One Thursday evening in 2002, at a party for roleplayers, SFX specialist Kristoffer Benzon was shown an English-produced latex sword. Five minutes later, he proclaimed to that he could do it better, and that if this was the standard, he would create the best latex weapons the world had seen. I remember the evening well - since I was there and was one of those who laughed the hardest. I stopped laughing years ago and instead starting buying - and I wasn't the only one. Because what began as a dream in Kristoffer's head soon turned into the business venture that is Palnatoke, and before long Kristoffer and his partner in dreams Kim Fenger were producing swords from their workshop at Krimsvej. And even though the world of roleplaying has evolved immensely since 2002, Palnatoke has never once left its place at the front of the field when it comes to producing latex weapons.
Almost all LARP weapons are made from a foam that is then covered in a plasticised acrylic-latex paint. If not maintained, this paint eventually dries out and can flake or crack. To avoid, a silicon outer coat is applied to all weapons but is slowly worn off as the weapon strikes other weapons, shields and armour. Maintenance spray ensures your weapons are kept in the best condition possible by reinforcing this silicon layer and keeping the PAX paint underneath it moist and supple. It should be applied after every combat, or at least once a month.
Available in 150ml or 400ml spray packs, and a 250ml pump pack.
Since 2001 the Forgotten Dreams Design-Studio (FDD), managed by Philipp Heidtkamp in Regensburg-Germany, produces LARP-Weapons, Fantasy costumes, props and scenery for Live Action Role Playing (LARP), Theatre, Film- and TV productions. In the beginning there was just the possibility to produce single pieces and custom-made Larpswords and Larpshields, but today FDD is able to offer eight different series of varying styles (kinds). Over the Years the Forgotten Dreams Design Studio advanced to be one of the biggest producers of foam weapons in the world. FDD foam weapons are made in Germany and can be found on countless events, medieval shops and Larp-shops, as well as wholesale and retail industries in Germany and are sold by a global network of Larp sellers. However, the Design Studio never lost it's touch and it's regard to the customer and the Gamer. Aside the series for retailers, each client has the possibility to own his individual and custom-made Larp-sword.
Forging ones own blade is an epic and noble undertaking. Fraught with problems of sourcing only the finest (and game legal) materials, we are now able to offer Epic Armoury's own cores. Strong, sturdy and felixble, when combined with Epic Armoury's plastazote foam these will form the basis of any melee weapon you could possibly wish to create.
Please note that these cores are not suitable for creating projectile weaponry. Of Science & Swords and Epic Armoury carry no responsibility for injury or mishap that may occur as a result of attempting to create your own weaponry.