Basic Soft Kit

The very first thing that you will need is your clothes, or “soft” kit.  These define the person you are trying to portray.  It is important to keep this person in mind as you are getting your kit put together, as many aspects of what you wear speak volumes about what your job is, how wealthy you are, where you come from, etc.

That said, it need not be difficult nor overly expensive.  A person with even mediocre sewing skills can put together a kit for around $100.  On the other hand, if you buy all the pieces, one can have an authentic soft kit for $450.  Many choose to make what they can and purchase what they can’t.

Every new member starts with a commoner’s kit.  This is not only easier and cheaper, but to realistically portray a member of the Gentry, you will need to recruit others to act as retainers in your household.

Male Commoner’s Soft Kit

  • Linen braies (underpants)
  • Linen undershirt
  • Chausses (hose)
  • Wool Tunic or cote hardie
  • Wool Hood or hat
  • Modestly pointed leather shoes
  • Belt and pouch
  • Dagger

Upcoming Events

 
  1. Introductory and Advanced Longsword Class

    June 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)
    Every week until June 27, 2017
    St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal Church 12251 Antioch Rd Overland Park KS
  2. Introductory and Advanced Longsword

    June 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)
    Every week until June 29, 2017
    St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal Church 12251 Antioch Rd Overland Park KS

The Medieval Swordsman Guild of Kansas City is a member of the H.E.M.A. Alliance

Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) refers to documentable methods of armed and unarmed personal and group combat of European origin.

4 Week Introduction Course

  • 12 hours of training
  • Medieval martial art text book
  • Guild t-shirt and water bottle
  • Group workshops
  • Free equipment usage
  • Apprentice testing & badge
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