Fallen Rook Publishing
Fallen Rook Publishing is a company based in Scotland that has a strong interest in helping the international HEMA community grow and develop, supporting practitioners, instructors and events with scholarly books, facsimiles and reproductions of both historical fencing treatises and contextual history books.
We provide an opportunity for researchers and instructors to develop books, DVDs and other published teaching materials. Since there are very few traditional publishers in the western martial arts community, we intend to help generate more written material of a scholarly nature and to bring more teaching materials to the community at large. By providing editing services for authors, we hope to improve the level of quality in works that would otherwise be self-published.
Our best-selling title to date is the AHA German Longsword Study Guide by Keith Farrell and Alex Bourdas, which has become the default beginner’s guide for many longsword clubs in Europe and North America. It is also an award-winning book, with the authors winning the HEMA Scholar Award for Best Instructor for research published in this book in 2013.
Other popular titles include Scottish Broadsword and British Singlestick by Keith Farrell, Lessons on the Thrust by Reinier van Noort, and the Academy of Historical Arts facsimile of Charles Roworth’s The Art of Defence on Foot.
The Knight Shop is one of Europe’s largest retailers and wholesalers of replica militaria and associated giftware. As the UK’s market leaders their impressive
portfolio boasts a 1,000 sq. ft. Shop opposite the World Heritage Conwy Castle, a 12,000 sq. ft. showroom and distribution Centre, a full time Historical Combat Academy and their very own 13th Century Medieval Tower currently housing the Tower Coffee House.
Kvetun Armoury is the leading HEMA gear manufacturer in Russia and they came to the international market with a very strong catalogue of high quality swords and protective equipment.
All Kvetun equipment is developed to meet their own fencing needs and high standards and is tested and used by them.
Their products have a one year warranty and their customer service is top notch. If your blade breaks, they’ll replace it.
PBT Historical Fencing
PBT historical fencing line is part of PBT Fencing company that has been producing and selling sport fencing equipment for more than 20 years.
They were one of the very first developers of full HEMA gear lineup. This includes jackets, trousers, gloves, throat guards, arm guards and mask covers especially made for HEMA.
PBT HEMA gear is know to be very reliable and of high quality.
Regenyei Armory is a well known and trusted sword manufacturer, best known for their high quality sparring weapons.
They provide a wide range of weapons from daggers to two-handed swords and from feders to sharp reproductions of museum pieces.
All of their weapons, including their own designs, are based on historical research from codexes, paintings and surviving museum pieces.
Sparring Gloves is one of the largest HEMA gloves manufacturers and they are a guarantee for quality and good protection. They offer a variety of high quality gloves for different needs and tastes. All of them can be made to size with customizable colors. In addition to innovating with new glove designs Sparring Gloves also keeps updating their older models to match the needs of the customers.
SPES Historical Fencing Gear
SPES Historical Fencing Gear has been producing high quality and reliable protective equipment for HEMA since 2007.
From the beginning they have worked in cooperation with HEMA schools in designing and testing their gear.
This guarantees that their equipment is always based on the real needs of HEMA practitioners.
Dutch Lions Cup
Dutch Lions Cup has been held since 2016 and is currently organized by Zwaard & Steen and HVN. Since then Dutch Lions Cup has become one of the most respected HEMA tournaments in Europe. Some years DLC has had over 100 fighters competing over multiple high quality tournaments.