Our handmade leather balm is now available in the shop at www.saintmark.se. It is made by us from locally produced beeswax, lanolin and canola oil. That’s it. Use it to soften and protect your leather products or to wax your moustache.
We have added new photos to the webshop to do justice to the new version of the Koning glove, you can see them here.
Our thanks to champion fencer Kristine Konsmo for modeling and to Kajsa Sjösvärd, Axel’s sister, for photography.
St Marks Axel Pettersson is interviewed by the HEMA podcast Alte Herren; they discuss St Mark, the competition, updates on the Koning glove and much more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eY925WdrZz0&feature=youtu.be&t=1357
We are now on order 2687.
If you have an earlier order no. and have not received a note that your order is complete it is because your order is listed as “cancelled” or “pending payment” in our list. As always, we will contact you individually to process your orders.
If you know that your order has this status to speed things up you can place a new order and include a note with your original order number, most likely your order number will go through (we got alot of cancels and pending payments early on due to order overload and us being a new webshop, often banks are hesitant to allow transactions until the webshop is established to be reputable).
We might also have had to skip you temporarily since we ran out of Cognac colored Konings in November and are right now shipping out Burgundy.
Several of you have already asked to change your order into black color, this possibility is still open and might even result in faster shipment, as we are awaiting a larger shipment of black gloves to arrive before we get more cognac and burgundy gloves. Please email us or send a message over facebook with name and order number if you want to make this change. In early-mid January we will get cognac and burgundy leather again.
The holidays means shipping as well as message and email response will slow down as Axel is going home up north to see his family and Anders will be busy celebrating with his family and relatives in Gothenburg. Most likely our suppliers will be slower than usual as well.
God Jul och Gott Nytt år,
Axel & Anders.
The Koning glove in black color is now available as an option in the webshop, visit https://www.saintmark.se/product/the-koning-glove/ to place your order.
We made several improvements and updates on the Koning glove design since we launched it in May, and made this video to show how it works with complex hilts. The Koning glove is now also available in black.
St Mark co founder Axel Pettersson features in Fighter Magazine, the biggest martial arts magazine in the Nordic countries. He talks about St Mark, his passion for fencing and the community and plans for the future.
Read it here (in Swedish): http://fightermag.se/2016/02/10/19766/
We have now released preorders of the Koning glove. They come in two colours: Burgundy with white felt, and cognac with green felt. We’ve also changed the design with a slit over the knuckles to further improve the function of the glove.
Illka used a Regenyei sidesword and performed a little Bolognese flourish for us. Enjoy!
See the Köning gloves in action in this video from last weekends Bolognese Open in Helsinki Finland where St Mark co owner Axel Pettersson took silver after an intense bout with Ilkka Hartikainen. In this video Axel is wearing the Köning gloves and fences with a sidesword from Peter Regenyei that features finger rings and knuckle guard.
In the near future we will publish a short video of “mr Sidesword” himself, Ilkka Hartikainen, doing a florysh while wearing the Köning glove to showcase the maneuverability of the glove while using a sidesword with complex hilt.