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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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  • Kingston Arms Federschwert

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    Based on a period original fencing sword now located in Switzerland, the Kingston Arms Federschwert is a well updated version of the feder originally offered by Hanwei in 2010. This sword now features a much more robust blade from tang to tip as well as a tougher cord wrapped grip.

    In our testing, it holds up well to paired drilling as well as more spirited free play sessions. Re-developed in conjunction with several HEMA groups around the US this updated Federschwert provides an affordable and reliable training sword for longsword fencing practice.

    Overall: 129.54cm
    Blade Length: 96.52cm
    Handle Length: 31.75cm
    Weight: 1672g
    Point of Balance: 9cm
    Thickness at Guard: 8mm
    Thickness at Tip: 2.5mm
    Blade Steel: 5160
    Handle Material: Cord
    Scabbard: None

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

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

  • HEMA Padded Training Rapier

    Padded rapier made by Go Now. Blade made of soft foam to give you full safety during training. Outer fabric guarantees the long life of the product and high resistance to any damage to the blade.

    Designed for thrusting practice, or for light training in pairs. Plastic hilt is covered with rubber for a stronger and more stable grip. Additional protection against hand injuries is given by the plastic guard.

    Weight: 708g
    Length: 97cm
    Blade Length: 80cm
    Grip Length: 12cm
    Crossguard: 22cm

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

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    Excl. Tax: £50.83 Incl. Tax: £61.00

  • Red Dragon HEMA Synthetic Sparring Langes Messer

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    Our Red Dragon HEMA Synthetic Sparring Langes Messer 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 Width: 15cm 
    Handle Grip Length: 12cm 
    Pommel Length: 12.5cm 
    Hilt Length: 1 25cm 
    Total Length: 102cm 
    Total Weight: 0.766 kg
    Point Of Balance: 12.5cm
    Material: Plastic
    Scabbard: None


    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 Messer

    Our Red Dragon HEMA Synthetic Sparring Messer 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: 16cm 
    Grip Length: 11.5cm 
    Pommel Length: 6cm 
    Hilt Length: 19cm 
    Total Length: 95cm 
    Total Weight: 604g 
    POB: 15cm
    Material: Plastic, Steel, Brass
    Scabbard: None

    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 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

  • 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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    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 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 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 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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