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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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Of the Single Rapier by Reinier van Noort Advanced Longsword: Form and Function Vol. 3 by Guy Windsor
Price: $30.00

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Of the Single Rapier by Reinier van Noort Advanced Longsword: Form and Function Vol. 3 by Guy Windsor
Of the Single Rapier: An English translation of Johannes Georgius Bruchius
by Reinier van Noort
Paperback

The original text:
Grondige Beschryvinge van de Edele ende Ridderlijcke Scherm - ofte Wapen-Konste
Thorough Description of the Noble and Knightly Fencing - or Weapon-Art
by Johannes Georgius Bruchius


In 1671, Johannes Georgius Bruchius published the Grondige Beschryvinge van de Edele ende Ridderlijcke Scherm- ofte Wapen-Konste in Leiden, in the Netherlands. In his work, Bruchius described a style of rapier fencing that evolved from the teachings of Fabris. He presents this style through a brief explanation of the principles of fencing followed by 212 lessons.
Bruchius' weapon was the rapier: a dangerous yet elegant sword of the 17th century. Its usage was dynamic and effective, with a focus on personal safety through controlling the opponent's blade. Not only does this treatise discuss bladework by way of thrusts and parries, Bruchius teaches grappling and disarming techniques, and provides many solutions to common problems that occur during fencing practice.

Reinier van Noort first made a draft English translation of Bruchius' treatise available in 2009. In this new book, he presents his fully reworked and improved English translation of this important treatise, along with a detailed biographical study on the fencing master Bruchius.

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Mastering the Art of Arms Volume 3
Advanced Longsword: Form and Function
by Guy Windsor
SPES Heavy Gloves w/ Updated Thumb Marozzo Bolognese Dagger Trainer Grey
Price: $209.00

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SPES Heavy Gloves w/ Updated Thumb Marozzo Bolognese Dagger Trainer Grey
SPES Lobster Heavy Gloves with Updated Thumb - Pair

The SPES Heavies are designed to protect your hands from injury during training in historical fencing. These gloves provide full coverage for all five fingers in a lobster design.

The pockets are separated into a thumb slot, index and middles finger slot, and ring and pinkie fingers slot.



Thanks to these heavy gloves, training with heavy weapons, feders, and dussacks is much safer.

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Last of the old style thumb configuration can be found here


Marozzo Bolognese Dagger Trainer

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

Order 4 or more for 15% discount.

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Blade, SS Feder, Oakshott Type XVI SPES AP Jacket V2.0 350N
Price: $155.50
Price: $209.00

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Blade, SS Feder, Oakshott Type XVI SPES AP Jacket V2.0 350N
Blade Only for Tournament Quality Shortsword Steel Feder with Pear Pommel
Modeled after Oakshott Type XVI.




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