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Award Rudis

A Rudis was a gift to a gladiator for a special achievement. This signified his release from a slave to a freeman. Our Rudis is an excellent and unique give for someone who has completed service in the military, retired, or completed an academic achievement.

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Featured Brands

We're fortunate to work with some of the best HEMA brands in the world. SPES is one of the large innovators and suppliers of HEMA safety products in the world. PBT has a long history of quality craftsmanship in the sport fencing world, and brings their expertise and tailoring to HEMA.


New Products in stock

Our Line of Imported items from VB (in from Hungary) is ever-growing!

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Ida Trainer Pro Gauntlets
Price: $28.95
Price: $450.00
Ida Trainer Pro Gauntlets
Ida Basic Trainer

The blade does not flex on thrusting, but provides good simulation for moderate level training.

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Pro Gauntlets.

In development for late 2019.



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True Principles of the Single Sword Nut, VB, Feder
Price: $30.00
Price: $4.99

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True Principles of the Single Sword Nut, VB, Feder
The True Principles of the Single Sword
An English translation of Philibert, Sr. de la Touche's
Les vrays Principes de l'Espée seule
by Reinier van Noort and Antoine Coudre

In the second half of the seventeenth century, the rapier commonly became lighter and shorter, with a smaller hilt, and eventually developed into the smallsword, also known as the court sword. Often, this development is associated with France, and the court of its King, Louis XIV.

It is to this King that La Touche boldly dedicated his treatise, Les Vrays Principes de l'Espée seule, in 1670, and it is this treatise that could be seen as the first work to show how fencing evolved to accommodate the changing weapon.

In this work, Reinier van Noort and Antoine Coudre present the first ever English translation of La Touche's Vrays Principes, providing a fascinating view on the development of fencing in France at a time when the rapier gave way to the smallsword.

Note: Shipping on orders that only include books is reduced after you place your order. See Shipping tab for more information.
VB Nut for screw on pommel swords.
Works for Standard Feder, Italian Feder, VB Indoor Trainer.

Koning Gloves by St. Mark Black Medium Scottish Field Dirk Dagger Trainer, White
Price: $265.00

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Price: $14.99
Sale Price: $9.99

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Koning Gloves by St. Mark Black Medium Scottish Field Dirk Dagger Trainer, White
Koning Gloves -

5/17 - Limited quantity arrived! We will not get another shipment after this for the foreseeable future - if you miss this opportunity please expect to find an alternative.



The Koning glove is a reimagined fencing glove with a classical look, which embodies the arts we are reviving. It is made with care to detail, and from the best materials available. The leather in the glove are a supple goat and sheepskin for great movement and feel, with a vegetable tanned cow leather side for the upper part. Both leathers are from European animals and produced in Europe in accordance with strict environmental standards.

Inside the Koning there is a thick hard shell cover that takes the brunt of the force of the blows. Underneath that, we have a special lamination of soft padding materials for the best energy absorption possible. The design is made to allow movement of fingers, and it draws from a classical European heritage, using quatrefoil as decoration on the floating cuff that protects the wrist. The glove has also been reinforced with double leather in especially exposed areas, such as across the palm, the inside of the thumb, and the side of the index finger. The slit across the knuckles provides improved movement. The Koning is suitable for heavy drilling, competing and sparring with such weapons as longsword, backsword, single sword, and sabre.

The name of the glove, the Koning, comes from the King of the Franco-Belgian fencing guilds. Whoever won the guilds tournament was named Koning and earned special priviliges for that year, if someone became Koning for three consecutive years they were named emperors, Kaisers, and earned those priviliges for life.

The Koning is approved for competition at all major HEMA tournaments including Swordfish, Longpoint, the Nordic League, the Swedish National Championships, Purpleheart Open, Longpoint, etc.

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Scottish Field Dirk Dagger Trainer

The blade does not flex on thrusting, but provides good simulation for moderate level training.


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New Products

Sword Tip Rubber Blunts - Set of 4
Price: $5.00
Meyer Federschwert Longsword with Fuller
Price: $108.00
Marozzo Style Two-handed sword Feder
Price: $329.00
Competition Sharp Longsword V1
Price: $350.00
Steel Tournament Feder VB Revision C
Price: $269.00