Because a good reenactment or jousting weekend requires more than only a beautiful armor, we have also thought about weapons and accessories.
You will find underneath a selection of items that will allow you to enhance your equipment and add credibility to your character.
The buckler is the perfect shield for archers, light infantry and all fighters practicing the I33 or latter treaties. It is light, robust and can easily be used defensively to deflect incoming blows or offensively to punch your opponent when he lowers his guard.
Lighter and more maneuverable than our classic buckler shield, this lady buckler will delight all female fighters seeking a shield adapted to them! This is the perfect accessory for a first equipment. And of course, like all our "recruit" items, it is sold at very kind price!
As seen in the two most beautiful Fechtbücher of master Talhoffer, this kind of buckler is surprisingly agile and very efficient to deflect attacks or to be used more aggressively to punch at an opponent. Ideal for all practitioners of HEMA, it is also often used in battle by reenactors using falchions or one-handed swords.
Whoever you are, either a noble knight or a humble billman, it is always cleaver to wear a secondary weapon that could be useful even against a well armored opponent. Deadly in hand to hand fighting, this kind of dagger was designed for stabbing in the weak spots of the armor. Should never be used in real combat !
“And should the said guisarmiers (billmen) have sallets with visor, gauntlets, long daggers, and no swords”. Aymar Cadorat’s instructions (circa 1466, equipment of French Francs-Archers) "The coustillier (lightly armoured Burgundian/French cavalry similar to English “demi-lance”) […] should have a good dagger...
For a knight or a man-at-arms the sword has always been his most valuable and symbolic weapon. Nevertheless, all experienced veteran knew that when facing a fully armourer opponent, the sword was no longer the best weapon to use. For cracking low quality armour, break bones under chainmail, or distort an articulated elbow ones needs a more...