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HEMA isn’t possible without a proper understanding of the history of your weapon

Of course not every student of historical fencing needs to make a study of the original martial texts, but someone in the room better have a rock solid knowledge of them!

Below we’ve included articles on the “big three” of our practice and a list of our period sources that we hope will give you some insight into thier origins and styles.

The Basket Hilted Broadsword

The Smallsword

The English Quarterstaff