These are suppliers with whom the BFSA has done significant business with in the past and we are familiar enough with the products they provide to be able to recommend them without hesitation.
One of the finest sword makers in the world for both sharp and blunted trainers! Designed by noted Swedish swordsmith, author and researcher Peter Johnsson, these limited edition collectable swords are all painstakingly handmade to exacting design specifications, based on countless hours spent in the detailed study and documentation of original swords. These are the swords of choice for the BFSA.
Makers of high quality replica swords as well as highly durable and reliable training steels.
Quality reproduction clothing appropriate for the traditional uniform. Also, Jeffrey Hedgecock armor.
Darkwood makes some great training weapons, has nice leather gloves, and some of the best "off the shelf" steel gauntlets out there. Also, you can order "That Guy's Products" one-size gorgets here.
Publisher of training manuals and other books of interest to the HEMA community.
Purpleheart Armoury is a great source for wooden wasters, nylon wasters, and fencing masks.
A great source for gambessons and other training clothes. You can also get items for the traditional uniform here. Their clothing is of good quality, but less historically accurate in patterning than other sources.
Custom maker of comfortable and durable gorgets.
Windrose is an SCA armory, however, they do have a small section of equipment designed for the WMA community. Their "Fiore Sparring Helmet" is among the most complete head protection you can get.
These suppliers either provide lower tier, yet still acceptable quality, products or are suppliers with whom the BFSA does not have first hand knowledge. We recommend checking with an instructor prior to making a purchase from any of the below suppliers. If a supplier does not appear on this list or the one above, please check with a senior member before ordering. This is not an exhaustive list of suppliers.
Supplier of HEMA protective equipment. They like black. A LOT.
Overbuilt swords. These things will take a beating. We DO NOT recommend the nylon wasters from Cold Steel, they do not work well for training in the BFSA.
By all accounts, some high quality wooden wasters. However, the BFSA does not have enough familiarity with this supplier to list them as a recommended supplier.
Hal Siegel runs this company. Many of us know Hal personally and can recommend his company. Therion Arms appears in this "lower" list due to the fact that he is a secondary supplier of weapons which would be classified as "lower tier" by the BFSA.