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Hands On – Kingston Arms Club Sport Federschwert

Hands On – Kingston Arms Club Sport Federschwert

The Kingston Arms Club Sport Feder is pitched as an affordable (i.e. ‘entry-level’) weapon for clubs, beginners and “even seasoned practitioners”. It fits the bill for a reasonably light, quick, safe sparring sword for HEMA longsword sparring at an entry-level price. ...
First look – Red Dragon Concepts Federschwert

First look – Red Dragon Concepts Federschwert

The Knight Shop, under its in-house equipment brand Red Dragon, has finally produced the first batch of it’s long-promised customisable federschwert for public sale. After several years development, Red Dragon’s component-based HEMA training weapon has emerged from its Eastern European partner’s forge and is on sale through The Knight/HEMA/Sword Shop for a bargain opening offer … First look – Red Dragon Concepts Federschwert Read More » ...
Fiore Medieval Longsword Class

Fiore Medieval Longsword Class

Our medieval longsword class continues apace in Okehampton until the end of the Summer term. As numbers are picking up, we could well be looking for larger premises for the Autumn. ...
More on Priority or ‘right-of-way’

More on Priority or ‘right-of-way’

By Robin Catling. Having written about Priority recently, what do the rules say about ‘right-of-way’? Priority or ‘right-of-way’ is the set of rules used to determine who is awarded the point when there is a double hit in foil or sabre – that is, both fencers hit each other in the same fencing time. ...
Fencing in the Ancient World

Fencing in the Ancient World

The word “Carma” coming from Sanskrit refers to fencing in ancient times. The modern word “Escrime” is used to signify the art of “touching without being touched,” Mankind has a history of fighting and conflict. People have tried to compensate for their physical weakness by inventing weapons to defend against or conquer animals and other … Fencing in the Ancient World Read More » ...