Many, many thanks to our generous 2024 Spring sponsors!

The HEMA Alliance (HEMAA) is a 501(c)3 U.S. non-profit service organization for the Historical European Martial Arts community. It is incorporated as an educational non-profit in order to provide a wide range of services from a stable core whose educational mission is legally bound by open bylaws and democracy.

You know ’em, you love ’em – Purpleheart Armory is the premier US vendor of HEMA kit. From steel swords to purple socks they have it all. They’ve also been a long-time sponsor of IGX. No seriously, they have been with us since the first IGX.

If you have HEMA kit, it was probably made by SPES. It’s no exaggeration to say they are the biggest name in HEMA kit. All we have to say is “SPES Heavy” and you know exactly what we mean. Offering protection from head to toe, styled from Cavalry Officer to Imperial Officer, you can guarantee they have something for you. They’ve also been with us since the beginning, so give them a look.

Back again, Sigi is a renowned swordsmith. If it can cut and thrust, they probably make it – and not just western, but eastern too. They have longswords, messers, sabres, katanas and more.

With us since the beginning and always providing great sponsorship, PBT is wonderful source for protective equipment, bags, and whatever else you might need for kit. You’ve no doubt seen their gorgets – they cover not only the neck but the shoulders too. We want to extend a hearty thank you for their tireless sponsorship.

One of our oldest sponsors, Castille makes top notch custom swords to exacting standards. With rapiers, daggers, longswords, sabres, broadswords and everything in between! They’re another one of our long term sponsors, supporting us for nearly a decade. Even better, in honor of of 10th Year, they’re providing a custom sword. What is it? We don’t know (seriously, we told them surprise us.)

Get on a mask. Get on a head cover. Adjust the head cover every pass. Wait, where’d it go? — Has this happened to you? Don’t you wish you had better mask solution? With their “Cobra” mask Wukusi does just that. With a rigid shell around the head, not only is the mask cover integrated but it’s solidly protective too. And guess what? You can win one at IGX!

CHFG was founded in 2015, focusing on Living History and HEMA. In 2017, the brand “Maleus Scutun” was established for HEMA gear research, production, and sales. The club now offers a complete set of HEMA protective gear, including the famous “Michael” and “Gabriel” gloves and the unique “Storm” and “Ranger” jackets.
The product developers at CHFG are HEMA practitioners and competition organizers, who have developed and improved their products through use, trial, and user feedback!

Tired of getting in a grapple and not having a way to stab someone? Wish you could carry a rondel with you? Thistledew Leather has you covered. They are the most common rondel sheath available on the market today. Chances are – you’ve seen them at an event near you. If not, you definitely will because they will be at IGX!

Frau Fecht

FrauFecht is the premier HEMA event for women, featuring tournaments found nowhere else in the world. Our mission is to uplift women and give them the very best that HEMA has to offer. This two-day dedicated women’s event provides a place for women to compete in multiple weapons, feature as workshop instructors, grow in leadership roles, and make lasting friendships. ​The atmosphere of this event is unapologetically feminine, but men are welcome to tag along and spectate, coach, participate in workshops, free-spar, and judge!

Most swords you can buy these days would have been the creme de la creme of swords back in the day. Not everyone was walking around with swords that looked straight out of the Albion show room. Most swords were, well, a bit rougher around the edges. That’s what Alex makes. Munitions grade, hand made arms of all types. Truly handmade! Every single piece is one of a kind.

Boston HEMA League is a group focused on getting you more tournaments you don’t have to drive too far to. With different weapons and host clubs each month, there’s sure to be an event for you. Even better, between the competitions special guest instructors have been invited to teach weekend workshops. So you can fix all the things you did wrong last event. Give it a look!