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.


  • 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


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.