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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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  • HEMA Longsword Starter Kit 1

    Everything you need to get started in the competitive world of Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA)

    Includes:
    Rawlings Proline Xtreme Sparring Longsword
    Red Dragon Fencing Mask
    Red Dragon Weapon Sparring Gloves
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    Excl. Tax: £120.83 Incl. Tax: £145.00

  • Red Dragon HEMA Light Sparring Jacket

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    Our HEMA Light Sparring Jacket by Red Dragon is designed for HEMA and is constructed from a 350N rated heavy-duty cotton with an inner lining. The jacket features less padding than our HEMA Sparring Jacket and is better suited to single hand weapons such as rapier and sabre.  This jacket has no padding on the back as it is very rare to receive effective blows here – especially from rapiers and sabres. This has the effect of reducing the weight of the jacket whilst increasing the breathability. It also does not have padding on the inside of the arms reducing the weight further. The padded collar features a blade catcher to help protect against stray thrusts that may go under the bib of a fencing mask.  The back of the jacket features an adjustable webbing strap with Velcro attachment which allows it to be pulled in at the waist for a more streamlined fit.

    Buy the Red Dragon HEMA Light Sparring Jacket with confidence from the UK’s leading HEMA protection retailer.

    Sizing Information can be found below.

    All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece

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    Excl. Tax: £120.83 Incl. Tax: £145.00

  • Red Dragon HEMA Sparring Jacket

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    Our HEMA Sparring Jacket by Red Dragon is designed for HEMA and is constructed from a 350N rated heavy-duty cotton with an inner lining. The jacket is well padded to receive blows but has no padding on the back as it is very rare to receive effective blows here. This has the effect of reducing the weight of the jacket whilst increasing the breathability. The zipped front panel overlaps to provide a double-layer of protection against thrusts to the torso.

    This jacket also features an innovative built in gorget, designed to overlap the bib of a fencing mask to stop thrusts from travelling upwards from beneath the bib. The gorget features a padded plastic plate to protect the throat and adjustable Velcro straps that allow it to be attached either at the back of the collar or at the back of the shoulders. The gorget can also be worn under the bib of the mask if you so wish. The back of the jacket features an adjustable webbing strap with velcro attachment which allows it to be pulled in at the waist for a more streamlined fit.

    Buy the Red Dragon Sparring Jacket with confidence from the UK’s leading HEMA protection retailer.

    Sizing information can be found below.
    All measurements are taken from the outside of the jacket and so may differ due to the thickness of the material.

    All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece

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    Excl. Tax: £129.17 Incl. Tax: £155.00

  • HEMA Arming Sword Starter Kit 1

    Everything you need to get started in the competitive world of Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA)

    Includes:
    Rawlings Xtreme Synthetic Sparring Arming Sword
    Red Dragon Fencing Mask
    Red Dragon Weapon Sparring Gloves
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    Excl. Tax: £120.83 Incl. Tax: £145.00

  • HEMA Bastard Sword Starter Kit 1

    Everything you need to get started in the competitive world of Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA)

    Includes:
    Red Dragon Synthetic Bastard Sword
    Red Dragon Fencing Mask
    Red Dragon Weapon Sparring Gloves
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    Excl. Tax: £120.83 Incl. Tax: £145.00

  • HEMA Messer Starter Kit 1

    Everything you need to get started in the competitive world of Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA)

    Includes:
    Proline Xtreme Messer
    Red Dragon Fencing Mask
    Red Dragon Weapon Sparring Gloves
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    Excl. Tax: £120.83 Incl. Tax: £145.00

  • HEMA Basket Hilt Sword Starter Kit 1

    Everything you need to get started in the competitive world of Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA)

    Includes:
    Basket Hilt Xtreme Sparring Sword
    Red Dragon Fencing Mask
    Red Dragon Weapon Sparring Gloves
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    Excl. Tax: £120.83 Incl. Tax: £145.00

  • SPES "FG" Basic Gambeson 350N

    Our SPES Gambeson s specially designed for ARMA and FEDER. It has a special system of layers which guarantees maximum protection and mobility, including protection against stabs and cuts, using the minimal amount of material. The torso and the neck have overlaps which protect from thrusts. The gambeson is tailored in a way that the lower part sits on the hips. The two-piece construction of the sleeves avoids restricting elbows. To ensure shoulder mobility, SPES use special deep-set sleeves as well as gussets in the armpits. This model was made in cooperation with "Fechtschule Gdansk" and Jan Chodkiewicz.

    The jacket is made of 350N puncture resistance fabric.

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    Excl. Tax: £139.99 Incl. Tax: £167.99

  • Red Dragon Combat - Hand and a Half 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: 90.5cm
    Blade Width: 5cm
    Blade Thickness: 0.5cm
    Guard Width: 22cm
    Point of Balance: 16cm
    Weight: 1300g
    Material: High Carbon Steel Blade, Leather Grip
    Edge: Blunt
    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

  • Red Dragon HEMA Tournament Fencing Mask - 1600N

    Our Red Dragon HEMA Tournament Fencing Mask has been developed for the serious practitioner. For many HEMA activities our standard Red Dragon HEMA Mask will suffice, but if you are looking for something with a higher level of protection, or looking to fight in tournaments, our Red Dragon Tournament Fencing Mask will perfectly suit your needs. This CEN 2 mask comes in HEMA Black and features a 1600 newton bib, removable washable liner (handwash only) and heavy-duty adjustable strap. Available in Small, Medium, Large and Extra Large.

    Sizing for fencing masks are based on your vertical head circumference.

    If you do not have a mask you already wear, measure your face by taking a tape measure, holding it underneath your chin with your mouth slightly open, from under your jaw, up past your ear, past the top of your head, down past your other ear, and back down to the bottom of your chin (from where you started).

    Measurement around Face

    - Small: 56-59cm
    - Medium: 61-64cm
    - Large: 66-69cm
    - XLarge: 73-76cm

    If you do have a mask you already wear, measure around the inner circumference of the mask from where your chin would sit and back around.

    Measurement around mask

    - Small: 77cm
    - Medium: 79cm
    - Large: 81cm
    - XLarge: 84cm

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

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