Due to circumstances beyond the control of our weapons maker, LARP weapon orders placed before the month of December, 2009, will not be processed until December 2009. Orders placed AFTER December, 2009, will not be processed until the summer of 2010.
All orders for Leather Armor or Accessories will be processed as normal.
We apologize for the inconvenience.
Our LARP Weaponry is perfect for duels of honor, wars of attrition, and any other situation that you may find yourself in at your favorite game. Our weapon makers are avid larpers and know what a sword needs to be in order to be useful to the swordsman. Swords can be fitted to any size, fighting style, and aesthetic appearance that you may find yourself in need of.
All weapons are made of either 3/4" PVC pipe core or .472 graphite spar core, with 5/8" thick polyurethane pipe insulator foam as padding, an open cell thrusting tip of at least 3" at the tip, and either duck tape OR kite tape wrapping. If you play a game that requires a different foam thickness, core type, foam density, or in any other way requires a different level of weapon safety, let us know, and we will accommodate you.
These weapons are the peak of quality, and Darkswords Leather is proud to offer its line of unique Fiberglass Core LARP Weaponry. The One-Handed Weapons Feature a .505 Fiberglass Kitespar core, 5/8" Polyurethane closed cell foam insulator padding, a 3" open cell thrusting tip, and an electrical tape grip. The two handed weapons feature the same foam padding and grip, but with a slightly thicker core to ensure that the . All weapons feature a duck-tape covering.
One-handed Weapon: $30
One-handed Hafted: $30
Small Weapon: $20
Two-handed Sword: $40
Two-handed Hafted: $40
If desired, the duck-tape covering can be replaced by a nylon rip-stop covering at an additional charge of $10.
NOTE: For one and two handed hafted weapons, additional open cell foam is required to form the blade/flanges safely. One-handed Axes and flanged maces require no additional charge. Two handed axes require an additional charge of $5. Any unique design that calls for special materials (such as “egg crate” foam) will require an additional charge to cover the cost of the unique materials. In this case, please contact Darkswordsleather for a price quote.
Further Note: There may be a longer amount of time between ordering and delivery for weapons with a nylon rip-stop covering, as the materials must be specially ordered.
The prices for all weapons are as follows (these prices are for weapons made out of PVC or CPVC core with a duck tape wrap)
1h Sword: $16
2h Sword: $30
Small Weapon (dagger): $13
Pole Arm: $30
1h Hafted (axe, mace, hammer, etc): $20
2h Hafted (great axe, great mace, really big hammer, etc): $35
Custom Weapon: Give me the specifics of what you want, and I'll quote you on a price
Throwing Weapon (throwing daggers, throwing stars, etc.): I've experimented with making throwing weapons out of purely open cell foam, and I've found that they aren't as beautiful as they could be. So, for the time being, I can do throwing stars very easily out open cell foam and duck tape, but i'll be experimenting with different ways to make them to make the look really good. So for now, just let me know the specifics of exactly what you want, and I'll quote you on a price.
Darkswords Leather is proud to offer Custom Made Weapons, both Ultra-Light and PVC. If you want a sword, mace, pole-arm, or staff that is uniquely yours, something that will stand out on the battlefield far beyond a standard boffer, then we can provide it for you.
To order a custom weapon, email Darkswords Leather with information about the weapon's specifications. Please include any and all information you can about your needs for the weapon, as well as a sketch of what you would like the weapon to look like, and our Weapons Maker will email you back about the viability and price of your weapon.
Do you want a weapon that stands out, but not a fully customized blade? Do you prefer long swords, but you want some particular aesthetic thing on it to make it uniquely yours? Well, the weapons options are the perfect option!
Any weapon option can be applied to any of the weapons listed above, (with the possible exception of beveled edges on a hafted weapon--unless it's an axe), for the addition of a small charge.
Curved Blade: +$5 (can only be applied to PVC or CPVC weaponry)
Beveled Edges: +$10
Personalization on the blade/guard: +$10
--Personalizations are things like symbols or designs that are placed on the blade of the weapon, the guard, the pommel, or anywhere on the weapon that you want, including streamers and such coming off it. The only place that it can't go is the thrusting tip. For this, include in your order what you want the personalization to be, and if it's a particular picture or symbol, please include a picture of it.
Tennis Grip Tape: +$12
--All of the weapons come with an electrical tape grip on the hilt, to improve your ability to hold on to the weapon in the heat of battle. However, Tennis Grip Tape is a huge step up in terms of grip comfort and grip itself. If you've ever played tennis, you know what I'm talking about. If you like, the handle can be wrapped with a tennis grip tape instead of electrical tape, to improve hand comfort and grip.
Unique Guard/Pommel: +$5-$10
--While you may not want a particularly styled blade,the guard and pommel of your weapon are the perfect place to add a pit of uniqueness that will define the weapon as yours. If you want a custom designed guard or pommel, just let me know what it is that you want it to look like in your order, and I'll quote you on the addition to the price. Most likely, the charge will only be an additional $5-$10.