Sales Hotline: +44 (0)1492 541300

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!

Items 1 to 10 of 15 total

Set Ascending Direction
per page

Grid  List 

Page:
  1. 1
  2. 2
  • Red Dragon Combat - Temple Church Sword

    9 Review(s)

    Our Temple Church sword is a replica of a sword found in the River Thames in London. The sword, forged in the period between 1300-1350, was discovered opposite Temple Church, the headquarters of the Knights Templar in England.

    During the 14th century, the gardens of the Temple in London ran down to the river’s edge where this sword was discovered. The discovery location, coupled with the crosses in the pommel, suggests that it is a Templar knight’s sword thrown into the river when the Order of the Temple was dissolved by Edward II in 1314.

    Overall Length: 127.5cm
    Blade Length: 100.5cm
    Blade Width: 5cm
    Blade Thickness: 0.4cm
    Guard Width: 20cm
    Point of Balance: 20cm
    Weight: 1550g
    Material: High Carbon Steel Blade, Leather Grip
    Edge: Blunt - 1.5mm
    Pommel: Peened
    Scabbard: Wood, Leather & Steel

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

    Learn More
    Excl. Tax: £162.50 Incl. Tax: £195.00

  • Crecy War Sword

    3 Review(s)

    Explicitly crafted to CAS specifications, the Crecy War Sword features a traditional thru-tang, peened pommel handle construction. The forged hollow-ground blade possesses a prominent central ridge that tapers the full length of the 81cm blade providing support for the cutting edge.

    The 11cm cord-wrapped leather grip is counterbalanced by the stainless pommel for comfortable single-hand fighting. The stainless arched guard pays homage to the English longbowmen who drew victory in the sites of the English King, Edward III.

    The Crecy Sword comes with a leather-wrapped wooden scabbard and stainless chape. 

    Overall Length: 97cm
    Blade Length: 81cm
    Handle Length: 11cm
    Weight: 1332g
    Blade: 5160 High Carbon Steel
    Edge: Sharp
    Pommel: Peened
    Scabbard: Leather, Wood, Steel

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

    Learn More
    Excl. Tax: £246.00 Incl. Tax: £295.20

  • Red Dragon Combat - Bastard Sword

    11 Review(s)

    Our Red Dragon swords feature high carbon EN42J Spring Steel blades that have been forged and tempered to perform like their historical counterparts. They have a core hardness of 45HRC approx, with an edge hardness of 50HRC approx. The hilts feature authentically styled forged guards and pommels constructed from steel, and wooden grips that are masterfully wrapped in leather cord for an aesthetic yet comfortable finish.

    They come complete with leather-wrapped wooden scabbards and authentically styled integrated leather belts.

    Overall Length: 114cm
    Blade Length: 91cm
    Blade Width: 5cm
    Blade Thickness: 0.5cm
    Guard Width: 19.5cm
    Point of Balance: 20cm
    Weight: 1220g
    Material: High Carbon Steel Blade, Leather Grip
    Edge: Blunt/Sharp
    Pommel: Peened
    Scabbard: Wood, leather, steel

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

    Learn More
    Excl. Tax: £125.00 Incl. Tax: £150.00

  • Battlecry Tourney Viking Sword

    Our Tourney Series Sparring and Stage Swords will set a new standard in this price point of re-enactment weaponry. Features like thru-tang handle construction, peened stainless steel pommel and guard and 2mm rounded edge thickness. 

    The cord wrapped leather grip feels exceptional in the hand with an oval cross section and slight barrel shape to keep fatigue at bay. The grip is large enough to accommodate armoured hands. A respectable fuller runs the length of the blade to lighten and counter balance the sword overall.

    The blade is forged from 9260 spring steel and is tempered to around 50 Hrc. A wood core and leather wrapped scabbard tipped with a stainless chape comes with each sword. The guard needs special mention, featuring the King-Peen system. King-Peen is essentially a steel tab on the guard under the grip that is pinned through the tang of the sword. This process keeps the guard from working loose without compromising the strength of the hilt. The pommel is pressed into place and hot peened. 

    Overall Length: 93cm
    Blade Length: 76cm
    Handle Length: 11cm
    Weight: 1417g
    Blade: 9260 Spring Steel
    Edge: Blunt
    Pommel: Peened
    Scabbard: Wood, Leather

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

    Learn More
    Excl. Tax: £136.71 Incl. Tax: £164.05

  • Type XVIII Knight's Sword

    1 Review(s)

    The Knight’s Sword is a great functional sword, with leather wrapped handles and a wood core, thru-peened stainless steel pommel and guard. The 9260 Spring Steel forged blade features a diamond cross section and a mirror polish finish.

    This sword comes with a wood core leather wrapped scabbard with stainless steel chape for safe and secure carry.

    Overall Length: 84cm
    Blade Length: 68cm
    Handle Length: 11cm
    Guard Width: 11cm
    Weight: 1048g
    Blade: 9260 High Carbon Steel
    Edge: Sharp
    Pommel: Peened
    Scabbard: Leather, Wood, Steel

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

    Learn More
    Excl. Tax: £235.50 Incl. Tax: £282.60

  • Classic Medieval Sword

    1 Review(s)

    A transition from the Viking sword to the classic medieval sword, our medieval sword is probably Oakeshott type X. Swords like this one were very popular for centuries.

