Protection

Personal Protective Equipment for Historical Martial Arts

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Body Protection
Head & Neck Protection
$89.99 CAD / $67.99 USD$79.99CAD / $60.00 USD
$65.99 CAD / $49.99 USD
$100.00CAD / $76 USD
Leg Protection
$59.99 CAD / $47.00 USD
Body Protection
Diestro Light Weapons Jacket
$279.99 - $309.99 CAD

MADE TO ORDER ITEM

The Diestro Jacket was designed for light weapon use. Created by fencers in both SCA & HEMA, this jacket was made to look ”historical”, and at the same time offer the protection that HEMA fencers need. Inspired by doublets of the Renaissance, we decided to modify the Diestro with pockets for padding inserts. Pockets for padding inserts are located on the shoulder, front & side panels. The Diestro and Diestrx LS model both come with special gussets (armpit area) that improve arm articulation and prevent the jacket torso from rising.

Product Detail:
Sizing – All jackets are custom tailored to fit
Jacket Material – 15oz Double layered cotton canvas
Padding Material – Cotton broadcloth & 4 layers of wadding
Shoulder Inserts – Artificial Cartilage Foam
Colour Options – Red, Navy Blue, Black, & Pink (Limited time only)
Protection – 350N material was tested by a independent Canadian lab (averaged 410N)

Pricing:
Non Padded (comes with pockets but no inserts) – $279.99 CAD / $215 USD
Padded (comes with padding inserts & shoulder ACF insert) – $309.99 CAD / $238 USD

Limited production only 20 made per year

Diestrx LS Light Weapons Jacket
$279.99 - $309.99 CAD

MADE TO ORDER ITEM

The Diestrx LS Jacket is a female form light weapons jacket, named after Lois Spangler, who is a translator and fencer. The Diestrx LS is designed to fit the female form, though it can also be customized to fit a male form as well. The Diestrx LS has a straight across cut bottom which is different compared to the Diestro’s V cut bottom. The Diestrx LS comes with pockets for the chest/breast, abdomen, sides, & shoulder inserts. Inspired by doublets of the Renaissance, the Diestrx LS comes with special gussets (armpit area) that improve arm articulation and prevent the jacket torso from rising.

Product Detail:
Sizing – All jackets are custom tailored to fit
Jacket Material – 15oz Double layered cotton canvas
Padding Material – Cotton broadcloth & 4 layers of wadding
Shoulder Inserts – Artificial Cartilage Foam
Colour Options – Red, Navy Blue, Black, & Pink (Limited time only)
Protection – 350N material was tested by an independent Canadian lab (averaged 410N)

Pricing:
Non Padded (comes with pockets but no inserts) – $279.99 CAD / $215 USD
Padded (comes with padding inserts & shoulder ACF insert) – $309.99 CAD / $238 USD

Limited production only 20 made per year

Hand & Arm Protection
Padded Gloves
$49.99 CAD / $39.00 USD$45.99 CAD / $35.00 USD

IN STOCK ITEM

Snug fitted cow leather padded gloves. Very comfortable to wear, and has material on the palm for extra grip. These gloves have padding on the back of the hand and all around the cuff.

Only recommended for light weapons use such as Smallsword & Rapier

(Sizes run slightly snug, will need a period to be broken in)

PSA HEMA Elbow Protector
$52.99 CAD / $41.00 USD

IN STOCK ITEM

This Elbow protector was designed to look historical while providing protection to the side of the elbow. Unlike other elbow protectors, these come in various sizes. Please have a look at our size charts. We also recommend going up a size (or two), if it is worn with a thick padded gambeson.

Product info:
Material – High Density Polyethylene
Thickness – 1/8” inch

Made in Canada

Sparring Gloves Mitten with Hourglass Cuff (Small, Red)
$249.99 CAD

IN STOCK ITEM

Red band with Hourglass cuff in Standard small size.

