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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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  • 20" Reinforced Round Rotella Shield - 16 gauge

    Our Reinforced Round Rotella Shield is hand beaten from 16 gauge steel – making it both tough and durable enough for re-enactment and HEMA.  You can still see the traces of the smith’s hammer marks on the surface.  It features 2 adjustable leather straps and cushioning pad for the arm to soak up impact.

    Diameter: 50.5cm
    Weight: 2700g

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

    Buy the Reinforced Round Rotella Shield with confidence from the UK’s leading historical shield retailer.

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    Excl. Tax: £72.35 Incl. Tax: £86.82

  • 21" Round Shield Rotella - 16 gauge

    Our Round Rotella Shield is hand beaten from 16 gauge steel – making it both tough and durable enough for re-enactment and HEMA.  You can still see the traces of the smith’s hammer marks on the surface.  It features 2 adjustable leather straps and cushioning pad for the arm to soak up impact.

    Diameter: 53cm
    Weight : 3200g

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

    Buy the Round Shield Rotella Shield with confidence from the UK’s leading historical shield retailer.

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    Excl. Tax: £77.79 Incl. Tax: £93.35

  • Tinker Longsword Replacement Blade - Sharp

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    Excl. Tax: £77.00 Incl. Tax: £92.40

  • SPES HEMA Hoodie 350N

    The light HEMA hoodie made of 350N puncture resistance fabric. Construction of cleats under armpits of this HEMA clothing is similar to medieval shirts or tunics. The shape of a hood in our HEMA blouse is based on former monks' hoods.

    HEMA Hoodie 350N doesn't interrupt the movement of the wearer. Its size is compatible with current SPES size chart. Fabric of this HEMA blouse is covered with ions of silver ("Silver Protect") of antibacterial features.
    There is a pratical pocket on the left side of this light HEMA gear. It goes on the back of a blouse, so items inside are safer during training. Larynx has an additional protection in form of a foam amortizing possible hits.

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    Excl. Tax: £63.83 Incl. Tax: £76.60

  • SPES "JF" Ringen Jacket

    "JF” Ringen Jacket design was based on a model produced by Jessica Finley.

    It is designed for historical wrestling training and is based on medieval clothing.

    The jacket is made of two layers of fabric, which ensure high durability. Double seams and quilted collar add strength to the jacket. Elastic panels on the sides allow ease of putting on and removing the jacket as well as ease of movement. Additional mobility is guaranteed by loose sleeves. Cotton string, sewn in at the waist level, reduces the possibility of pulling the jacket off by an opponent.

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    Excl. Tax: £78.88 Incl. Tax: £94.66

  • SPES "JF" Fencing Jacket 350N

    "JF" Fencing Jacket 350N was based on a model produced by Jessica Finley. It is dedicated for light historical fencing trainings.

    Two layers of fabric stitched with double seams guarantee the jacket's durability. The jacket fabric is 350N puncture resistant. The loose sleeves ensure comfort and ease of movement. The jacket is buttoned up with ten flat, metal buttons.

    The "JF” Fencing Jacket 350N matches the Light Fencing Pants 350N.

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    Excl. Tax: £78.88 Incl. Tax: £94.66

  • Body Protector- Large

    The body protector is designed to protect the torso. It is made of six layers of thickly woven, quilted fabric. It is used for protection against internal injury. It also has an additional collar with a turned edge that protects the neck. It is fastened in the back with three straps

    Fabric used: cotton
    Weight: 1.1kg

    Size: Over 175cm (Body Height)

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    Excl. Tax: £78.88 Incl. Tax: £94.66

  • SPES Light Fencing Pants 350N - Colour Options - Special Order

    This is a special factory order and may take up to 12 weeks to arrive. Please ensure you are ordering the correct size as no changes can be made after manufacture has started. You can contact our Sales Team for advice if you are unsure about sizing.

    Outer fabric: 100% cotton
    Inner fabric: 50% cotton, 50% polyester
    Weight: 1 kg

    Buy the SPES Light Fencing Pants 350N with confidence from the UK’s leading HEMA protection retailer

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    Excl. Tax: £68.83 Incl. Tax: £82.60

  • SPES Light Fencing Pants 350N

    For the lovers of historical sparring we created the Light Fencing Pants 350N. They are made of durable fabric which has 350N puncture resistance certificate. Their loose cut allows free movement and comfortable use. The pants may be adjusted at the belt and be perfectly fitted. The pants also have adjustable suspenders which can be removed.

    Outer fabric: 100% cotton
    Inner fabric: 50% cotton, 50% polyester
    Weight: 1 kg

    Buy the SPES Light Fencing Pants 350N with confidence from the UK’s leading HEMA protection retailer

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    Excl. Tax: £63.83 Incl. Tax: £76.60

  • SPES Locust Fencing Pants 350N

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    Breeches specially designed for historical fencing training. Made of durable cotton fabric. Length just below the knee. Elastic ribbing at the end of the leg below the knee. Breeches have high waist and are kept in place thanks to elastic braces fastened with plastic clasps with length regulation.

    "Locust" fencing pants 350N are equipped with three internal pockets on each side, at the hip, and on outer and inner part of the thigh. They may be filled with plastic foam to increase protection level of the breeches. It's easy to remove the foam for example to wash the breeches.

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