Handmade leather balm up in the shop

Posted on Oct 23rd, 2017

Our handmade leather balm is now available in the shop at 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…

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St Mark interviewed by podcast “Alte Herren”

Posted on Dec 30th, 2016

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:…

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Merry Christmas and an order status update.

Posted on Dec 14th, 2016

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…

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The Koning glove in black color is now available as an option in the webshop

Posted on Nov 30th, 2016

The Koning glove in black color is now available as an option in the webshop,  visit to place your…

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The updated Koning glove and various complex hilts

Posted on Nov 25th, 2016

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…

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A quick update on the smaller gloves

Posted on Apr 3rd, 2016…

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The first pair of Koning gloves are being shipped out

Posted on Apr 1st, 2016

We are to proud present the first pair of real Koning gloves from St Mark. They will be shipped to Nathan Grepares as a birthday present from his girlfriend…

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St Mark in the news

Posted on Feb 12th, 2016

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…

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Preorder your Koning gloves

Posted on Jan 31st, 2016

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…

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Illka Hartikainen testing the Koning glove

Posted on Nov 26th, 2015

Illka used a Regenyei sidesword and performed a little Bolognese flourish for us.…

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Koning glove in a complex hilt

Posted on Nov 26th, 2015

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…

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Video: How well can you move your fingers?

Posted on Nov 18th, 2015

We made a video to show you how well you can move your hands and fingers in the Koning glove prototype. Check it out! Don't forget to subscribe to our youtube channel here: And like us on Facebook for continuous news and…

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Answers to a few common questions

Posted on Nov 16th, 2015

We have been receiving a lot of questions about the Koning glove, so here are a few answers to the most frequent ones. How much will they cost? We don't know exactly what the price will end up being, but it will be somewhere around €200. What colours will they be available in? We are looking at…

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Ties Kool doing a strike test

Posted on Nov 4th, 2015

Ties Kool is one of the best fencers and most athletic guys in HEMA. His fencing skills are great, and he also has the ability to generate a lot of power. Now, we filmed this indoors, so movement was restricted, we just wanted to show you that the Koning glove can take a hit, and it has protection on the…

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The Koning Glove

Posted on Oct 28th, 2015

The Koning Glove from St Mark will soon be here, ready for purchase in our shop. It is a glove that is made specifically for Historical European Martial Arts–HEMA–and classical fencing. The glove protects your hands when sparring and competing with heavier weapons in Historical Fencing; such as…

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To all the people who have helped us…

Posted on Oct 15th, 2015

We owe a huge debt of gratitude to a lot of people who have helped us get started. Starting a company like this from scratch is a daunting task, and it has taken us over five years and countless prototypes to release our first product. It wouldn't have been possible without the help of these…

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Karl Holmqvist – The artist behind the logo

Posted on Apr 15th, 2014

Since we started planning and creating St Mark we've had the opportunity to work with many talented people. Without them we would never have been able to reach our vision for this company. One of these people is the man behind the logo, our good friend, Karl Holmqvist. Karl is a freelance artist and…

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It’s time to rediscover tradition

Posted on Sep 16th, 2013

It has been a long road for all of us to get here, but we believe the time has come for premium fencing equipment. Our journey with St Mark began with the realisation that historical fencers deserve products designed specifically for them. But there is more to it than that–our equipment and clothes…

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Swordfish 2015, Oct 30- Nov 2

Posted on Jul 17th, 2013

St Mark will be at Swordfish in Gothenburg, Sweden. Fence with pride! /St…

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