1595.

Equipment

Equipment

To begin with Scholars are provided with all the necessary equipment that they will need. As they become more serious about the art they are encouraged to purchase their own.

WEAPONS

  • Waster – a wooden training sword.
  • Cane/walking-stick
  • Practice Sword – a foiled (blunted) sword with enough flex in the blade to be safe to free-play with (with a reasonable amount of intent)
  • More serious practitioners my like to train with a foiled replica weapon as a stiff-bladed sword handles differently.
  • Dagger
  • Shield
  • Staff
  • Partizan

CLOTHING

The 1595 ‘uniform’ is primarily intended for protection and ease of movement. Beyond that, a nod is given to the Club’s influence – i.e. the martial arts of Renaissance Europe – and from this an identity for the club and for the art itself.