Epic Armoury’s Landsknecht Rondel is a solid 46 cm. dagger inspired by the mercenary Landsknechts of the Hansa State era. Whether your LARP-character is a conniving scoundrel who's trade is skulduggery & espionage or simply just a rogue on the run, this dagger is for you. It features a 28 cm. blade with a central ridge and a fine wood-like handle protected by a cross guard in the shape of a twisted bronze ring. The bronze coloured pommel is rounded, designed as a basic interpretation of a knight’s “rondel dagger”. When fighting enemies close-quarter in heavy plate armour, daggers like this would have been used to force between the joints.
Special care has been taken to ensure that our LARP weapons are safe. This dagger was constructed around a solid fibreglass rod core and a flexible kevlar tip to prevent punctures. Its latex finish requires some maintenance to maximize its use and your wellbeing.
The German ‘Landsknechts’ were feared soldiers on 16th Century battlefields and had a reputation for remorceless violence
It was said that the devil refused to let Landsknechts into hell, because he was so afraid of them
A scarlet blur of swagger and panache, the dashing swashbuckler jumped from the balcony, landing on the shoulder of the statue of her Excellence the Empress herself, a good fifteen feet above the ground. Around the monument, palace courtiers and festive diplomats were laughing and clapping at the display of skill, convinced they just witnessed the surprise show of an impromptu acrobat. They quickly realized it wasn't exactly a planned event when a group of ironclad imperial guards reached the balcony, huffing and puffing under their plate armour. As they tried to strike the crimson outlaw with their halberds, it became clear this sword-bearing newcomer was some sort of intruder. Not losing a second, the nimble outlaw kissed goodbye to the armed guard before jumping from the statue's shoulder, using the stone Empress exaggerated dress rump as a ramp before landing with a pirouette in the middle of the assembly. Up on the balcony, the guards were pushed aside by a red-faced and outraged Empress, dishevelled as she just got out of bed. She screamed in anger and injured ego: ''How dare you?! No one refuses the Empress! Arrest this ungrateful scoundrel!'' She ordered, spurring a few prideful nobles to draw their rapier and attempt to stop the nimble fleeing fencer. Apologizing in advance, the swashbuckler freed a long fencing dagger and a matching arming sword, before methodically destroying both the nobles' ego and their fancy clothes as they bit the dust, uninjured but out of commission. With a taunting reverence, the agile duellist turned toward the Empress and screamed, a giggle in the voice; ''I am quite sorry my dear, but I prefer to go with no strings attached. I am sure you will find another pretty face to join your so-called musketeers''. And with a stunning smile, the adventurous insolent escaped through the gardens, leaving the Empress dealing with a small court scandal on top of her bruised pride.
This fancy fantasy sword is inspired by Renaissance aesthetics and a perfect weapon for a duellist, fencer, battle bard, noble warrior, or swashbuckler in LARP. With a complex hilt that protects the fingers in combat, this foam weapon allows a more aggressive combat style for true musketeer prowess.
As with all of Athena products, this model includes:
A soft and robust reinforced point designed for the estoc;
A solid structure ready to parry
A counterweight in the handle for unparalleled maneuverability;
A 2 year warranty
LATEX-FREE and waterproof varnish
Safe foam fake weapon designed for LARP combat, cosplay, theater and film.
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The Athena line, from Nemesis Workshops, is a mass produced line of high quality LARP weapons.
Athena is a new thermoforming manufacturing process that we have developed in order to offer high quality products at the cutting edge of technology.
Thanks to this new process, Nemesis has taken the quality of their products to a higher level. Safer due to reinforced tips, durable due to quality materials and foam fusion during thermoforming, incredible balance due to the weighting system in the handles, flawless blades due to high precision molds, and daggers ready to parry due to a more robust fiberglass rod.
A rondel dagger was a type of stiff-bladed dagger in Europe in the late Middle Ages, used by a variety of people from merchants to knights. It was worn at the waist and might be used as a utility tool, or worn into battle or a jousting tournament as a side-arm for the purpose of piercing chainmail.
