We are a family-owned business near Upper Hutt, New Zealand.
Our love of history and Historical Reenactment has seen us involved in the New Zealand Historical Re-enactment scene since its formation in the late 1970s. We also run the Order of the Boar jousting group which has competed in historical events all around the world as well as organising many events around New Zealand including the world famous Harcourt Park International Jousting Tournaments.
Our quest to obtain functional and historically accurate medieval arms, armour and other equipment for ourselves, our members and our friends in the reenactment community lead us to forming The Red Knight in 2013 although we have been using and evaluating Lord of Battles equipment since 2005. Since then we have become New Zealand's largest supplier of reenactment equipment and other hand crafted products.
We deal exclusively with Lord of Battles as we firmly believe that their products are the best in the world and because of this, we use them ourselves as well.
Lord of Battles is an Indian Manufacturer which has been manufacturing medieval items for Cinema, LARP, HEMA, and reenactment for the last 15-years and they are the premiere Indian manufacturer in this industry. Among their customers are famous Hollywood blockbusters like Assassin’s Creed (especially the Lord of Battles’ well-known titanium "chainmail" armour) and Outlaw King (helmets, shoes, plate armour, chainmail, and again, the titanium "chainmail" can also be seen on all leading characters), several TV shows like The Bastard Executioner, Merlin and Runestone.
In New Zealand we supplied their armour for the Pop-Up Globe productions and they also supplied their special titanium "chainmail" for the famous Royal Shakespeare Company, for their well-received show Morte de Arthur.
This expertise has made Lord of Battles stand out all around the world. At home Lord of Battles is a business leader in the Indian business community employing over 100 traditional craftsmen and women. They use sustainable products and pay their workers 30% - 35% more than the local average wages.
Our personal friendship with the Compay's owner allows us to offer all their products at the very best price as well as help them to refine existing products and develop new ones. So we are more than just their customer, we also help them develop their business.