New items HEMA Specific protective gear

Masks & fencing gear Sparring helmets Helmet padding Medieval & HEMA gear Neck protection Throat protection

Chest & Body protection Arm protection Hand protection Leg protection Groin protection Pants Shoes Swords Sword bags

Dec 14th 2011

Christmas goodies!

Finally, we have been given access to Bonaventura Pistofilo's treatise on pike, halberd and arquebusier, entitled "Oplomachia". You can download it here.

Nov 18th 2011

For the first time: Scans of Theodori Verolini!

Herzog August Bibliothek has kindly provided the GHFS with scans of Theodori Verolini's Meyer and Petter-inspired manual of 1679 and allowed Hroarr to distribute these files as well.

Oct 27th 2011

Reprint translation of Joachim Meyer!

Join our Facebook group which we initiated to encourage the publisher to make a second print of the out-of-stock Forgeng-translation of Joachim Meyer's 1570 manual!

Sep 13th 2011

Permission from Biblioteka Jagiellonska.

The Biblioteka Jagiellonska in Krakow, Poland, has just given their approval for Hroarr to distribute HEMA material such as their Gladiatoria manuscript MS Germ.Quart.16

Sep 10th 2011

New review up

This time a review of Pavel Moc's Lichtenauer steel Longsword

NOW: FECHTSCHULEN Matt Galas "On the After blow" in European Fencing Traditions Kunst Fechter's blog article on "What exactly were the Fechtschulen?" Kevin Maurer's blog article on "Who were the Freifechter?" Christopher Amberger on Fechtschulen 16th-century Germany Kevin Maurer's article on "Insights into the fechtschulen of the MarxBruder and Federfechter's Guilds" "Did Medieval Commoners Practice with Fighting Masters?" by Hugh Knight Discussion on "Fechtschule" on Swordforum Wikipedia on Marxbrüder Wikipedia on Federfechter "Sechs Fechtschulen" by Karl Wassmansdorff - 1870 "Der Ritterlichen Freyen Kunst der Fechter" by Christoff Rösener (Master of the Longsword of the Brotherhood of St Marx) - 1589

REVIEW REVISITED: Scimitar Fencing shoes New article up An introduction to a review series of a whole lot of sparring swords has been added to the review section.

Interesting images of sword grip and wrist angles (Updated). Collection of images showing variations of Vom Tag Map of locations related to fencing masters and landsknechts. (Work in progress) Map of locations related to the Teutonic Order. (Work in progress) Map of locations related to the Hanseatic League. (Work in progress) Images of Wallhausen 1614: Training for battle field.


New items

HEMA Sparring Gloves Weapon Store HEMA Jacket Akademia Broni Protective gear for Historical Fencing Fechtschule Gdansk Fencing jackets Allstar Jacket for Historical Fencing Allstar HEMA Throat protection

HEMA Specific protective gear

Head Terry Tindill - Custom tailored masks Dwarfen Smithy sparring helm Fabri Armorum Fencing Helmets Mask protection by Gesellschaft Lichtenawers Neck Allstar Hema neck protection Nidingbane Neck protection Throat Allstar HEMA Throat protection Body Fechtschule Gdansk Fencing jackets Padded short jacket Weapon Store HEMA Jacket Akademia Broni Protective gear for Historical Fencing Allstar Jacket for Historical Fencing Gloves HEMA Sparring Gloves Sword bags and cases Various Akademia Broni Protective gear for Historical Fencing Allstar Protective gear for Historical Fencing PBT Protective gear for Historical Fencing Negrini Protective gear for Historical Fencing

Masks and other fencing gear Oulun Miekkailutarvike PBT Fencing Allstar Fencing Germany Leon Paul Fencing Allstar Fencing UK

Helmets for Hema

Terry Tindill - Custom tailored masks Dwarfen Smithy sparring helm Ice Falcon Illusion Armoring

Helmet padding for wear under mask

Rugby 15 World Rugby Shop

HEMA, Medieval weapons and armour

Nidingbane - Sweden SPQR - Sweden Gavelins - Sweden The Timeseller Therion Arms

Neck protection

HEMA Neck protection by Gesellschaft Lichtenawers Allstar Hema neck protection Zen Warrior Single Layer Spectra Hood Nidingbane Mask back

Throat protection

SCA Gorget Zen Warrior Rapier Gorget Revival Neck protector Slazenger International Hockey Goal Keeping Throat Protector Brigandine gorget

Chest and body

Plastic-plastron En

Fencing vest / Jacket Fechtschule Gdansk Fencing jackets. Costumbres Mediaveles - Padded short jacket Weapon Store - HEMA Jacket Akademia Broni - Protective gear for Historical Fencing Allstar - Fencing Jackets PBT - Fencing Jackets Leon Paul - Fencing Jacket Triplette - Fencing Jacket

Gambeson Matuls - Medieval Clothing Steel Mastery Padded Armour

Riding Vests and shoulder protection Charles Owen Shoulder Protection Tee-Shirt Racesafe RS2000 Shoulder Protectors Racesafe Jockey Vest Shoulder Protectors Kefly Shoulder Protection (Swedish site)

Taekwondo Black Martial Arts Blitz Sport

Ice hockey / Field hockey Hockey Factory Shop - Body Armour Hockey Factory Shop - Chest pads Roll

Padded shirts Hillbilly Impact Shirt Reebok Padded Shirt Shock Dr. Padded Shirt Jolly Protection shirt Reaxx Lajola Combat Line - Jacket

Riot gear KMNW The Hard-Shell Public Order suit Deenside Military and Civilian Protective equipment Ex Police Body Armour - Ballistic Vest Chief


Leather Armour The Schmitthenner Armoury - Leather Armour

Arm protection

Hatch Centurion FP100

Splint Bracers

Gloves and gauntlets

HEMA Sparring Gloves HEMA Sparring Gloves

Gait MAYGG Mayhem Lacrosse Goalie Gloves LAX World

Lacrosse Goalie gloves - with better thumb protection

Kydex Gauntlets

Leg protection

Lajola Combat Line - Breeches Brushcutter leg guards


Hockey Factory Shop Budo & Fitness - Martial Arts suspensoars

Pants & Underpants

Stadium Goalkeeper's Knickers MPG Ultralyte Goalie Pants 8.0


Budo & fitness Adidas Spezial M Leon Paul Fencing shoes


Steel Albion Europe (Denmark/Sweden) Albion Intl (USA) Pavel Moc (Czech Republic) Arms & Armor (USA) Ensifer Swords - Jan Chodkiewicz (Poland)
Peter Regenyei (Hungary) Szymon Chlebowski (Poland) Stefan Roth (Germany) Paul Binns (UK) Bob Davies (UK)
Viktor Berbekucz (Hungary) Pavel Marek(Czech Republic) Vladimir Cervenka(Czech Republic) Fabri Armorum - Jiri T. Krondiak (Czech Republic) Kovex Ars(Czech Republic)
Darksword Armory (USA) Hanwei (Intl) Cas Iberia (Intl) Del Tin (Italy) Lutel (Czech Republic)

Synthetic wasters Norrlandswaistern by Plastsmeden – Pentti makes really fine wasters. The Knight Purpleheart Armoury Like Steel Dwarfen Smithy - Currently on hold Cold Steel TAK - Training knives

Wooden wasters Historic Arts Purpleheart Armoury New Stirling Arms Raven Studios

Sword bags and cases