Kit Research

Kit Research

Which mask do you wear for longsword?

We asked the question at the end of January 2019 in two FaceBook groups. We had 160 responses after removing any duplicates.

The Newton (N) rating refers to the bib. An increasing number of HEMA competitions require masks with a 1600N bib.

Masks Responses Price
Leon Paul – Titan 1600N 30  (19%)  £   217.00
Allstar – Comfort Plus 1600N 25  (16%)  €   137.99
Leon Paul – Contour Coaching Mask 1600N 20  (13%)  £   204.00
PBT – Warrior Reinforced Mask 1600N 16  (10%)  €   152.40
Gajardoni – Kombat Mask 1600N 15  (9%)  €   175.00
PBT – HEMA FIT Mask 1600N 11  (7%)  €   109.99
Red Dragon – Tournament Mask 1600N 5  (3%)  £   150.00
Do HEMA 1600N 1  (1%) ?
Red Dragon – Fencing Mask 350N 27  (17%)  £     69.50
Leon Paul – Club 350N 4  (3%)  £     78.00
Absolute Force – Deluxe HEMA Mask 350N 2  (1%)  $   114.00
Trippltte Competition Arms Mask 400N 2  (1%) ?
That Guy – Horsebows Mask 2  (1%) ?

 

Which gloves would you recommend for steel longsword sparring and competition?

We asked the question at the beginning of February 2019 in two FaceBook groups. We had over 400 responses after removing any duplicates.

Glove Recommendations Price
SPES – Heavy Gloves 163  (40%)  €   170.00
Sparring Gloves – Mitten 149  (37%)  €   150.00
St Mark – Koning 33  (8%)  €   250.00
Sparring Gloves – The Hoof 30  (7%)  €   150.00
Sparring Gloves – 5 fingered 10  (2%)  €   190.00
Neyman – Ingo Montoya 9  (2%)  €   190.00
Neyman – Thokk  4  (1%)  €   162.00
Hourglass Gauntlet 2  (0%)  ?
Neyman – Armadillo  1  (0%)  €   330.00
Pro-Gauntlet 1  (0%)  ?
Neyman – Lobster 1  (0%)  €   137.00

 

Which jacket or jackets do you recommend for steel longsword sparing and competitions?

We asked the question at the in February 2019 in five FaceBook groups. We had 240 responses after removing any duplicates. (links and prices to follow.)

Jacket Total Price
Spes – “AP” Fencing Jacket 350N 91 €   199.00
Spes – “AP” Light Fencing Jacket 350N 22 €   215.00
Black Armoury – Arcem 800N 20 €   350.00
Neyman – Renaissance Jacket 800N 15 €  260.00
Spes – “Hussar” Fencing Jacket 800N 13 €   385.00
Superior Fencing –  Jacket 350N 11 $   120.00
Black Armoury – Arcem 350N 10 €   250.00
Neyman – Royal Renaissance Jacket 800N 9 €   300.00
Spes – “AP” Fencing Jacket Pro 350N 8 €   345.00
Spes – “FG” Gambeson Pro 350N 7 €   275.00
Neyman – Zero Jacket 800N 5 €   350.00
Red Dragon – HEMA Sparring Jacket 4 £   155.00
Spes – Officers Jacket 350N 4 €   189.00
Black Armoury – DoHEMA 350N 3 €   179.00
Destroyer Modz – Silverback Jacket 3 €   260.00
Neyman – Medieval Jacket 800N 3 €   240.00
Battle of nations Gambeson 2
Bloss – Elegant Jacket 2 €   205.00
Leon Paul – Titan Range HEMA Jacket 800N 2 £   306.00
Superior Fencing –  Colonel Jacket 800N 2 $   180.00
Neyman – Diogenes Jacket 800N 1 €   180.00
PBT – Evolution Light Jacket 800N 1 €   214,63
PBT – Jacket With Inlays 1 €   165.00
PBT- Evolution Full Protective Jacket 800N 1 €   248.92