While the longsword is the main focus of KDF, depending on the club and their resources, we also look at messer, dagger, wrestling, sword and buckler, side sword, poleaxe and staff.


Clubs will try to offer beginners weapons to train with, but the size of the club affects the available resources, with Leeds having an enviable arsenal of weapons. Which is appropriate considering their location.


Training weapons come in all sorts of sizes and shapes, depending on the training need: wooden facsimiles, blunt steel, foiled and flexible steel ('feders') and nylon.


Check out the Equipment page for links to our favourite suppliers.