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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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  • Classic Bastard Sword

    This is an especially fine interpretation of a classic hand and a half, Oakeshott type XVIIIb sword. Weapons designed for thrusting only did not meet the requirements of modern warfare by the 15th century, and blades that delivered more forceful cuts were developed. These longer swords were especially popular in Germany (opponents were probably less fond of them)... The hilt is also typical because its components – the type I, riveted wheel pommel, leather wrapped wooden grip and lightly curved crossguard – are 100 percent period. Over 90 cm long, the blade has a slight taper and comes to a rounded point. Our classic bastard sword comes with a matching black leather scabbard that includes a mount and chape.

    Total length: 113.5 cm
    Blade length: 92 cm
    Grip length: 15.5 cm
    Weight: 1.52 kg
    Blade thickness (base): 4.2 mm
    Blade thickness (CoP): 4.1 mm
    Blade width (base): 4.7 cm
    Blade width (CoP): 3.9 cm
    Point of Balance (PoB): 13.5 cm
    Centre of Percussion (CoP): 32 cm
    Oakeshott type: XVIIIb
    Blade: High Carbon Steel
    Edge: Blunt
    Pommel: Peened
    Scabbard: Leather, Wood, Steel

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

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    Excl. Tax: £145.44 Incl. Tax: £174.53

  • Renaissance Side Sword

    The Side Sword was a military sword of the 16th and 17th century Renaissance period that also achieved popularity among civilians, due to its relatively light weight and quickness. It also had an advantage over its contemporary, the rapier, in having the ability to cut efficiently as well as thrust. Based on an original German sword of this type, this sword is well balanced an feels exceptional in the hand. The “swept” hilt affords excellent hand protection and the blade geometry makes for outstanding performance in both the cut and the thrust.

    Overall: 104cm
    Blade Length: 84cm
    Handle Length: 14cm
    Weight: 1219g
    Point of Balance: 9cm
    Thickness at Guard: 5.5mm
    Thickness at Tip: 2.5mm
    Blade Steel: 5160
    Edge: Sharp
    Handle Material: Leather
    Pommel: Threaded

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

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    Excl. Tax: £213.75 Incl. Tax: £256.50

  • Red Dragon Combat - Bastard Sword

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    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: 15cm
    Weight: 1100g
    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.

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

  • Type XVIII Knight's Sword

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    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
    ScabbardLeather, Wood, Steel

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

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

  • Type XIV Medieval Arming Sword

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    This Arming 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 typical Type XIV shape with a long fuller and mirror polish finish. This sword comes with a wood core leather wrapped scabbard with stainless steel chape for safe and secure carry.

    Overall Length: 88cm
    Blade Length: 72cm
    Handle Length: 10.5cm
    Weight: 1105g
    Blade Steel: 9260
    Blade: High Carbon Steel
    Edge: Sharp
    Pommel: Peened
    Scabbard: Leather, Wood, Steel

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

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

  • Crecy War Sword

    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
    ScabbardLeather, Wood, Steel

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

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

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  • Red Dragon Combat Temple Church Sword

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    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: 1356g
    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.

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

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