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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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Koning Gloves by St. Mark Black Medium Steel Techniques Feder with Disc Pommel
Price: $265.00

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Price: $199.00

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Koning Gloves by St. Mark Black Medium Steel Techniques Feder with Disc Pommel
Koning Gloves -

5/17 - Limited quantity arrived! We will not get another shipment after this for the foreseeable future - if you miss this opportunity please expect to find an alternative.



The Koning glove is a reimagined fencing glove with a classical look, which embodies the arts we are reviving. It is made with care to detail, and from the best materials available. The leather in the glove are a supple goat and sheepskin for great movement and feel, with a vegetable tanned cow leather side for the upper part. Both leathers are from European animals and produced in Europe in accordance with strict environmental standards.

Inside the Koning there is a thick hard shell cover that takes the brunt of the force of the blows. Underneath that, we have a special lamination of soft padding materials for the best energy absorption possible. The design is made to allow movement of fingers, and it draws from a classical European heritage, using quatrefoil as decoration on the floating cuff that protects the wrist. The glove has also been reinforced with double leather in especially exposed areas, such as across the palm, the inside of the thumb, and the side of the index finger. The slit across the knuckles provides improved movement. The Koning is suitable for heavy drilling, competing and sparring with such weapons as longsword, backsword, single sword, and sabre.

The name of the glove, the Koning, comes from the King of the Franco-Belgian fencing guilds. Whoever won the guilds tournament was named Koning and earned special priviliges for that year, if someone became Koning for three consecutive years they were named emperors, Kaisers, and earned those priviliges for life.

The Koning is approved for competition at all major HEMA tournaments including Swordfish, Longpoint, the Nordic League, the Swedish National Championships, Purpleheart Open, Longpoint, etc.

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Fiore dei Liberi's Armizare Ida Trainer
Price: $39.95

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Price: $28.95
Fiore dei Liberi's Armizare Ida Trainer
Fiore dei Liberi's Armizare: The Chivalric Martial Arts System of Il Fior Di Battaglia
by Robert N. Charette
Paperback


Armizare (“the Art of Arms”) was the name the warriors of medieval Italy gave to their martial art, which included the wielding of sword, axe and spear with wrestling, knife-fighting and mounted combat. In the waning years of the 14th century, Fiore dei Liberi was a famed master of this art, whose students included some of the most renowned and dangerous fighting men of his day.
Toward the end of his life, Master Fiore preserved his teachings in a series of illustrated manuscripts, four of which have survived to the present day, and have become the basis of a world-wide effort to reconstruct this lost martial art. However, because medieval books were written for an audience with different expectations than the modern readers “how-to” manuals, today’s students often have trouble understanding the old swordsman’s choices in including, omitting or organizing information as he did. They may see that fighting art was a system, but lack the background to see the systematic instruction of the book itself.

In Armizare: The Chivalric Martial Arts System of il Fior di Battaglia, Robert Charrette brings together his experiences as a martial artist and respected 14th century living historian with his skills as a professional author graphic artist to not only take readers on a walking tour of Master Fiore’s manuscripts, but into the mindset behind its creation. More than just an interpretation of an old book’s contents, this is a tool-kit that reveals Fiore dei Liberi’s brilliance as not just a fighter, but as martial arts teacher. Whether a long-time student, a newcomer to the art or a more academic devoté of the medieval warrior and his craft, readers will find themselves educated and entertained as a door is opened into another time and place - the training hall of the medieval knight.

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Ida Basic Trainer

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

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Ensifer Long Feder Fighting with the German Longsword by Christian Henry Tobler
Price: $525.00

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Price: $45.95

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Ensifer Long Feder Fighting with the German Longsword by Christian Henry Tobler
Ensifer Long Feder

These have been the standard swords used at many tournaments. They are strong, yet flexible and a good balance. Of all the brands on the market they have experienced the fewest failures.

  • Blue Cord Standard.
  • Imported from Poland.

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