HEMA is an equipment intensive sport. Below are some suggestions.
You will need a sword for HEMA. If you can afford steel you may want to skip buying a synthetic.
Heavy gloves are a must for training with steel swords. Lacrosse gloves are not suitable.
Gorget (neck protector)
A HEMA rated mask with an overlay or back of head protection is vital. A sport fencing mask does not offer enough protection for longsword fencing
Hard elbow and forearm protection are highly recommended
Please feel free to contact us if you have questions regarding equipment. We have limited club loaner masks, light gloves, and masks available.
* All males must wear an athletic cup for sparring