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EQUIPMENT

The minimum armour requirements for beginners to learn HEMA are:
 - a fencing mask
- HEMA/WMA gloves with good padding on the fingers and thumbs
- a cricket box (for the guys)

This basic kit will enable you to learn and participate in drills and light sparring

 

 


 

 

 

Advanced students require the above kit as well as the following as a minimum:
- Fencing mask must have back of the head protection
- Torso protection (fencing jacket, gambeson or cuirass)
- HEMA/WMA gloves with rigid protection along the top of the hand in a gauntlet fashion such as those supplied by SPES, Sparring Gloves or Absolute Force
- Neck protection either from a fencing jacket or a gorget
- Knee and Shin protection (Motocross knee/shin guards or HEMA specific knee and shin guards)
-Elbow and Forearm protection either from a fencing jacket/gambeson or from a combination of vambraces and elbow cops.

 

With a full kit students can participate in high intensity sparring in a safe and fun manner.

 

These products can be purchased from the following suppliers:

Knight Shop - fencing masks, beginner gloves. Suppliers of SPES and Red Dragon products.

Medieval Fightclub - fencing masks, gambesons and beginner gloves

Red Dragon Armoury - fencing masks, beginner gloves and knee/shin protection

 

SPES Historical Fencing - All advanced kit including fencing masks with back of the head protection, fencing jackets, advanced gloves, forearm protection, elbow cops and knee/shin guards.

Absolute Force - All advanced kit including fencing masks with back of the head protection, fencing jackets, advanced gloves, gorgets, forearm protection, elbow cops and shin guards.

PBT Historical Fencing - Advanced kit including fencing masks with back of the head protection, fencing jackets and gorgets.

Sparring Gloves - advanced gloves with rigid protection

Cully's - Motocross knee/shin guards