Fantasy theme gave a significant push for hobbys in one way or another connected with fencing and armor developing. Of course we can not ingnore this direction. In general, if you want to collect the most realistic fantasy armor - we are at your service! Especially since our armor has a nice design and you can create the necessary image with it.
Part of our armor elements are also suitable for HEMA. But in the future we plan to develop mittens, elbows, knees, etc specially for this direction. Part of our armor elements are also suitable for HEMA. But in the future we plan to develop specially for this discipline mittens, elbows, knees, etc. This direction of fencing is based on medieval fencing books (training books) and special very flexible and light swords are used here.
In fighting stylization, we first of all provide protection and convenience. When developing such armor, we combine the existing elements and parts of the medieval armor existing separately, but in close regions and time frames.
In historical reconstruction, we try to maximally repeat the geometry of the example artifact. The difficulty is that often both the example and the artifact are located far from us. Therefore, such work requires considerable skill.
Education and Training of the Knights
Who are knights? Beautiful romantics and winners of the tournaments, eternal wanderers and heroes of great battles or unmerciful murderers and conquerors on the king’s watch?
Within the medieval meaning of this word the knights are left in the distant past. But there are people who are doing historical reenactment and medieval fight.
This hobby broadens the horizon and heps us meet new people who are in the same movement, gives a great possibility to travel around the world, visit old castles and fortresses of different countries. Also in the process it provides great physical training and a whole lot of positive experiences.
The main thing in our movement is will and persistance, but also reliable armor! If you are a newbie and don’t know where to start we can offer you some parts of the harness which are best to be purchased in the first place. These are Gauntlet “Tristan” and Topfhelm “Griffon”. Such armor is used by not only top Ukrainian fighters, but by members of national teams in other coutries. Choose the quality tested by professionals.
The real life of the medieval warriors was not simple, not easier was to acquire this title. Only those who had the strong body and spirit were honored to serve the king. A lot of effort and good battle training – knights education – were required.
Knights education – training system of the feodal’s sons: before the age of 7 the boy lived with the family; till 14 the teen became a footboy and lived at the seniors court; till 21 the young men became squires. The knights education included horse riding, fencing, spear fighting, swimming, hunting, poem writing for the lady of the heart, chess, ceremonial of the court and music. The future battle elite received religion education as well. Aged 21 squires went through the ceremony of the knighting. In the early feudal period they were the representatives of the aristocracy and remained the main battle force.
To acquire all the skills young man was appointed as a squire to any knight. Among his responsibilities was to maintain the armor, horse and baggage and to help during the battle.
The knights started to advance physically at the young age and never stopped strengthening the body with constant trainings. The warrior improved and developed skills in battle fighting during the whole life.
Who is the knight of the modern times? Do we need them? This question is often raised by the writers of romantic novels, describing the knights as noble protectors and protectors of the oppressed and the poor. But in reality the warriors did not always stand for joy and justice, they could settle for robbery or murder.