Registration for By the Sword 2019

Registration for By the Sword 2019 is now open!


  • Access to 16 workshops, 1-2-1 coaching and a Q&A session with 11 international instructors & speakers.
  • Dinner and aperitif on Saturday night.
  • Entry into a prize draw to win clothing from our sponsors Lorica.
  • Entry into a tournament with prizes from our sponsors:

Balefire Blades – supplying top-quality HEMA blades to fencers around the world
Neyman Fencing – amazing protection with unlimited style
Kvetun Armoury – historical fencing equipment
Sparring Gloves – perfect hand protection
Lorica Clothing – fashion inspired by armour and history
PBT Historical Fencing – your professional HEMA supplier
The Knight Shop – Europe’s leading supplier of HEMA equipment
Wessex League historical fencing league in the south of England and Wales

Price £75


Hotel rooms – Guildford Parkway Premier Inn, Parkway, Guildford GU1 1UP

Hotel bookings are based on two people sharing a twin room.

Check in from: 1400

Check out by: 1200

Cost £52 per person per night including breakfast.


Professional Photo Portraits

David Holbrook Photography will be attending the event offering professional portraits. See examples of his work here.

Cost £15 per person.