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Hello All,

Here’s the equipment list required for sparring at the event:

  • Fencing Mask: FIE ranked fencing mask with no signs of serious damage, dents, rust etc.,
  • Back of the Head Protection: rigid protector covering back of the head with no significant gaps
  • Throat Protection: rigid throat guard (gorget) or a layered throat protection preventing the blade to go under the bib
  • Jacket: well padded HEMA jacket or similar offering good protection against cuts (plastrons/rigid chest protectors are recommended but not necessary)
  • Elbow Protector: hard shell protection of the elbow joints
  • Knee Protector: hard shell protection of the knee joints
  • Shin and Forearms Protection: solid protection of the shin and forearm area is required
  • Gloves: fencing gloves with adequate level of protection applicable to your weapon,
  • Groin Guard: Obligatory for men!
  • Rigid Chest Protection: Mandatory for women!

Note #1: This is requirement for a maximum level of protection (aka Longsword), so for the lighter weapons we will scale these accordingly.

Note #2: We will check and verify each participant individually on site to asses the safety level of their equipment and weapons.

Note #3: For non  HEMA Ireland members and HEMA Ireland members who are not insured within the nationwide scheme proof of insurance (public liability) is required!