Purpleheart Armoury

Training Begins Here.

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

EXPLORE HEMA GEAR




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.

Explore Award Rudis





New Products in stock

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

Browse VB Training Items







Grip, Feder, VB, 8.625"OAL, MA00765 Steel Feder VB Italian 16th Century V3
Price: $44.50
more info
Price: $279.00

(6)
more info
Grip, Feder, VB, 8.625"OAL, MA00765 Steel Feder VB Italian 16th Century V3
Grip for VB Swords.
OAL is apx 11.4"
Actual Grip Length (after pommel) is apx 8-5/8"
Used on 46" longsword.
Italian style feder by VB in Hungary.

Dagger Fencing: The Italian School by Carlo Parisi Indian Katar Basic Trainer Grey- Pair
Price: $20.00

(3)
more info
Price: $45.95
more info
Dagger Fencing: The Italian School by Carlo Parisi Indian Katar Basic Trainer Grey- Pair

Indian Katar Tactical Trainer - Pair

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

See Sizing tab for more information.
Steel Feder, Italian 16th Century, Ring Guard, V3 Swords Science and Society
Price: $314.50
more info
Price: $44.00
more info
Steel Feder, Italian 16th Century, Ring Guard, V3 Swords Science and Society
Italian style feder by VB in Hungary.

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.




New Products

Tournament Feder, 46", Moderate, Rolled Tip
Sale Price: $259.00
Training Feder, Rev A, Flexible, Rolled Tip
Price: $279.00
ProGauntlet
Price: $459.00
Competition Sharp Longsword V1
Price: $350.00
Competition Sharp Longsword V1
Price: $350.00