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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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  • Practical Hand-and-a-Half Sword

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    The Practical broadswords are all based on authentically styled swords in our Paul Chen collection but they are tailored to meet the needs of re-enactment and stage combat. These very popular and affordable weapons feature authentic hilt styling, with fully tempered un-edged and un-pointed blades. They are designed to withstand rugged use while providing the level of safety required by many of today’s re-enactment societies.

    The blades are crafted from 1065 high-carbon steel, hardened to 50HRC, which restricts edge-notching to acceptable levels while providing resilience and protection against brittleness. While the blades are substantial, they are fullered to provide balance and good handling characteristics. They feature 1/16” wide edges and rounded tips for safety. The tangs are also substantial, with radiused corners at the blade shoulders and no welds. The end of the tang is riveted over the pommel, which both eliminates any possibility of inadvertent disassembly. The hardwood grips are leather-covered.

    Total length: 111cm
    Blade length: 86cm
    Grip length: 16.5cm
    Weight: 1315g
    Point of Balance (PoB): 10cm
    Point of Harmonics: 58.5cm
    Width at Guard: 4.5cm
    Width at Tip: 1.3cm
    Thickness at Guard: 0.5cm
    Thickness at Tip: 0.45cm
    Blade: 1065 High Carbon Steel
    Edge: Blunt
    Pommel: Peened
    Scabbard: Plastic

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

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    Excl. Tax: £156.29 Incl. Tax: £187.55

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