Sparring Gloves brand is renown within the HEMA world for being exceptionally light and protective.
Their Mittens model is very popular and is frequently seen used in tournaments around the world.

Product Information:
Protective Material: Styrogum hardened and compacted & PE-HD polyethylene.
Impact strength: kJ/m²,DIN EN ISO 179
Thickness: 8mm thick hands and thumbs guard, & 6mm thick cuffs
Weight: 245grams (per glove)

Sparring Gloves Mitten with Long Cuff (Medium, Black)
$259.99 CAD$249.99 CAD

IN STOCK ITEM

Black band with Long cuff in Standard medium size. Great for those who don’t own additional forearm protectors.

Sparring Gloves brand is renown within the HEMA world for being exceptionally light and protective.
Their Mittens model is very popular and is frequently seen used in tournaments around the world.

Product Information:
Protective Material: Styrogum hardened and compacted & PE-HD polyethylene.
Impact strength: kJ/m²,DIN EN ISO 179
Thickness: 8mm thick hands and thumbs guard, & 6mm thick cuffs
Weight: 398grams (per glove)

Canadian Customers ONLY

Sparring Gloves Mitten with Long Cuff (Large, Red)
$259.99 CAD$249.99 CAD

IN STOCK ITEM

Red band with Long cuff in Standard large size. Great for those who don’t own additional forearm protectors.

Sparring Gloves brand is renown within the HEMA world for being exceptionally light and protective.
Their Mittens model is very popular and is frequently seen used in tournaments around the world.

Product Information:
Protective Material: Styrogum hardened and compacted & PE-HD polyethylene.
Impact strength: kJ/m²,DIN EN ISO 179
Thickness: 8mm thick hands and thumbs guard, & 6mm thick cuffs
Weight: 422grams (per glove)

Canadian Customers ONLY

Sparring Gloves Mitten with Long Cuff (Large, Black)
$259.99 CAD$249.99 CAD

IN STOCK ITEM

Black band with Long cuff in Standard large size. Great for those who don’t own additional forearm protectors.

Sparring Gloves brand is renown within the HEMA world for being exceptionally light and protective.
Their Mittens model is very popular and is frequently seen used in tournaments around the world.

Product Information:
Protective Material: Styrogum hardened and compacted & PE-HD polyethylene.
Impact strength: kJ/m²,DIN EN ISO 179
Thickness: 8mm thick hands and thumbs guard, & 6mm thick cuffs
Weight: 422grams (per glove)

Canadian Customers ONLY

Sparring Gloves Mitten with Hourglass Cuff (Large, Blue)
$249.99 CAD

IN STOCK ITEM

Blue band with Hourglass cuff in Standard large size.

Sparring Gloves brand is renown within the HEMA world for being exceptionally light and protective.
Their Mittens model is very popular and is frequently seen used in tournaments around the world.

Product Information:
Protective Material: Styrogum hardened and compacted & PE-HD polyethylene.
Impact strength: kJ/m²,DIN EN ISO 179
Thickness: 8mm thick hands and thumbs guard, & 6mm thick cuffs
Weight: 250grams (per glove)

Canadian Customers ONLY

Sparring Gloves Mitten with Hourglass Cuff (Small, Black)
$249.99 CAD

IN STOCK ITEM

Black band with Hourglass cuff in Standard small size.

Sparring Gloves brand is renown within the HEMA world for being exceptionally light and protective.
Their Mittens model is very popular and is frequently seen used in tournaments around the world.

Product Information:
Protective Material: Styrogum hardened and compacted & PE-HD polyethylene.
Impact strength: kJ/m²,DIN EN ISO 179
Thickness: 8mm thick hands and thumbs guard, & 6mm thick cuffs
Weight: 245grams (per glove)

Shoulder Pad Inserts
$25.00 CAD / $19.99 USD

IN STOCK ITEM

Artificial Cartilage Foam shoulder inserts. Absorbs impact and converts impact energy to heat (hardens on impact).

