Despite the perceived popularity of sword and buckler (be it German, I.33 or Bolognese), reviews and discussions of actual bucklers on the market have been relatively rare. The reason is simple – cheap steel, synthetic and partially wooden bucklers that … Continue reading The Malleus Martialis Pro Buckler – is it worth 90 EUR? (Review)
This is a bit of a complicated review. It is a joint effort between me and my fellow assistant-instructor Angel Chernaev, who ordered his Aureus last year. We both tested the feder(s) extensively, but in the end, he wrote about … Continue reading The Aureus Feder Review – the feder that is almost a sword
Are 450 USD too much for the Duke Nukem Forever of HEMA gloves? Maybe so, maybe not, but this is the price of the Pro Gauntlet, as can be seen on the website of American supplier Purpleheart Armory. Sadly, as … Continue reading Is Pro Gauntlet’s price out? Not quite
Two long-awaited HEMA glove projects woke up from a short slumber. While waiting for ProGauntlets has become a running gag in the community, lately they have become active enough that plenty of people see it coming soon. And while people … Continue reading Are new fingered gloves coming?
Just today, the Arming Guild, HEMA seller and producer, announced a big discount on their Rearguard mask. The rest of their supply will cost 120 EUR, cheaper by a few euros than even the most basic 1600N fencing masks. The … Continue reading Two ways to make version 1.5 of a HEMA product
This is not a critique on HEMA manufacturers and their choices for how they name the products in the catalogues. Instead, it is a warning for new HEMA people for when they start shopping and some of the confusion that … Continue reading Model names in HEMA gear are nonsense
The clothing department of Italian fencing equipment company Gajardoni is closing down, revealed Reddit user Nikolai Sergetov yesterday. Sergetov learned of this while trying to order a jacket from them. This is the answer he got: Dear [REDACTED] thanks for … Continue reading Gajardoni will not be making jackets anymore
In the last few years, producers of HEMA equipment have been popping up left and right. Our hobby is growing, and more and more people are investing the time and effort to make equipment specifically for it. This year I … Continue reading Pike Armory Rapier Review – much more of a “sword”