One of the most common questions we get is "What gear do I need, and where can I find it?" HEMA is growing fast, and fortunately we get more and more options for gear every year! This list will cover the more popular and well known vendors and what they offer. If you know of a vendor that you feel everyone should know about, let us know!
general hema gear vendors
Purple Heart Armory provides a wide array of HEMA gear, everything from books and travel kit to swords and fencing jackets. Their Pentti synthetic training weapons are renowned for their quality.
Another vendor offering a variety of gear, South Coast Swords carries the Black Fencer line of synthetic training weapons, which also have great quality and a good variety of weapon types. South Coast Swords also offers their own line of jacket, the Lynx Jacket, which is quite affordable for the HEMA fighter on a budget!
An Italian company offering fencing gear, they have a HEMA line of masks and jackets and may be offering historical swords as well soon. Their gear trends towards the pricier side but is well designed and regarded.