We've had a Singer 45K cylinder arm sewing machine in the workshop for at least 5 years now. This is a powerful machine capable of sewing at least 9mm of leather together. Unfortunately cylinder arm machines are not really designed for the type of sewing we do, fantastic for hats, but awkward for flat panels like body armours and vambraces.
So after 3 years of winters saying we must so... read more ›
Only one more major event of the year to go - Empire Autumn Equinox event on the 14-16 September.
Following the Bank Holiday events it has been a case of unpacking, re-stocking/re-building items and preparing to re-pack the workshop into the van one last time. While also building and packing and sending the website orders.
Once the event season is over we may get chance to have a good ... read more ›
I thought it was important to write something about the new injection moulded swords we're now selling. Injection moulded stuff has been around for years and some of it has been truly awful. Advances have been made in foam control which has lead to more consistant foam density for the blade and cast rubber for the handgrips and pommels has been accepted a suitable material from which to make a... read more ›