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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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  • 18" Talhoffer Buckler - 16 gauge

    Used from the 12th through to the 18th century, the buckler or small shield 6 to 18 inches in diameter achieved a deserved reputation as both a defensive and offensive arm. Indispensable in both classical rapier play and I.33 sparring, it has become an essential part of the modern swordsman`s equipment. This GDFB "Sparring-friendly" version of the Talhoffer buckler is flat, with fluting for strength and a reinforced rim. Construction is in 16gauge Steel. 

    Diameter: 50.9cm 
    Weight: 1700g 
    Gauge: 16 Gauge

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

    Buy the 18” Talhoffer Buckler -16 gauge with confidence from the UK’s leading HEMA buckler retailer.

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    Excl. Tax: £34.16 Incl. Tax: £40.99

  • 20" Talhoffer Buckler - 16 gauge

    The "Talhoffer" buckler is well known from Talhoffer's "Fechtbuch" illustrations. The unusual curled holly-leaf shape, with its fluting and spikes, is a fairly radical departure from the norm but it serves well as a memento of this famous fight master.

    Diameter: 50.8cm 
    Weight: 1810g 
    Gauge: 16 Gauge

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

    Buy the 20" Talhoffer Buckler - 16 gauge with confidence from the UK’s leading HEMA buckler retailer.

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    Excl. Tax: £51.66 Incl. Tax: £61.99

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