Blog - Darkblade Larp

Seeing eye eyepatch

It's always fun to try different approaches to items you've made before. We've made plenty of standard pirate eyepatches in the past and even some with gemstones on the outside in a eye outline. When we got hold of the eye cabachons which we've used on lots of other products as one offs the obvoius thing was to aadd it to an eyepatch. We've got the Seeing Eye Patch on the websi... read more

Game of Thrones wool cloaks


wool cloak, larp cloak

I've had an idea how we could build wool cloaks a bit like the ones on Game of Thrones for a couple of years now. I've always held off because a good friend started building a similar item even before the series came out. They were works of art and although the pricetag was hefty you could see where the money was. He's since quit the circuit, something to do with the endless rain, mud ... read more

Magical millinery

Hold onto your hats, those mundane markers of your mediocrity, the Wizard hats are here. Fantastic felted wool creations proving to everyone that you are no mere conjourer. You have paased beyond prestidigitation to full wizardry. These wool hats are great fun and one size does indead fit most. They also work well with the medieval cap which stops the wool itching if like me you've run out ... read more

New leather


Larp, leather hood, larp hood

I love it when George, one of our leather suppliers comes round. He has a general brief of the sorts of stuff we're after but he's always turning up things that we can play with. His latest offerings included some calf leather which we've had before but hadn't had any of recently. It's not big skins so I'm struggeling to make the jackets I've done in it in the past but ... read more

Custom leather armour

Occasionally we get asked to make a set of leather armour for someone outside the normal range. This is the latest one, a Claw plated body armour foe a customer with a 64" chest and waist. Luckily he ordered it at an event where we could put a tandard set onto him and work out what modifications were needed. It's going in a box tomorrow with matching greaves and vambraces. I'm looking... read more