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 held in Upper Hutt.
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.
We deal exclusively with Lord of Battles, their Spanish subsidiary Medieworld as well as two related companies - House of Warfare and Mythrojan because 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.
House of Warfare is another Indian manufacturer that is in the same league as Lord of Battles and offers compimentary products. In 2023 Lord of Battles took a controlling interest in this company. Medieworld distributes both companies products into Europe along with the Mythrojan products (mostly clothing) which is a European manufacturer. We use Medieworld to source urgently needed products via airfreight (if the product is available we can deliver it to a customer in 2 to 3 weeks) otherwise the bulk of our stock is ordered directly in large volume from Lord of Battles several times a year and is shipped via sea freight.