The Black Armory SAS was created in 2015 by Anthony RISCHARD, entrepreneur, blacksmith and independent researcher in historical weapons and Thomas LOBO, instructor, coach and international competitor in historic combat (HEMA). In 2019 Thomas decided to take a step back from HEMA and left the company to pursue other interests. Anthony has been running the company solo since 2020.
Resellers of some of the best brands of equipment for Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) and Historical Combat, Black Armory is designs and manufactures products recognised worldwide in this field and distributed under its brands ARCEM, DOHEMA and WARRIOR BOX. The company is also the exclusive global or European distributor for several promising young brands (Destroyer Modz from the USA, Allen Karlsson from Germany, Oscar Genoves from Spain, AUDEO from Ukraine).
Today, Black Armory is known on the global HEMA market not only for its complete catalog and its innovations in equipment, but for its support for the development of HEMAs and Historical Combat in France and abroad - official partner of the FFAMHE (French Federation of HEMA) and CNCCB (The French governing body for Canne de Combat and stick fighting), sponsor of major international events.