Blog - Darkblade Larp

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

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