Hand forged arms from the heartland of Bohemia

 

 

Reenactment and HEMA in Bohemia goes back to the early 1960´s when a group of fencers from the oldest Czech fencing club Riegel (founded 1902) lead by a classical sabre fencing master the late lieutenant colonel Eduard Wagner (the author of books: Medieval Costumes, Armor and Weapons 1956, Cut and Thrust Weapons 1965, Swords and Daggers 1975, European Weapons and Warfare 1980) set up the first group of historical fencing in the country with the aim of recreating the old ways of European swordsmanship using old fencing manuals. They called themselves Musketeers and Bandits…

 

Since then the interest in old European swordsmanship has risen in such a way that our reenactment and HEMA forefathers could not foresee…

 

From the very few Czech groups of historical fencing and reenactment in the 1960´s and the 1970´s the number has risen to several hundred at present and in the last two decades we have been seeing more and more HEMA clubs and schools…

 

Since the olden days, due to popular demand and the ever growing hunger for good durable and historically accurate weapons for all these European swordsmanship followers, great many excellent Czech swordsmiths have arisen… their swords have been tested constantly throughout the decades… and their experience and expertise has reached its peak…

 

Our master swordsmith comes from a smithing family and he has been producing various types of European arms since the early 1970´s when he completed his formal antique arms restoration apprenticeship.

 

We produce custom made arms for HEMA and reenactment as well as museum quality replicas for collectors based on exhibits in museums and private collections.

Our company has at its disposal various antique arms and blades on which we base our replicas. Only real old arms can reveal subtle details that could save someones life on the battlefield. So we manufacture our arms with this regard in mind.

 

All our arms are hand forged and single-handedly custom crafted in our Swordsmithy in the heartland of Bohemia…

 

… always with a touch of an artist…