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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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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.

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

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Mini Helmet, Centurion Version, Blue Plume Techniques Longsword w/Shilt V1
Price: $69.00
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Price: $199.00

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Centurion Mini Helmet Techniques Longsword w/Shilt V1
Mini Helmet, Centurion Version
Light to moderate training sword.
The Sword: Form and Thought M7 Bayonet Dagger Trainer
Price: $70.00

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The Sword: Form and Thought M7 Bayonet Dagger Trainer
Catalogue on the occasion of the same named special exhibition in the Deutsches Klingenmuseum from 26th September 2015 until 28th February 2016. Edited and with contributions by Barbara Grotkamp-Schepers, Isabell Immel, Peter Johnsson, and Sixt Wetzler. Photos by Lutz Hoffmeister.

This high quality exhibition catalogue not only features excellent photographs and detailled descriptions of numerous historical swords, but also competent essays on the history, manufacture, and military and cultural importance of the weapon.

Swedish blade-smith and expert Peter Johnsson has produced true-to-scale drawings of each of the almost 50 featured sowrds, detailling the geometrical design of the weapons. He explains these geometrical design princliples of the Middle Ages at great length in an eassy. Further essays deal with the use of swords, their depiction in medieval art, the Fechtbuch traditions, the smithing processes, and further sword subjects.

A "must have" for every sword enthusiast!

Bi-lingual edition (German/English), soft cover, 192 pages, numerous full colour photographs, drawings, and other illustrations.
M7 Bayonet Dagger Trainer

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

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Steel Tournament Feder, Spatulated Tip, Rev A True Principles of the Single Sword
Price: $289.00

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Steel Tournament Feder, Spatulated Tip, Rev A True Principles of the Single Sword
Our Tournament Steel Feder with spatulated tip, made by Viktor Berbekucz in Hungary. 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.

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New Products

Marozzo Style Two-handed sword Feder
Price: $329.00
Competition Sharp Longsword V1
Price: $350.00
Tournament Feder, 46", Moderate, Rolled Tip
Price: $269.00
Steel Tournament Feder VB Revision C
Price: $269.00
Price: $459.00