre, a rapier, or a one-handed sword. Made of black, waterproof fabric with "SPES Historical Fencing Gear" inscription. It can hold a sword of up to 138cm in length.

    It can be attached to other sword cases and bigger bags thanks to three openings (one in the upper part, two in the lower part), and one fabric hanger on the bottom, near a zipper. Thanks to these parts, it can also be hung.

    What is more, this Feder case has a special inside pocket for various items, e.g. accessories for sword maintenance.

    Length: 148 cm
    Blade Section Length: 110 cm
    Grip Section Length: 38 cm
    Width at Narrowest Point: 12 cm
    Width at Widest Point: 40 cm
    Size of Inscription: 23x11.5 cm
    Maximum Strap Length: 117 cm
    Weight: 650g

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

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    Excl. Tax: £61.67 Incl. Tax: £74.00

  • Sword Display Plaque - Large

    Our Art Gladius Display Plaques are the ideal way to display your sword. They are constructed from wood with a varnished finish that contrasts nicely with the polished brass fittings. They are mounted to the wall by hooking them over 3 screws (included).

    Plaque only. Sword not included. 

    Requires holes to be drilled by the customer, then needs some simple assembly of the brass mounts into the drilled holes.

    Length: 130cm
    Width: 28cm
    Depth: 1.6cm
    Weight: 4600g

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

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

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