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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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  • Historical Leather Gauntlets/Gloves - Black

    Made from high-quality leather using historically accurate patterns. Perfect for re-enactment and LARP.

    How to find your measurement

    Measure with the tape inside your dominant hand, all around the knuckles and close your hand (see image for example).

    Sizes:
    6: 17cm - 19cm
    7: 19cm - 21cm
    8: 21cm - 23.5cm
    9: 23.5cm - 26cm
    10: 26cm - 28.5cm
    11: 31cm

    All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece

    Buy the Historical Gauntlets/Gloves with confidence from the UK’s leading Medieval armour retailer.

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    Excl. Tax: £34.17 Incl. Tax: £41.00

  • Historical Leather Gauntlets/Gloves - Brown

    Made from high-quality leather using historically accurate patterns. Perfect for re-enactment and LARP.

    How to find your measurement

    Measure with the tape inside your dominant hand, all around the knuckles and close your hand (see image for example).

    Sizes:
    6: 17cm - 19cm
    7: 19cm - 21cm
    8: 21cm - 23.5cm
    9: 23.5cm - 26cm
    10: 26cm - 28.5cm
    11: 31cm

    All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece

    Buy the Historical Gauntlets/Gloves with confidence from the UK’s leading Medieval armour retailer.

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    Excl. Tax: £34.17 Incl. Tax: £41.00

  • Light Practical Gloves - Black

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    These light practical gloves are designed for light practice with hand-and-a-half swords and free sparring with rapier and other light weapons. Made from high-quality leather. They are not recommended for free sparring with heavy weapons.

    How to find your measurement

    Measure with the tape inside your dominant hand, all around the knuckles and close your hand (see image for example).

    Sizes:
    6: 17cm - 19cm
    7: 19cm - 21cm
    8: 21cm - 23.5cm
    9: 23.5cm - 26cm
    10: 26cm - 28.5cm
    11: 31cm

    All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece

    Buy the Light Sparring Gauntlets/Gloves with confidence from the UK’s leading Medieval armour retailer.

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

  • Light Practical Gloves - Brown

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    These light practical gloves are designed for light practice with hand-and-a-half swords and free sparring with rapier and other light weapons. Made from high quality leather. They are not recommended for free sparring with heavy weapons.

    How to find your measurement

    Measure with the tape inside your dominant hand, all around the knuckles and close your hand (see image for example).

    Sizes:
    6: 17cm - 19cm
    7: 19cm - 21cm
    8: 21cm - 23.5cm
    9: 23.5cm - 26cm
    10: 26cm - 28.5cm
    11: 31cm

    All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece

    Buy the Light Sparring Gauntlets/Gloves with confidence from the UK’s leading Medieval armour retailer.

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

  • 6 1/2" Stainless Steel Buckler

    HEMA practitioners studying I.33 sword and buckler will find this small shield perfect for paired drills and practicing grappling techniques. The light weight keeps fatigue at bay during long training days. The dome is large enough to accommodate most light/medium duty sparring gloves. 

    For those wishing to build their own medieval shield the domed shape and size of the buckler also lend it to use as a boss for many different shield styles.

    Diameter: 16.5cm
    Weight: 283g

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

    Buy the Small Stainless Buckler with confidence from the UK’s leading Medieval Shield retailer.

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    Excl. Tax: £29.16 Incl. Tax: £34.99

  • 9" Simple Buckler - 16 gauge

    Support defensive weapon widely used in Europe for people of all categories, from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. Its use has been recorded in various treatises of the time.

    Diameter: 23cm
    Plate thickness: 1.6mm
    Border thickness: 2.5mm
    Weight: 0.72 kg 

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

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

    Buy the 9” Simple Buckler – 16 gauge with confidence from the UK’s leading HEMA buckler retailer.

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    Excl. Tax: £32.50 Incl. Tax: £39.00

  • 12" Simple Buckler - 16 gauge

    This kind of buckle was commonly used as a complement of one-handed weapons from the Middle Ages until renaissance.

    Diameter: 31cm
    Plate thickness: 1.6mm
    Border thickness: 2.5mm

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

    Steel thickness may vary due to the handcrafted methods used on 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” Simple Buckler - 16 gauge with confidence from the UK’s leading HEMA buckler retailer.

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    Excl. Tax: £35.00 Incl. Tax: £42.00

  • 12" Fluted Buckler - 16 gauge

    Used from the 12th to the 18th century, the buckler 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.

    Our 12” Fluted Buckler is crafted in 16 gauge steel and features radial embossed flutes for rigidity. The wooden grip is securely riveted to the body of the buckler.

    Diameter: 31cm
    Plate thickness: 2mm
    Weight: 1258g

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

    Buy the 12” Fluted Buckler - 16 gauge with confidence from the UK’s leading HEMA buckler retailer.

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    Excl. Tax: £36.67 Incl. Tax: £44.00

  • Telemark Viking Shield Boss - 14 gauge

    Sawed shield boss made of steel inspired by the ones found in Telemark (Norway).

    Outer diameter: 16cm approx.
    Inner diameter: 12cm approx.
    Depth: 6cm approx.
    Thickness: 2mm approx.
    Weight: 420g

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

    Buy the Telemark Viking Shield Boss - 14 gauge with confidence from the UK’s leading HEMA buckler retailer.

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    Excl. Tax: £32.50 Incl. Tax: £39.00

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