• BA Arcem Silver English Bill (4)
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  • BA Arcem Silver English Bill (1)
  • BA Arcem English Bill 2
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English Bill Simulator by Arcem – Synthetic


English Bill Simulator by Arcem

SKU: 139393 Categories: ,


NOW AVAILABLE with realistic painted finish!  See drop-down menu for current selections.

This bill  (“guissarme” in French, “ronca” or “rancone” in Italian, “Hippe” in German) is based on examples from the beginning of the 15th century in Western Europe. This particular shaped bill is commonly known as “English”.

Though there is no real consensus on the difference in head shape between the two, George Silver specified in his Paradoxes of Defence (1599) that the black bill should be 5 or 6 feet (1.5 or 1.8 m) long, while the forest bill should be 8 or 9 feet (2.4 or 2.7 m) long.

We advise you to mount this simulator on a 3 cm (1-1/4″) diameter round or octagonal haft.  We recommend sourcing these from your local lumber store.


  • Total Length: 51 cm
  • Blade Length: 41 cm
  • Total Width: 24 cm
  • Socket: 3 cm x 3 cm
  • Recommended shaft (not included): 150-180 cm for Silver’s “Black Bill”, 240-270 cm for Silver’s “Forest Bill”

This range of simulators is developed for HEMA by Black Armory. The synthetic material allows for vigorous use of the simulator while providing possibilities for customization (painting, some reshaping, etc.). These last characteristics also make these products excellent for parallel uses: re-enactment, stage, cinema, or even cosplay. (Haft sold separately)

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