A new line of HEMA-specific gear recently came out from Absolute Force International, which is a huge sign of progress for the sport, in that manufacturers are finally recognizing the need and want for HEMA specific gear. Their jacket is what I am eye-balling the most. (I will be purchasing once I have worked out sizing issues with them.) Reviews of their stuff are slowly trickling in and have been, for the most part, good. Most exciting, there’s murmurings of a prototype glove in the works that will hopefully satisfy HEMA’s needs–which would be great, as Brine stopped making their Supercrosse glove years ago, and our hands are the most delicate and often-serious-injured body parts in sparring. If you’ve tried the AFI gear, what do you think? Let us know!