Special patented material that hardens on impact to provide the wearer extra protection.

We recommend using these inserts under the gambeson or inside shoulder inserts/pockets. Gambesons such as the Diestro, Diestrx or SPES Light AP have shoulder insert pockets that these pads could easily fit into.

Size: Length 19cm, Width 12.7cm, Thickness 1.3cm

Additional Info:
Certificate: CE
Weight: 62g
Comes with 2 per purchase

IN STOCK

Heavy Padded Gloves
$59.99 CAD / $45.99 USD$39.99 CAD / $29.99 USD

IN STOCK ITEM

Heavier Padded Leather gloves, made with cow leather and has reinforced thicker stripes of padding on the forearm, back of the hand, and fingers. There is also carbon plates on the knuckle and thumb joint.

Recommended for Single stick, Rapier, & Trainers with complex hilts or shell/cup guards. Glove is not as snug as the Padded Glove, but it has room for finger tip protectors to go inside.

Sizes fit rather wide on the palm and fingers (roughly 1.5cm wider on the palms), This however makes it perfect to be worn with fingertip protectors.

FINAL SALE ITEM! Price has been dropped due to the wide fit.

SMALL SIZE IS SOLD OUT!

PSA Vambrace Forearm Protector
$52.99 CAD / $41.00 USD

IN STOCK ITEM

This Vambrace forearm protector was designed to look historical while providing protection to the forearm. These Vambraces also come in various sizes. Please have a look at our size charts.

Product info:
Material – High Density Polyethylene
Thickness – 1/8” inch

Made in Canada

Head & Neck Protection
Economical 350N Fencing Mask
$89.99 CAD / $67.99 USD$79.99CAD / $60.00 USD

IN STOCK ITEM

This is a great mask for beginners or club loaner gear. Comes with a removable inner liner for easy washing purposes.
Mask can also be slightly molded with pressure (squeezing the mask between your thigh), this will elongate the mask slightly.

Product details:
3 Weapons coach mask: EN 13567 Level 1 certified with a 350N bib.

Sizing:
Small: 50cm-55cm
Medium: 56cm-60cm
Large: 61cm-66cm
X Large: 66cm-72cm (SOLD OUT)

TLC BoH Protector
$65.99 CAD / $49.99 USD

Made to Order Item 
TLC Back of the Head Protector is made with hardened veg tanned leather 12/14 oz. Perfect for light to medium HEMA trainers. Additional padding can be ordered for use with Longsword. This BoH offers fantastic protection over the nape, and allows the mask to breathe better than BoH’s that are overlays.

Colour Options:
BoH – Natural, Black, or Red
Nape – Natural, Black, or Red
Stitching – Black or Red
Strapping – Black or Grey

Measurements:
Weight – 342 grams
Length – 33.5 cm
Width – 20 cm (at back of the head) 24.5 cm(widest nape protector)

Made in USA

Red Dragon Gorget
$49.99 CAD

IN STOCK ITEM

Red Dragon Gorget is the perfect starter gorget! While it is inexpensive, it also offers good protection to the neck but also the clavicle.  This gorget is one size fits most, and can easily be worn under the gambeson or fencing jacket. The Velcro strap in the back makes it easy to use.

This gorget does not have back of the neck protection.

Thronewood Gorget
$100.00CAD / $76 USD

MADE TO ORDER ITEM

Made of hardened leather, the Thronewood Gorget is designed to provide protective coverage for the clavicle. We believe that clavicle protection is disregarded with most industry jackets, and so we wanted to design a Gorget that would cover and protect the wearer’s clavicle without restricting arm/shoulder movement.

