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Who is Thokk?

You may have heard about me before, or you may have not, so here's who I am.

I'm Dario Alberto Magnani, an Italian HEMAist. I primarly consider myself a researcher and an instructor in the field of late Medieval and early Renaissance European fighting techniques with sword, pollaxe, spear and bare hands, with a stronger focus on the northern Italian dueling tradition.

I am also a Historical Fencing gear designer as the owner of THOKK- Personal Armor.

This website is not only intended as a shop for THOKK products, but also as a way to keep the HEMA, Reenactment, SCA, HMB and any other Historical Fencing communities updated on my gear, as well as my research goals and aims in the field of historical studies and combat practice.


The mission of my work is that of improving everyone's ability of fighting, studying and learning, by producing gear that allows them to train and fight safely, publishing research to guide others in their practice and organizing workshops and seminars for me and other instructors to share our research.

It took over ten years to reach this goal, but finally I can get my work to global scale, thanks to the great help the community gave to me by funding the largest indiegogo campaign ever in this field.

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