here would we be without our suppliers? (The question is rhetorical—we'd be nowhere!) Below is a list of the suppliers that the New Zealand Schools of European Martial Arts use and recommend. Become a student at one of our schools, and get priority treatment on this webpage ;-) Shameless plugs for those that support us!
- The Wargod. New Zealand-based Wargod is our major supplier of knives, swords, and shinai. They have been an excellent supplier of Hanwei and ColdSteel swords and knives, and come with an extremely high recommendation.
- The Red Knight. New Zealand-based Red Knight is our major supplier of padded garments. These are both extremely good and well priced.
The foundation for the Schools of European Martial Arts New Zealand is books. These are a critical resource for us.
- Greenhill Books. Mostly stocking books relating to military history, Greenhill also have a few good titles on European martial arts.
- Paladin-Press. Paladin stock all sorts of books, but they have some top notch HEMA titles among their eclectic range. Be aware that Paladin Press has numerous books that NZ Customs would rather you not have.
- Borders Books and Music. A Brick and Mortar business on Queen Street, Auckland, which uses Amazon for its web outlet.
- Freelance Academy. An excellent supplier of HEMA books.
- SwordWorks. An excellent supplier of HEMA books.
Fencing and Martial Arts Gear
- Mainland Fencing. Christcurch-based business and our main supplier of fencing masks.
- Auckland Martial Art Supplies. Useful accruements for our style of boxing. This supplier sells shinai and that sort of thing also.
- Martial Arts Supplies NZ Ltd. Based in Wellington at 1A/45 Courtenay Place, this technologically backward supplier has no website, but makes it onto our list because they are extremely friendly. They can be contacted on 04 384-7832.
- All Fired Up. Manufacturer and reseller of medieval-era armour. Wellington based
These suppliers are unknown. They have contacted us and seem pretty friendly so we've added them here.
- Jolly Roger Nautical. Sells medieval styled helmets, but not cutlasses despite the indicative name (curses and double curses).
- King of Swords. Reseller of Deepeeka swords. We're not familiar with Deepeeka, but King of Swords seems to have a positive attitude if the things break. Deepeeka seems popular with Roman reenactors judging by Google hits.