Product Information:
Materials – 8oz, wax hardened veg tan leather
Whole length – 45cm
Back length – 16cm
Bib length. -13.5cm
Back width – 24cm
Bib width – 21cm
Clavicle width. – 5.5cm
Collar – 36-51cm (adjustable)

Made in Canada

Rearguard V2 1600N Fencing Mask
$300 CAD / $230 USD

IN STOCK ITEM

The Rearguard v2 is an absolute beast of a fencing mask. Most fencing mask in the market are not made to handle the percussive strikes from a longsword. Fencing masks were originally designed to take hits directly to the face or hits around the face by light sport weapons i.e. modern saber (max weight 500grams/1.1lbs). HEMA Longswords could weight up to 3 lbs, and so the Rearguard team designed a mask that would provide the protection needed for HEMA.

Rearguard V2 Features:
– Elongated back of the mask, protecting the back side of the head
– Slightly elongated front mesh to reduce the possibility of a “bloody waffle” –  the imprint of mesh on skin
– Mesh backplate to protect the parietal bone
– Back-of-head protector to cover the occipital bone
– Inner reinforcement bar to help prevent mesh hitting the face
– Extra rubber ring on the forehead and back of the mask to help with force  absorption
– Grommeted holes for easier modification
– CEN2/FIE certified (1600N bib, 1000N mesh)

SIZING
Having your mask fit correctly is one of the most important things when wearing it. Keep in mind that the mask is slightly moldable – if it is tight on your chin and jaw, put it between your thighs or sit on it right where the full circumference rubber ring is, and exert pressure. This will elongate the mask a bit, allowing for a more comfortable fit. Some fencers also like to use an extra scrum cap underneath the mask for extra protection. If that’s the case, please keep it in mind when choosing your size. The size is measured be taking a measuring tape and going around your head in the following manner: under the chin – ear – top of head – ear – chin. Here are the sizing in cm:

S (56-60cm)
M (61-65cm)
L (66-69cm)
XL (over 70cm)

Special Padding
The Rearguard V2 comes with special Artificial Cartilage Foam padding that absorbs shock and covers the forehead, sides, and top the head. Microfiber chin pad reduces and eliminate rashes that could form on the chin. The material is antibacterial and very breathable.

Extra Informative Videos
What is the proper fit?
How to fit the aventail

Leg Protection
PSA HEMA Knee Protector
$59.99 CAD / $47.00 USD

IN STOCK ITEM

This Knee protector was designed to look historical while providing protection to both sides of the knee. Unlike other knee protectors, these come in various sizes. Please have a look at our size charts.