    The double-edged, hardly tapered blade has a long, relatively wide fuller which makes it balance very well. The curved, flared crossguard provides lots of protection for your hand. Thanks to its leather covering, the grip is comfortable to grasp. The wheel pommel is riveted. Our classic medieval sword comes with a scabbard.


    Total length: 100 cm
    Blade length: 83.5 cm
    Grip length: 10 cm
    Weight: 1.42 kg
    Blade thickness (base): 4.1 mm
    Blade thickness (CoP): 3.6 mm
    Blade width (base): 5.1 cm
    Blade width (CoP): 3.8 cm
    Point of Balance (PoB): 15 cm
    Centre of Percussion (CoP): 20 cm
    Oakeshott type: X
    Blade: High Carbon Steel
    Edge: Blunt
    Pommel: Peened
    Scabbard: Leather, Wood, Steel

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

    Learn More
    Excl. Tax: £185.83 Incl. Tax: £223.00

  • Classic Longsword

    1 Review(s)

    The term "long sword" designates a sword that is longer than a one handed sword: approximately 37 cm or longer. A long sword was primarily wielded using two hands, but thanks to the comparatively light weight of this classic long sword, one handed techniques are also possible.

    Its double-edged blade has three fullers, but the two outer ones only run the length of the ricasso. The ricasso itself is large enough for your second hand to reach over the crossguard with langet to grasp it. This hold significantly increases the pressure behind thrust techniques. The wooden grip is wrapped in leather, and both the pear-shaped pommel and the crossguard are made of steel. Our classic long sword comes with a leather scabbard with a mount and chape.

    Total length
    :
     122 cm
    Blade length: 96 cm
    Grip length: 16 cm
    Weight: 1.44 kg
    Blade thickness (base): 4.4 mm
    Blade thickness (CoP): 3.9 mm
    Blade width (base): 4.8 cm
    Blade width (CoP): 3.2 cm
    Point of Balance (PoB): 14 cm
    Centre of Percussion (CoP): 26 cm
    Oakeshott type: XIIIa
    Blade: High Carbon Steel
    Edge: Blunt
    Pommel: Peened
    Scabbard: Leather, Wood & Steel

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

    Learn More
    Excl. Tax: £163.33 Incl. Tax: £196.00

  • Red Dragon Combat - Oakeshott XIV Sword

    3 Review(s)

    The latest addition to the Red Dragon Combat range of swords is our Oakeshott XIV Sword. It is a replica of an original that is currently on display in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

    Oakeshott describes it as being “an absolutely outstanding sword, not only because of its condition but by reason of its splendid proportions and great size. It dates from around the first quarter of the 14th century and is remarkably similar to sword found on the body of Sancho IV el Bravo of Castile in Toledo Cathedral.

    Overall Length: 86cm
    Blade Length: 68cm
    Blade Width: 6.5cm
    Blade Thickness: 0.45cm
    Guard Width: 22cm
    Point of Balance: 6cm
    Weight: 1.3kg
    Material: High Carbon Steel Blade, Leather Grip
    Edge: Blunt
    Scabbard: Wood, leather, steel

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

    Learn More
    Excl. Tax: £165.83 Incl. Tax: £199.00

  • Red Dragon Combat - Crusader Sword

    1 Review(s)

    Another exciting addition to the Red Dragon Combat range of swords is our new Crusader Sword. It is based on a surviving example of a Crusader arming sword from the early part of the 13th century now on display in the Deutsches Historisches Museum in Berlin.

    Overall Length: 103cm
    Blade Length: 83cm
    Blade Width: 5cm
    Blade Thickness: 0.45cm
    Guard Width: 22cm
    Point of Balance: 12cm
    Weight: 1.4kg
    Material: High Carbon Steel Blade, Leather Grip
    Edge: Blunt
    Scabbard: Wood, leather, steel

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

    Learn More
    Excl. Tax: £165.83 Incl. Tax: £199.00

  • Red Dragon Combat - Hand and a Half Sword

    4 Review(s)

    Our Red Dragon swords feature high carbon EN42J Spring Steel blades that have been forged and tempered to perform like their historical counterparts. They have a core hardness of 45HRC approx. with an edge hardness of 50HRC approx.

    The hilts feature authentically styled forged guards and pommels constructed from steel, and wooden grips that are masterfully wrapped in leather cord for an aesthetic yet comfortable finish. They come complete with leather wrapped wooden scabbards and authentically styled integrated leather belts.

    Overall Length: 114cm
    Blade Length: 90.5cm
    Blade Width: 5cm
    Blade Thickness: 0.5cm
    Guard Width: 22cm
    Point of Balance: 16cm
    Weight: 1300g
    Material: High Carbon Steel Blade, Leather Grip
    Edge: Blunt
    Pommel: Peened
    Scabbard: Wood, Leather & Steel

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

    Learn More
    Excl. Tax: £125.00 Incl. Tax: £150.00

Items 1 to 10 of 15 total

Set Ascending Direction
per page

Grid  List 

Page:
  1. 1
  2. 2
Registered Company number. 6769534 (England and Wales) UK Vat Number: 779 5190 76