The study of Chivalric fighting arts is an equipment-heavy pursuit, and over the last decade a wide-variety of WMA/HEMA dedicated vendors have designed products specifically for our needs. Although the rules of caveat emptor always prevails, the following swordsmakers, clothiers and book sellers have garnered excellent reputations within our community.
Albion Swords (Wisconsin, USA) and Albion-Europe (Denmark) – Designed by noted Swedish swordsmith, author and researcher Peter Johnsson, these limited edition, collectible swords are all painstakingly handmade to exacting design specifications, based on countless hours spent in the detailed study and documentation of original swords. Albion’s Maestro line are durable blunt training weapons specifically designed for Western martial artists.
Arms & Armor (Minnesota, USA)
Danelli Armouries (Italy) – Weapons from Danelli Armouries are functional reproductions of real swords that replicate the same dimensions, weight and balance as their original counterparts, with a focus on rapiers, complex and basket-hilted swords of the 16th – 18th centuries.
Darkwood Armory (Mississippi, USA) – Darkwood builds reliable, durable and accurately balanced and weighted blunt swords, daggers and rapiers designed specifically for the rigors of training and sparring.
Pavel Moc (Czech Republic) – A very popular, central European swordmaker who produces high-quality sharp and blunt weapons.
Regenyei Peter (Hungary) – A Hungarian swordsman and swordmaker, the shape and characteristics of whose weapons are based on historical research combining pictures from codexes and manuscripts, paintings, graphics or genuine swords from museums.
Safety Equipment (Masks, Jackets, Etc)
Fuhlen Designs (Georgia, USA) is a highly-recommended provider of custom-made wrestling and sparring jackets for the Western Martial Arts Community
Revival Clothing (Illinois, USA) has been a trusted supplier to the Western Martial Arts community since 2002. Adapted from period designs, their martial arts garments maintains the silhouette and principle design elements of a simple, historical garment, combined with the best elements of modern martial arts and fencing jackets, with a specific eye towards durability, affordability and safety.
SPES Historical Fencing Gear (Poland) – SPES Historical Fencing Gear began making clothes and arming garments for Medieval re-enactors, before expanding their services to include specially designed torso, throat and limb protection for students of historical fencing.
Books and Video
Acta Periodica Duellatorum (APD) is the first academic yearbook of publications related to Historical European Martial Arts. APD aims to become a reference point of high quality HEMA-publications by ensuring appearance possibility for scholarly, scientific and practical articles which are based on research activity in HEMA-related topics and show up academic character.
Agilitas.TV is a producer of highquality martial arts DVDs, available directly from them in Germany, or through a wide variety of American and European distributors.
Freelance Academy Press brings readers innovative books and rich supporting material in the fields of Western martial arts, American and European history, arms and armour, chivalry, historical arts and crafts, and related adult and young adult fiction. We do this through new educational books and carefully selected, timeless reprints.
Wyvern Media is a Publishing and Media Production Company that focuses on providing high quality rounded material for all forms of Art and Research, from Martial, through Historical, into Broadcast.