Product info:
Material – High Density Polyethylene
Thickness – 1/8” – 1/4” inch

Made in Canada

Body Protection
Diestro Light Weapons Jacket
MADE TO ORDER ITEM The Diestro Jacket was designed for light weapon use. Created by fencers in both SCA & HEMA, this jacket was made to look ”historical”, and at the same time offer the protection that HEMA fencers need. Inspired by doublets of the Renaissance, we decided to modify the Diestro with pockets for padding inserts. Pockets for padding inserts are located on the shoulder, front & side panels. The Diestro and Diestrx LS model both come with specia... Read More
$279.99 - $309.99 CAD
Diestrx LS Light Weapons Jacket
MADE TO ORDER ITEM The Diestrx LS Jacket is a female form light weapons jacket, named after Lois Spangler, who is a translator and fencer. The Diestrx LS is designed to fit the female form, though it can also be customized to fit a male form as well. The Diestrx LS has a straight across cut bottom which is different compared to the Diestro’s V cut bottom. The Diestrx LS comes with pockets for the chest/breast, abdomen, sides, & shoulder inserts. Inspired by doubl... Read More
$279.99 - $309.99 CAD
Hand & Arm Protection
Padded Gloves
IN STOCK ITEM Snug fitted cow leather padded gloves. Very comfortable to wear, and has material on the palm for extra grip. These gloves have padding on the back of the hand and all around the cuff. Only recommended for light weapons use such as Smallsword & Rapier (Sizes run slightly snug, will need a period to be broken in)
$49.99 CAD / $39.00 USD$45.99 CAD / $35.00 USD
PSA HEMA Elbow Protector
IN STOCK ITEM This Elbow protector was designed to look historical while providing protection to the side of the elbow. Unlike other elbow protectors, these come in various sizes. Please have a look at our size charts. We also recommend going up a size (or two), if it is worn with a thick padded gambeson. Product info: Material – High Density Polyethylene Thickness – 1/8” inch Made in Canada
$52.99 CAD / $41.00 USD
Sparring Gloves Mitten with Hourglass Cuff (Small, Red)
IN STOCK ITEM Red band with Hourglass cuff in Standard small size. Sparring Gloves brand is renown within the HEMA world for being exceptionally light and protective. Their Mittens model is very popular and is frequently seen used in tournaments around the world. Product Information: Protective Material: Styrogum hardened and compacted & PE-HD polyethylene. Impact strength: kJ/m²,DIN EN ISO 179 Thickness: 8mm thick hands and t... Read More
$249.99 CAD
Sparring Gloves Mitten with Long Cuff (Medium, Black)
IN STOCK ITEM Black band with Long cuff in Standard medium size. Great for those who don’t own additional forearm protectors. Sparring Gloves brand is renown within the HEMA world for being exceptionally light and protective. Their Mittens model is very popular and is frequently seen used in tournaments around the world. Product Information: Protective Material: Styrogum hardened and compacted & PE-HD polyethylene. Impact strength:... Read More
$259.99 CAD$249.99 CAD
Sparring Gloves Mitten with Long Cuff (Large, Red)
IN STOCK ITEM Red band with Long cuff in Standard large size. Great for those who don’t own additional forearm protectors. Sparring Gloves brand is renown within the HEMA world for being exceptionally light and protective. Their Mittens model is very popular and is frequently seen used in tournaments around the world. Product Information: Protective Material: Styrogum hardened and compacted & PE-HD polyethylene. Impact strength: kJ... Read More
$259.99 CAD$249.99 CAD
Sparring Gloves Mitten with Long Cuff (Large, Black)
IN STOCK ITEM Black band with Long cuff in Standard large size. Great for those who don’t own additional forearm protectors. Sparring Gloves brand is renown within the HEMA world for being exceptionally light and protective. Their Mittens model is very popular and is frequently seen used in tournaments around the world. Product Information: Protective Material: Styrogum hardened and compacted & PE-HD polyethylene. Impact strength: ... Read More
$259.99 CAD$249.99 CAD
Sparring Gloves Mitten with Hourglass Cuff (Large, Blue)
IN STOCK ITEM Blue band with Hourglass cuff in Standard large size. Sparring Gloves brand is renown within the HEMA world for being exceptionally light and protective. Their Mittens model is very popular and is frequently seen used in tournaments around the world. Product Information: Protective Material: Styrogum hardened and compacted & PE-HD polyethylene. Impact strength: kJ/m²,DIN EN ISO 179 Thickness: 8mm thick hands and ... Read More
$249.99 CAD
Sparring Gloves Mitten with Hourglass Cuff (Small, Black)
