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Blog - Darkblade Larp

Musketeer shoulder

I've been meaning to make one of these ever since the series came on TV. For this test one I've used the same mounting plate that we have for our single shoulder armour with all the lames. The difficulty on this one was getting the curves and the rivet points in the right relationship. A change of only a few mm made a big difference to the curve so there was a fair bit of trial and erro... read more

One off varients

When you sell things on a website you have to try and make sure you send people what's in the picture. This can limit what leather you can buy unless you're prepared to have a huge options list on a product and make it to order every time. Occasionally though we come across some leather that we wouldn't normally buy either because it's got a  heavy texture or is a colour that ... read more

Witcher double back scabbard

Inspiration for players comes from a variety of sources, computer games being one of them. We've had a stab at a twin back scabbard based on the ones from the Witcher series of games. This is the first pass based on the single back scabbard we already make It's not a copy of the Witcher one as there are plenty of people making replicas but an attempt to give the same look if someones ch... read more

The Doktor will see you now

The Herr Doktor apron was inspired by the Salvation medical bag as a cheaper and different way of outfitting a battle surgeon. It's quite easy to picture someone up to their elbows on gore running from one casualty to the next causing terror wherever they stop. It's also inspired the vambrace kits with potion bottles and scalpels on them. It might even be time to revisit the Herr Doktor... read more

Orc Ripper Helmet

11/10/2016

Orc, larp helmet, orc helmet

I do like the look of this helmet. It was obviously inspired by some of the orc helmets from Lord of the Rings, but it's one thing to see a picture and another to actually get a similar sort of look when it's in three dimensions and a different material. The spikes took quite a while to get right and have to be exacly the right combination of thickness and flexibility. Too thick and yo... read more