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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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  • 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

  • 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

  • 12" Battlecry Soldier's Buckler

    Designed specifically to be used and made from 1065 high carbon steel with a darkened, battle-hardened finish and tempering to a low 50s RC.

    This fist shield has gone through rigorous testing. The hands-on nature of the manufacturing by master smiths makes this line unique.

    Diameter: 32cm
    Weight: 1247g
    Material: 1065 High Carbon

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

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    Excl. Tax: £89.17 Incl. Tax: £107.00

  • SPES Diamond Plastron NG 800N

    The project of our Diamond Plastron NG 800N was inspired by the pictures and sketches from the 19th and 20th century, presenting fencers during their training.

    We recommend it to coaches, beginners, and HEMAists who want to increase the level of durability of their HEMA gear. It’s an all purpose, unisex and unisize gear. It’s a perfect choice for an additional cushioning layer during training with a longsword.

    This model is made from black fabric. It has a high collar and rounded bottom edge. This plastron is fastened on the back with 4 buckles.

    This product is covered with materials of 800N puncture resistance. The collar has a bladecatcher. Adjustable stripes on the back are fastened with four buckles, providing proper fitting to the body. Inner layer of the plastron is made from a 3D mesh. On the bottom you will find a special pocket with cushioning foam. You can easily remove it, depending on individual needs.

    Outer fabric: 50% Polyamide, 25% Cotton, 25% Polyester
    Inner fabric: 100% Polyester
    Weight: 0.76 kg

    ONE SIZE
    Width: 58cm
    Height: 54cm
    Neck Circumference: 30cm

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    Excl. Tax: £89.99 Incl. Tax: £107.99

  • SPES Body Protector

    Standard Size: Over 175cm (Body Height)

    The body protector is designed to protect the torso. It is made of six layers of thickly woven, quilted fabric. It is used for protection against internal injury. It also has an additional collar with a turned edge that protects the neck. It is fastened in the back with three straps.

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    Excl. Tax: £82.49 Incl. Tax: £98.99

  • SPES HEMA Plastron NG 800N

    Our HEMA Plastron NG 800N is a type of plastron with a larynx guard, dedicated for HEMA. We recommend it to coaches, beginners, and HEMAists who want to increase the level of their protection. This HEMA chest guard is completely made of materials with 800N puncture resistance, and its inner layer is made of a cushioned 3D netting.

    The collar has a blade catcher which stops the blade from getting under the fabric. It also has amortization in the form of cushioning foam. The larynx guard in this HEMA plastron meets the requirements of larynx protection defined in most tournament rules.

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

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    Excl. Tax: £89.99 Incl. Tax: £107.99

  • SPES "JF" Ringen Jacket - Colour Options - Special Order

    "JF” Ringen Jacket design was based on a model produced by Jessica Finley.

    It is designed for historical wrestling training and is based on medieval clothing.

    The jacket is made of two layers of fabric, which ensure high durability. Double seams and quilted collar add strength to the jacket. Elastic panels on the sides allow ease of putting on and removing the jacket as well as ease of movement. Additional mobility is guaranteed by loose sleeves. Cotton string, sewn in at the waist level, reduces the possibility of pulling the jacket off by an opponent.

    Outer fabric: 50% Cotton, 50% Polyester
    Inner fabric: 50% Cotton, 50% Polyester
    Weight: 0.75 - 1.10 kg

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    Excl. Tax: £96.83 Incl. Tax: £116.20

  • SPES "JF" Ringen Jacket

    "JF” Ringen Jacket design was based on a model produced by Jessica Finley.

    It is designed for historical wrestling training and is based on medieval clothing.

    The jacket is made of two layers of fabric, which ensure high durability. Double seams and quilted collar add strength to the jacket. Elastic panels on the sides allow ease of putting on and removing the jacket as well as ease of movement. Additional mobility is guaranteed by loose sleeves. Cotton string, sewn in at the waist level, reduces the possibility of pulling the jacket off by an opponent.

    Outer fabric: 50% Cotton, 50% Polyester
    Inner fabric: 50% Cotton, 50% Polyester
    Weight: 0.75 - 1.10 kg

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    Excl. Tax: £86.04 Incl. Tax: £103.25

  • SPES Trinity Leather Mask Overlay

    Do you know which SPES products stand out the most? Those that are made entirely or partially of black, natural leather. The exclusive appearance is also associated with considerable resistance. So you can safely choose AP PROUnity PRO or Trinity PRO, stand out in the training room and train with the heaviest weapon, for example Feder.

    Mask not included.

    Buy the SPES Trinity Integrated Mask Overlay with confidence from the UK’s leading HEMA protection retailer.

    Circumference of the mask taken just beside the rubber rim (cm)

    S - 71cm
    M - 74cm
    L - 77cm
    XL - 79cm
    Weight - 768g

    Outer fabric: 50% Cotton, 50% Polyester
    Inner fabric: 100% Polyester
    Inserts: Platic
    Weight: 0.90 - 1.00 kg

    *All sizes & weights are approximate.

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    Excl. Tax: £86.25 Incl. Tax: £103.50

  • Sword Display Stand - 12 Swords

    Our floor display stand is designed to display 12 swords. It is primarily manufactured as a merchandising stand but is perfect for displaying your collection at home. It features 12 x steel sockets of various sizes designed to display a multitude of different styles of sword (predominantly thinner bladed swords such as rapiers). It is of all steel construction and features a carrying handle at the centre and is painted with a matt black finish.

    9 sockets: 15mm x 5mm 
    2 sockets: 35mm x 5mm
    1 socket: 55mm x 5mm 

    Swords not included.

    Height: 82cm
    Base Diameter: 30cm
    Mounts: 12
    Weight: 5kg
    Material: Iron with black finish

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

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    Excl. Tax: £83.33 Incl. Tax: £100.00

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