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The leading supplier in HEMA equipment, training weapons, and more since 1999.


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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Advanced Longsword: Form and Function Vol. 3 by Guy Windsor Rust Prevention Oil and Leather or Wood Preservative
Price: $23.99

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Advanced Longsword: Form and Function Vol. 3 by Guy Windsor Rust Prevention Oil and Leather or Wood Preservative
Mastering the Art of Arms Volume 3
Advanced Longsword: Form and Function
by Guy Windsor
Protector for steel.
Rudis, Air Force Blue With Bag Swords Science and Society
Price: $114.00
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Price: $37.00
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Rudis Swords Science and Society
Rudis - Engrave with your own text and images!
100% Made in the USA

About Swords, Science, and Society: German Martial Arts in the Middle Ages

In medieval Germany, combat was a matter of life and death, and knowing the Art of Fencing was to have control over it: to have the power to save or take lives. Those who knew the Art of Fencing kept such knowledge as a closely guarded secret.

In 15th century Bavaria, a small and secretive fellowship of fencing masters encoded their knowledge into a cryptic and arcane verse. Their Art, the ‘one true art of the sword’, was reserved only for the initiated. At the head of this fellowship was a grand-master known as Johannes Liechtenauer.

Presented within this book is an investigation of the Company of Liechtenauer, tracing their connections and influences through archival records spanning more than a century. Scholarly Fencing is contrasted with what was referred to as ‘Common Fencing’.

Separating the ‘common’ from the ‘initiated’, this book demonstrates the Aristotelian and Scholastic approach that defined the secret Art of Liechtenauer, and describes the science of sword-fighting in the 15th and 16th centuries.

Gothic Axe with Engraving Shamshir Tactical Trainer
Price: $119.25

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Price: $39.99

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Gothic Axe with Engraving Shamshir Tactical Trainer
Gothic Axe - Engrave with your own text and images!

Shamshir Tactical Trainer

Can also be called a a Barbary Sabre.

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
Steel Tournament Feder VB Revision C
Price: $269.00
Meyer Federschwert Longsword with Fuller
Price: $108.00
Tournament Feder, 46", Moderate, Rolled Tip
Price: $269.00
Marozzo Style Two-handed sword Feder
Price: $329.00