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Blog - Darkblade Larp

The Blackguard Helmet

For the latest new products I've asked some other people to get involved with the writing of blurb and blog entries. This is the first of them The Blackguard Helmet “He cut us down. All of us. Laughing while he did it. He was huge, like an oak and he wore this dark helmet that showed only his eyes…” The Blackguard is a strong, solid helmet designed to withstand the ... read more

Too Long

Looks like Tim hasn't posted anything in here for a while. He will probably say he has been too busy....I think he has been riding his Triumph in the nice sunny weather ! Not too sure what to say/post. I could say the day started with a healthy fry-up at the local cafe, a trip to Castleton and Grindleford in the Peak District and then listened to the Man Utd v Arsenal game but that just dep... read more

Another helmet design

Occasionally a customer will ask us for a custom job based on stuff we've posted on Facebook. This is a leather helmet that was asked for after we posted pictures of a work in progress helmet with a dragon theme. The idea was that the cheekguards should be extended into a wing shape and the nasel guard drawn into a snout very similar to the technique that we used on the Wolf helmet. It all wor... read more

New Helmet Designs

Many years ago we settled on a style of helmet bowl that we were happy with. It gave a good fit and we could make it in a range of sizes that meant we could offer a made to measure service at no extra cost to the customer. What we've been working on since then is faceplate designs. We've come up with three basic categories, open face which has cheek pieces but is open at the front, full fa... read more

Dwarven leather vambraces

As with lots of people in Larp I was inspired by the designs in both LOTR and the Hobbit. The dwarven stuff especially caught my eye so I designed these vambraces based on the images from the films. They feature two layers to give that slightly sticking out look of the films and added hexagon plates as hexagons were a major shape in a lot of the dwarven stuff. In the film the vambraces often ran o... read more