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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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  • 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: £24.84 Incl. Tax: £29.81

  • 9" Reinforced Buckler - 14 gauge

    This buckler has been specifically designed to fulfil the hard requirements of re-enactment combat.

    Designed by Reproductions Historiques France team.

    Made of 2mm steel with 3mm steel handle. Steel thickness may vary due to the handcrafted methods used in its manufacturing.

    Buy the 9” Reinforced Buckler – 14 gauge with confidence from the UK’s leading HEMA buckler retailer.

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    Excl. Tax: £32.63 Incl. Tax: £39.16

  • 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: £28.73 Incl. Tax: £34.48

  • 15" Reinforced Buckler - 14 gauge

    This buckler has been specifically designed to fulfil the hard requirements of re-enactment combat.

    Made of 2mm steel with 3mm steel handle. Steel thickness may vary due to the handcrafted methods used on its manufacturing.

    Buy the 15” Reinforced Buckler – 14 gauge with confidence from the UK’s leading HEMA buckler retailer.

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    Excl. Tax: £36.35 Incl. Tax: £43.62

  • 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: £25.88 Incl. Tax: £31.06

  • 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: £23.29 Incl. Tax: £27.95

  • 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: £23.29 Incl. Tax: £27.95

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