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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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Mini Helmet, Gladiator Version Techniques Longsword w/Shilt V1
Price: $65.00
Sale Price: $54.99

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Price: $199.00

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Gladiator Mini Helmet Techniques Longsword w/Shilt V1
Mini Helmet, Gladiator Version Light to moderate training sword. Not a tournament sparring sword.

This was the Armoured Combat Longsword Feder we are now calling a blade along the same series as the Techniques swords. This one is peened pommel, a bit stiffer and with a shilt.


Made exclusively for Purpleheart Armoury in Hungary.


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Lessons on the Thrust by Reinier van Noort Steel Feder VB Italian 16th Century V3
Price: $30.00
Price: $279.00

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Lessons on the Thrust by Reinier van Noort Steel Feder VB Italian 16th Century V3
Lessons on the Thrust: An English translation of Jéann Daniel L'Ange's Deutliche und grindliche Erklärung der adelichen und ritterlichen freyen Fecht-Kunst
Translated by Reinier van Noort
Paperback


In 1664, Jéann Daniel L'Ange published the "Deutliche und gründliche Erklärung der adelichen und ritterlichen freyen Fecht-Kunst" in Heidelberg, Germany. This was one of the first concise and systematic treatises on the typically German style of rapier fencing that evolved from the teachings of Fabris and his German students. L'Ange presents his personal point of view on this fencing style, which includes a rather large selection of brutal grappling moves.

This first English translation of L'Ange's treatise, made by Reinier van Noort and published exactly 350 years after the original edition, provides a fascinating viewpoint on a fencing style that is underrepresented in the modern studies on historical martial arts. In this translation, Jéann Daniel L'Ange's view on fencing is presented in a way that is both close to the original, and clearly understandable by a modern reader. Meticulously cleaned scans of the 61 page size plates from the original treatise are also included.

Reinier van Noort has been researching and teaching rapier fencing since 2010, focusing mainly on the single rapier as used in the Netherlands and Germany in the late 17th century. He has translated the anonymous Vechtboek (UBL BPL 3281), Johann Georg Pascha's Kurtze iedoch Deutliche Beschribung handlend von Fechten auff den Stoß und Hieb, and more. Reinier has been a member of HEMAC since 2010.

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Shortsword Trainer, Oakshott Type XIV Persian Khanjar Dagger Trainer
Price: $69.00

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Shortsword Trainer, Oakshott Type XIV Persian Khanjar Dagger Trainer
Shortsword Trainer, Oakshott Type XIV

Modeled after the Oakshott Type XIV, this is designed to be an inexpensive trainer with incredible strength.

The blade is stiffer than our Pentti line; it will not flex much due to the difference in plastic, but it makes a good general trainer.

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Turkish or Persian Khanjar Dagger Trainer

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

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Marozzo Style Two-handed sword Feder
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