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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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  • SPES Light Forearm Overlays

    The Light overlays were designed for customers looking for lighter, shorter and narrower forearms with a wide range of modification options. This forearm model belongs to SPESLAB products, which means that it is a full-fledged but prototype version of HEMA equipment. They can be used by both women and men, regardless of the size of their jackets. The overlays will be perfect during training, regardless of their intensity or the simulators used.

    There are velcros on the inside, designed to attach, for example, shell elbows. They are fastened with two rubber straps, and finished with velcro. The lights are made of microcellular styrogum, which is characterized by both high durability and strength. They have special elastic straps with strong velcro, which allow keeping the overlay in the shape set by the user. In practice, they fit different hands.

    NOTE! The product is delivered disassembled. It has the so-called shape memory, and the customer himself gives it a suitable form before the first use. After training, put them back in folded form with fastened straps. This will prevent possible loss of its shape, which may occur after a longer break in use. You can modify the shape of the Light overlays yourself and adjust it according to your individual needs. They are comfortable and at the same time, do not restrict movement, they also do not have any elements that could interfere with HEMA training.

    Weight: 0.38 kg

    Buy the SPES HEMA overlays with confidence from the UK’s leading HEMA protection retailer.

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    Excl. Tax: £29.17 Incl. Tax: £35.00

  • HEMA Padded Standard Flat Blade Sword

    Standard Sword with flat blade. The use of a flat blade instead of a round one allows a clear extraction of the edge and the point of the sword. In addition, this version due to its composite construction increases the mechanical strength of the blade.

    Weight: 650g
    Total Length: 108 cm

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    Excl. Tax: £40.00 Incl. Tax: £48.00

  • HEMA One Handed Padded Flat Blade Sword

    The sword was frequently used in cord and buckler fights. The use of a flat blade instead of a round one allows a clear extraction of the edge and the point of the sword.

    Weight: 730g
    Length: 79cm
    Blade Length: 62cm
    Cross Guard: 18cm

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

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    Excl. Tax: £38.33 Incl. Tax: £46.00

  • Red Dragon HEMA Synthetic Sparring Cutlass

    Our Red Dragon HEMA Synthetic Sparring Arming Sword 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: 14.5cm 
    Grip Length: 11.5cm 
    Pommel Length: 3.5cm
    Hilt Length: 16cm 
    Total Length: 94cm
    Total Weight: 638g 
    POB: 14cm 
    Material: Plastic, Steel, Brass

    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 Falchion

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    Our Red Dragon HEMA Synthetic Sparring Falchion 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. 

    Total Length: 95cm 
    Blade Length: 76cm 
    Guard Length: 20cm
    Grip Length: 11.5cm
    Pommel Length: 6.5cm
    Hilt Length: 19cm 
    Weight: 622g 
    POB: 14cm
    Material: Plastic, Steel, Brass

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

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    Excl. Tax: £39.17 Incl. Tax: £47.00

  • Red Dragon HEMA Synthetic Sparring Basket Hilt Sword

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    The Red Dragon HEMA Synthetic Sparring Basket Hilt Sword has been designed and tested in conjunction with English Martial Arts Academy and we are grateful for their help with this. It is great for practising techniques from George Silver and Highland Broadsword fighting manuals and a great choice of weapon for people starting out in backsword systems.

    Our Red Dragon HEMA Synthetic Sparring Arming Sword 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: 87 cm
    Guard Length: 14.5cm
    Grip Length: 11.5cm 
    Pommel Length: 3.5cm 
    Hilt Length: 16cm 
    Total Length: 105cm 
    Total Weight: 690g 
    POB: 15.24cm 
    Material: Plastic, Steel, Brass

    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 Longsword

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    Longwords are undoubtedly the most popular weapon on the HEMA scene. They are the basis for several treatises from masters such as Fiore, Lichtenauer and Talhoffer spanning more than 200 years.

    Our Red Dragon HEMA Synthetic Sparring Longsword 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.

    Total Length: 124cm
    Blade Length: 96.5cm 
    Guard Length: 24cm 
    Grip Length: 19.5cm 
    Pommel Length: 6.5cm 
    Hilt Length: 27cm 
    Weight: 768g
    POB: 15.24cm 
    Material: Plastic, Steel, Brass

    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 Bastard Sword

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    By replacing the standard wheel pommel of the Red Dragon HEMA Synthetic Sparring Arming Sword with an extended pommel, we create the Red Dragon HEMA Synthetic Sparring Bastard Sword. This sword is very popular with younger students where it can be used as a longsword or arming sword trainer depending on their requirements.

    Our Red Dragon HEMA Synthetic Sparring Arming Sword 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. 

    Total Length: 113cm 
    Blade Length: 86.5cm
    Guard Length: 20cm 
    Grip Length: 11.5cm 
    Pommel Length: 13cm 
    Hilt Length: 27cm 
    Weight: 690g 
    POB: 14cm 
    Material: Plastic, Steel, Brass

    All dimensions are approximate and may vary form piece to piece

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  • Red Dragon HEMA Synthetic Sparring Arming Sword

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    Arming swords, when combined with bucklers, are popular choice of weapon for HEMA. They are the basis for famous treatises such as the Walpurgis Fechtbuch, the earliest known surviving European fechtbuch (fighting manual). 

    Our Red Dragon HEMA Synthetic Sparring Arming Sword 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. 

    Total Length:
     
    106.5cm 
    Blade Length: 
    86.5cm 
    Guard Length: 20cm 
    Grip Length: 11.5cm 
    Pommel Length: 6.5cm 
    Hilt Length: 19cm 
    Weight: 682g 
    POB: 16.5cm 
    Material: Plastic, Steel, Brass

    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 Arming Sword - Codex MS I.33-I - Special Order

    Weight: 1100 g (±20 g)
    Full length: 98 cm
    Blade length: 80 cm – from crossguard to tip
    Blade width at the cross: 44 mm
    Blade base thickness: 5 mm
    Blade material: 51CrV4 spring steel
    Blade hardness: 49-51 HRC
    Crossguard: standard – 16 cm; polished
    Grip length: 16 cm – including pommel
    Pommel: disc I. – polished
    Point of balance: ~8,5 cm – from crossguard
    Scabbard: None

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

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    Excl. Tax: £315.00 Incl. Tax: £378.00

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