The House Of Blades
Historical European Martial Arts
refers to both the academic research and physical training associated with the combat arts of medieval Europe. This includes a variety of cultures and martial styles, from German and Italian Longsword styles, to Dutch dagger, Scottish broadsword, and Portuguese staff fighting (Jogo Do Pau). HEMA is also sometimes referred to as Western martial Arts (WMA), however this term expands on historical European martial art by including studies in Military Sabre, Native American fighting systems and WWII knife or trench fighting.
. Fencing mask
. Neck protection
. Arm guards
. Hand protection(gloves)
. Cup M/ Chest protection W
General Hema Gear Vendors
Purple Heart Armory provides a wide array of HEMA gear, everything from books and travel kit to swords and fencing jackets. Their Pentti synthetic training weapons are renowned for their quality.
Another vendor offering a variety of gear, South Coast Swords carries the Black Fencer line of synthetic training weapons, which also have great quality and a good variety of weapon types. South Coast Swords also offers their own line of jacket, the Lynx Jacket, which is quite affordable for the HEMA fighter on a budget!
An Italian company offering fencing gear, they have a HEMA line of masks and jackets and may be offering historical swords as well soon. Their gear trends towards the pricier side but is well designed and regarded.
Based out of France, Black Armoury offers a variety of HEMA gear, including the Black Amroury Fencing Jacket and steel training weapons.