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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, Centurion Version Techniques Longsword w/Shilt V1
Price: $65.00
Sale Price: $59.99

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Price: $199.00

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Centurion Mini Helment Techniques Longsword w/Shilt V1
Mini Helmet, Centurion 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 Messer Version 1 by VB, Left Handed
Price: $30.00
Price: $232.50
Lessons on the Thrust by Reinier van Noort Messer Version 1 by VB, Left Handed
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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Steel Messer made for us by Viktor Berbekucz in Hungary.
Left Handed Version


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

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Price: $30.00
Steel Tournament Feder, Spatulated Tip, Rev C True Principles of the Single Sword
Steel Feder made by Viktor Berbekucz in Hungary.
Made to special specifications for Purpleheart Armoury, and upgraded with a USA-made stainless steel pommel.

Spatuated Tip.

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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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