Blog - Darkblade Larp

Eye, eye

A few years ago I saw some pouches made by a guy in America where he’d moulded eyes into the flap. It struck me as a cool idea so I filed it away until some eye cabachons crossed my path whilst I was looking for something else entirely. I didn’t want to just copy what he’d done so I’ve made them look out from holes, as though they’re seperate from the bag rather than ... read more

Big Sewing Machine

Finally after several years of it sitting unused in the workshop I’ve got my big Singer sewing machine working. I bought it because it can sew up to half an inch of leather, imagine all the things I could do with that! Unfortunately I had no designs that needed that thickness of leather and over the years nothing leapt to the front of my imagination. Recently I decided that this had to chang... read more

Silly Videos

I’ve made a number of videos for the business over the last few years but they’ve been posted on my personal account. I’m now in the process of transfering them to an account for the business. I thought I’d share them on here just in case people haven’t seen them before. read more

Mud, mud glorious mud

Not all of our trade is done over the internet. Between Easter and September we head out to events in the field  to peddle our wares, meet customers and get involved in the game. Sometimes the conditions are more challenging than others. read more


Sometimes I forget what things are supposed to look like. A customer recently ordered one our leather plate warcoats in a size 8. Now we don’t have a seperate pattern for a size 8 so I had to use a plain size 8 pattern and hand lay the plates and other decoration over the top. The problem was I forgot that this warcoat doesn’t had rivet decoration all round the edge as standard. Luckil... read more