Your Knight’s Code is one of valor, truth, and courage. You are tasked with defending the innocent and the weak, and today your oath is being tested. A dark knight has destroyed both your shield and sword during a duel, and he advances upon you.
This honorless fiend believes he has won, but you will not allow yourself to perish without taking this evil with you in the process. You grab for your Rondel Dagger still at your waist, and prepare to make a final desperate attempt to lodge the blade between the dark knight’s armour.
Let your god guide your hand...for you have only one chance.
Epic Armoury’s Rondel Dagger is a solid dagger with a comfortable split-leather wrapped handle. The crossguard and pommel are rounded, designed as a basic interpretation of a knight’s “rondel dagger.” When fighting enemies in heavy plate armour, daggers like this would have been worn by a knight and forced between the joints.
Made from durable closed cell foam around a fibreglass core and finished with a strong latex coating, you can feel confident that your LARP weapon will provide the safety and appeal you want when crafting your authentic kit. Whether your business is running the realm, defending your homestead or backstabbing the higher-social classes, this multi-purpose tool is for you.
Used by a variety of people from merchants to knights
Worn at the waist and used as both a utility tool and a side-arm in battle
Historically designed for stabbing or cutting, while proving ineffective at slashing
The First Rule of the Sword is thus: put the point into the other man.
As the world's most skilled duelist, it is a rule you've educated countless people in. At this point, your sword is not just a weapon, but an extension of your body. You are never seen without your storied Rapier.
Epic Armoury’s Rapier is a medium latex sword inspired by European medieval weapons. The sword is 85 cm long and has a 70 cm straight double-edged blade with a central ridge. The crossguard curves toward the blade to trap incoming strikes, protecting a 10 cm detailed handle with metal embellishments and real leather wrapped around the grip.
Whether you are a nobleman or a valiant musketeer, this Rapier is our highest quality gear due to its impressive durability and detail. The blade is made from closed cell foam around a fibreglass core and finished with a strong latex coating, while the handle is a polyurethane foam cast that allows for greater detail and no maintenance. This next generation model sword will make you confident in the safety and appeal of your weapon on the battlefield.
A sword optimized for thrusting, but could also be used for cutting and slashing
Typically considered to be a long, narrow bladed sword with a protective hilt
Usually paired with a buckler, dagger, sword, or cloak
The sword sits in your baldric hanging down over your Aramis Shirt, faithful to its master despite the challenges. It has been a long and dusty road, but that sword has remained at your side through it all.
As your infantry unit comes to a halt, there is the tension one always feels before the fight. You resist the anxiety, because the moment you step into battle all of that must fade away. It will be you fighting alongside your fellow soldiers, and it will be the sword hanging in your trusted baldric that keeps you alive.
Trust in steel. It doesn’t need to be fancy, leave that to elves. It doesn’t need to be heavy, leave that to the dwarves. Good steel will keep you alive in the hottest and most dangerous fighting.
Your commander’s orders are never far from your mind, and your armour has proven him right dozens of times. Securely fastened, with a good shine and no rest, you will fall before your Churburg Shoulders do. Because you trust in steel.
Epic Armoury’s Churburg Shoulders are a set of two simple spaulders. The spaulders feature one solid metal plate--or lame--featuring a beveled bottom to turn away strikes from the arm. The spaulders are fastened with leather straps around the biceps and at the shoulder, attaching to a breastplate or gambeson.
The Churburg Shoulders are neutral in style and fully usable with other Epic Armoury metal products, giving you the freedom to customize your character’s costume. Made of 1 mm thick mild steel and top-grain leather straps and fittings, this armour piece is built to withstand the abuse of a LARP or reenactment with regular leather and metal armour care.
Plate armour became more popular as firearm technology became more prevalent during the 13th century
Typically worn over a gambeson for comfort and safety