We are a little bit different from other websites that sell these items in that as active practitioners in the Martial Arts (both Eastern and Western) as well as Medieval Jousting on horseback, we know what works and what doesn't. What gets you hurt and what keeps you safe. All the products here have been used or evaluated by us and our guarantee to you is that we won't place any item on this website that we don't personally use ourselves, or aren't prepared to use ourselves.
We started evaluating and ordering fully functional armour including Padded Armour, Plate Armour, Helmets and Maille from Lord of Battles on behalf of our own circle of jousters and foot fighters in 2005 and the word started to get around the wider New Zealand re-enactment community so we started ordering items for them too. In 2013 we formally established the Red Knight as an on-line shop.We also list on Trade Me and on FaceBook - basically to help us connect with a wider range of customers.
Our customers are a wide range of people - Historical Reenactors, Hospitality Businesses, Theater Groups, Film Makers, Collectors, LARPers, Role Players, Hunters and basically anybody who wants a cool and unique item for their own use or to use as a gift. We've chosen to represent Lord of Battles in New Zealand as we believe that they provide among the best commerically available handcrafted historical reproductions in the world. Also, as personal friends of the owner of Lord of Battles, we have some ability to help develop new products and to refine existing products to better meet the needs of our customers.
Our product range includes Ancient, Dark Ages, Medieval, and Renaissance Padded, Maille and Solid Steel Armours as well as Helmets - all suitable for most forms of modern "battle re-enactment" and martial arts. In 2019 we expanded this range to incude functional, rebated Swords and other Weapons.
We also stock and sell other hand crafted items from Lord of Battles that use 100% percent recycled natural products. In particular our range of Drinking Horns and Tankards has proven to be our best selling range in terms of quantity and these have great appeal to a wider range of customers. We also sell other hand crafted items such as small Journals made from re-cycled paper, Walking Sticks and a wide range of other small items.
We are the sole distributor of Lord of Battles products in New Zealand and while they cannot do a "one-off" commission for anybody, many of their products have been initiated by me at the request of my customers in New Zealand.
All of these are hand crafted by talented craftsmen and craftswomen who have devoted thier lives to keeping these ancient and traditional crafts alive.
We only list a small range of what we can provide so If there is something you want that is not listed on this site then please contact me as I may be able to help you or point you in the right direction.