Blog - Darkblade Larp

Fiat lux

It's always been a problem, how to provide a light that looks th part in a fantasy setting without the inherent dangers of naked flames and combat. Having been next to someone who set fire to themselves during a time freeze it doesn't even have to be during a fight. There's also the scenario of canvas tents,alcohol and man's red fire. Various things have been tried, we sold batt... read more

Things we get asked to do


We've been in our current workshop for about 15 years now so people in the local area have heard that there are some leatherworkers around. this combined with our listing in Yell means that every so often a member of the public walks in to ask if we can help.   Normally this is just simple things like holes or rivets in belts, resewing a handle on a favorite bag or fixing a Filofa... read more

Arnie and promotion in the field

Back in the days before everything was bought on the internet the most important event for us to attend was the Gathering run by Lorien Trust. This ran over the August bank holiday weekend and doing well at that made the difference between having a good Christmas or eating beans until the next Easter. To help us attract people to the stall a friend wrote a series of advertorials which we gave out ... read more

Trading season starts

This weekend saw the first of the events which involve us leaving the comfort and security of the workshop. It also marks the point where we have to do some work as we can't get the goblins to come out of the cellars to help us away from home. Gloucester was the destination, for the What's Your Game kit fair. Most of the usual Larp traders were there with one or two newer faces who'... read more

Larp Throwing Knives

We've recently taken delivery of a bunch of new larp throwing knives. Whilst we've put the first of them in a Twin throwing knife vambrace decisions have to be made as to how to carry the rest. Over the past 6 years we've had our own larp throwing knives and in that time developed a range of scabbardry starting from the general purpose sheath 3 rack which formed the basis of our des... read more