Blog - Darkblade Larp

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

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