Weapons and other Gear
We have spare and loaner equipment to use

Fencing Jacket (general purpose, everyday uniform). Many colors are available.


Spada due mani (two-handed sword)
Spada due mani

This sword should reach from the floor to your armpit or chin. It shouls have no side rings, and a long grip.

There are blunt, steel training swords from many makers.

There are also economical nylon simulators available (Blackfencer). These have the weight and feel of steel.

Spada (one-handed sword)

With or without rings, with or without a knucklebow, the one-handed sword should be fairly long (over 40" overall), with two edges, and should cut equally well as thrust.

There are blunt, steel training swords from many makers.

There are also economical nylon simulators available (Blackfencer). These have the weight and feel of steel.

Pugnale (dagger)
dagger
We train with nylon simulators (Purpleheart Armory).

Brochierro (buckler)

Buckler

Held in one hand, this small shield is available in several sizes, but we recommend a 12" diameter, and not to exceed 3 lbs. We use this often.

Nylon buckers are also available (Cold Steel).

Rotella (shield)

This is a full sized shield that covers the whole arm, and is 22 - 24 " in diameter. This item is not required, as we only occasionally use it.

Partisan, Spear

This is a broad-bladed spear simulator from woodenswords.com. They also supply rubber spear tips. Both fit on a 6 foot hexagonal pole (also from them). If you wish to take the spear/partisan class, we recommend getting this.
HEMA Heavy Sparring Jacket A heavy jacket is recommended for full contact sparring.
Protective Gloves There are heavy gloves for full contact sparring, and lighter gloves for lighter training.
HEMA Mask  
Leg Protection This is optional, and for the most intense level of full contact sparring.

Cane

Cane

For canes, we recommend WOODENSWORDS.COM (Purpleheart Armory).

These are an important part of our training.

 

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