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Blog - Darkblade Larp

Unicorn Drinking Horns

These are a nice twist(forgive the pun) on drinking horns. We've never seen them anywhere else but doubtless our supplier is selling them to someone else. They're a standard horn with a heavy sidewall that has had spiral grooves ground into it. They come in a variety of patterns but this is the present one. I wouldn't fancy the job of grinding those spirals. Forget the concentratio... read more

The Gnome King's hat

It's amazing what you can build once you've got the basic patterns right. This one is based on the hat pattern that was developed for the leather tricorns in the pirate section. When Empire was launched by PD they said they'd like headcover options for all the nations. Looking around at inspirational material for the league I found a 15th century italian painting with this hat in it... read more

SIngle potion pouch

Sometimes what we build is driven by rules changes at one of the big systems. In this case it's to do with carrying lammies with potions at the Empire Larp events. The potion has to be carried with the lammie. This is still open to interpretation but we've gone down the route of making room in the potion carrier for the lammie so there can be no argument. We've made it a single to keep... read more

Game of Thrones wool cloaks part 2

As mentioned in the first post, I wanted to try with a darker colour sheepskin and to change the wool ties for a GoT style cross strap fastening. I'm very happy with the result, I think it's now a saleable product, althought there are some production problems still to overcome. To make the sheepskin fit the cloak neckline cleanly you have to cut a section out before you sew it. Unfortu... read more

Ranger Overjacket

29/09/2016

Larp, leather, ranger

This is a ranger style overjacket that I made for a wedding in Scotland. It was inspired by the Aragorn jacket out of LOTR being designed as a top layer able to be worn regardless of the number of lower layers. I think that's probably a useful point in a Scottish castle in November. I don't often make these and they're not on the website as they rely on me be being able to get the ... read more