IN STOCK ITEM Black band with Hourglass cuff in Standard small size. Sparring Gloves brand is renown within the HEMA world for being exceptionally light and protective. Their Mittens model is very popular and is frequently seen used in tournaments around the world. Product Information: Protective Material: Styrogum hardened and compacted & PE-HD polyethylene. Impact strength: kJ/m²,DIN EN ISO 179 Thickness: 8mm thick hands and... Read More
$249.99 CAD
Shoulder Pad Inserts
IN STOCK ITEM Artificial Cartilage Foam shoulder inserts. Absorbs impact and converts impact energy to heat (hardens on impact). Special patented material that hardens on impact to provide the wearer extra protection. We recommend using these inserts under the gambeson or inside shoulder inserts/pockets. Gambesons such as the Diestro, Diestrx or SPES Light AP have shoulder insert pockets that these pads could easily fit into. Size: Length 19cm, Wid... Read More
$25.00 CAD / $19.99 USD
Heavy Padded Gloves
IN STOCK ITEM Heavier Padded Leather gloves, made with cow leather and has reinforced thicker stripes of padding on the forearm, back of the hand, and fingers. There is also carbon plates on the knuckle and thumb joint. Recommended for Single stick, Rapier, & Trainers with complex hilts or shell/cup guards. Glove is not as snug as the Padded Glove, but it has room for finger tip protectors to go inside. Sizes fit rather wide on the palm and fing... Read More
$59.99 CAD / $45.99 USD$39.99 CAD / $29.99 USD
PSA Vambrace Forearm Protector
IN STOCK ITEM This Vambrace forearm protector was designed to look historical while providing protection to the forearm. These Vambraces also come in various sizes. Please have a look at our size charts. Product info: Material – High Density Polyethylene Thickness – 1/8” inch Made in Canada
$52.99 CAD / $41.00 USD
Head & Neck Protection
Economical 350N Fencing Mask
IN STOCK ITEM This is a great mask for beginners or club loaner gear. Comes with a removable inner liner for easy washing purposes. Mask can also be slightly molded with pressure (squeezing the mask between your thigh), this will elongate the mask slightly. Product details: 3 Weapons coach mask: EN 13567 Level 1 certified with a 350N bib. Sizing: Small: 50cm-55cm Medium: 56cm-60cm Large: 61cm-66cm X Large: 66cm-72cm (SO... Read More
$89.99 CAD / $67.99 USD$79.99CAD / $60.00 USD
TLC BoH Protector
Made to Order Item  TLC Back of the Head Protector is made with hardened veg tanned leather 12/14 oz. Perfect for light to medium HEMA trainers. Additional padding can be ordered for use with Longsword. This BoH offers fantastic protection over the nape, and allows the mask to breathe better than BoH’s that are overlays. Colour Options: BoH – Natural, Black, or Red Nape – Natural, Black, or Red Stitching – Black or Red Strapping ?... Read More
$65.99 CAD / $49.99 USD
Red Dragon Gorget
IN STOCK ITEM Red Dragon Gorget is the perfect starter gorget! While it is inexpensive, it also offers good protection to the neck but also the clavicle.  This gorget is one size fits most, and can easily be worn under the gambeson or fencing jacket. The Velcro strap in the back makes it easy to use. This gorget does not have back of the neck protection.
$49.99 CAD
Thronewood Gorget
MADE TO ORDER ITEM Made of hardened leather, the Thronewood Gorget is designed to provide protective coverage for the clavicle. We believe that clavicle protection is disregarded with most industry jackets, and so we wanted to design a Gorget that would cover and protect the wearer’s clavicle without restricting arm/shoulder movement. Product Information: Materials – 8oz, wax hardened veg tan leather Whole length – 45cm Back length – 16... Read More
$100.00CAD / $76 USD
Rearguard V2 1600N Fencing Mask
IN STOCK ITEM The Rearguard v2 is an absolute beast of a fencing mask. Most fencing mask in the market are not made to handle the percussive strikes from a longsword. Fencing masks were originally designed to take hits directly to the face or hits around the face by light sport weapons i.e. modern saber (max weight 500grams/1.1lbs). HEMA Longswords could weight up to 3 lbs, and so the Rearguard team designed a mask that would provide the protection needed for HEMA.... Read More
$300 CAD / $230 USD
Leg Protection
PSA HEMA Knee Protector
IN STOCK ITEM This Knee protector was designed to look historical while providing protection to both sides of the knee. Unlike other knee protectors, these come in various sizes. Please have a look at our size charts. Product info: Material – High Density Polyethylene Thickness – 1/8” – 1/4” inch Made in Canada
$59.99 CAD / $47.00 USD