Purpleheart Armoury

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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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Featured Brands

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.

New Products in stock

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

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SPES "Locust" Womens Fencing Pants 350N SPES AP Light Womens Jacket 350N
Price: $119.00

Price: $215.00
SPES "Locust" Womens Fencing Pants 350N SPES AP Light Womens Jacket 350N
SPES Locust Fencing Pants 350N

Redesigned based on customer feedback! Fuller in hips and smaller waist - not square 'guy' sized any longer!

These breeches are specially designed for historical fencing training. They are high-waisted with suspenders, and the legs end just below the knee.

Contact us at PHA.HelpDesk@gmail.com with custom color requests (additional fee applies).

When checking out using the Custom Size option, include your measurements (according to the Sizing chart) in the Comment section during checkout. You must include all 4 measurements.

Any color order (other than black, red or white) will include a $25 restocking fee if returned or exchanged or order in process modified.. Custom sizes are non-refundable.

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Paddle, Medium Oar, 29" Blade Only, Italian 16th Century Feder
Price: $74.00

Price: $179.00

Paddle, Medium Oar, 29" Blade Only, Italian 16th Century Feder
Paddle, Medium Oar, 29"

We can engrave a corporate logo, military insignia, and/or text in a variety of fonts.

View the display photos for examples of engravings or visit our Facebook Page.

Engraving instructions: Email us at cd@woodenswords.com with any of the following....
  • A .jpg insignia file and engraving text.
  • Graphics or additional engraving information.
  • A powerpoint layout of your proposed design. We will work with you on the proof.

Note: New unit graphics cost more if we do not have it or cannot find it. We require a high resolution black and white image.

Military personnel discount code for use at checkout: GOUSA

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Blade for the VB Italian 16th Century

This blade only works with the Grip measuring 11.4" overall: Grip.VB.MA00487-A
SPES Officers Jacket 350N Rudis - AMC Design
Price: $199.00

Price: $119.00
Deal of the Day Price: $110.00
SPES Officers Jacket 350N Rudis - AMC Design

Officer Fencing Jacket 350N is based on classic historical fencing outfits patterns. It was inspired by Alfred Hutton’s persona.

The project is based on classic historical fencing outfits. Alfred Hutton, who lived at the turn of XIX and XX century and is one of the HEMA pioneers, was the inspiration for creating this unique jacket.
"Officer" Fencing Jacket is designed for light historical fencing training, for a fencer using e.g. sabre, singlestick and rapier in particular. Longsword if contolled.
The jacket has been made of fabric which has a 350N puncture resistance certificate.
Low weight is the greatest asset of this jacket and it gives you the feeling of airiness as well as the ease of movement.
A breathable padding made of a spacing mesh ensures heat and moisture removal as well as high air permeability what greatly boosts the comfort of use.
Safety level has been increased by the use of wide overlap in front with an additional inner mounting, which prevents sliding.
A double mounting on zipper and snaps, ensures a durable and reliable clasp.
The jacket has a blade catcher which protects your larynx from sharp blades.
The drawstring at the waist level on the back ensures a better fit of the jacket. Arms and shoulders have additional layers of padding for better amortization.
The sleeves are equipped with mountings, which allow you to mount additional elbow protectors.

The jacket is available in three standard colors. For additional cost, it is possible to order this jacket in other colours – according to the colour palette.

Rudis - engrave with your own text and images

New Products

Competition Sharp Longsword V1
Price: $350.00
Sword Tip Rubber Blunts - Set of 4
Price: $5.00
Marozzo Style Two-handed sword Feder
Price: $329.00
Meyer Federschwert Longsword with Fuller
Price: $108.00
Steel Tournament Feder VB Revision C
Price: $269.00