You have traveled an impossible distance in search of the dragon’s lair, and now you stand before its entrance. You can feel the heat radiating from inside and smell the sulfur. This will be the greatest battle of your life.
You pull your Crusader sword from its sheath and continue forward to meet your destiny. Whether you succeed or fail, you will go forth with the confidence of a seasoned knight.
Your squire buckles the straps of your custom-fit armour, adjusting it to be comfortable and snug over your gambeson. Then you are handed your piece-de-resistance: the First Crusader sword. You paid top coin for this sword, and you expect people will be impressed when they see how it shines on the battlefield.
Your blacksmith assured you that the First Crusader’s design was both effective and awe-inspiring, and you’re one to agree. You are a mighty warrior, indeed, to be the owner of such fine craftsmanship. A fitting symbol of your godly-given status.
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.
"I feel lied to, Alan!" Samuel yelled as another arrow pinged off the wide brim of his helm
"Not much for it now. It's not like we can stop halfway through and enjoy a slice of orange and a mug of water, is HAAAA!"
They both stared at the quivering shaft that now protruded from Alan's chainmail. The links were completely useless against the bodkin heads. The soldier sagged to his knees amoung the muck of the churned earth and fallen bodies, tears in his eyes as he grasped at the wood piercing him. Samuel rushed ot his side, grabbing Alan's wrists.
"No, you fool! You remove that and you'll just bleed out." He dropped to be level with Alan, both men in the mud as the battle raged on about both men. The din of the battle, it's clanging steel and screaming men faded away for Samuel as he held onto his brother-in-arms.
"You were lied to, S-Sammy," Alan gasped "We... we were never..."
Alan coughed blood as he whispered his last "Never going to make it to the...to the juice vault..."
Designed to be the maximum allowable size under the Swordcraft rules set, this shield has the Epic Armoury tri-position grip to allow you to hold it no matter what style of shield bearer you need to be.
Rolant unties his horse from the hitching post in front of the scrubby tavern. After asking around for the girl that he is targeting, he is even more disgruntled. What seemed to be a rather uncomplicated task, has turned into a sly cat-and-mouse game, and it pesters him achingly.
His employer Lord Arick had been furious with the situation, that had cost him a considerable amount of gold and a handful of his better guards. ”This defier of the law must be stopped! That little turncoat, should never ever see the light of day again!”, the fat old galoot had spat at him. As Rolant mounts his blue roan and rides towards Hincam Forest, he expects no lucky breakthroughs, but then a thought strikes him...
Yet another valiant member emerges from the forge to join the line of Stronghold: Epic Armoury’s Stronghold Knightly Sword, the executor of justice!
The sword has a 65 cm fullered blade designed to be lightweight, while maintaining its structural stability. Made from EVA foam around a fibreglass core and finished with a strong and impressive paintwork, this sword is just as soft as any latex coated weapon but even more sturdy in battle! The longer version exhibits a 20 cm long, fullered spacer made from polyurethane foam, that is sculpted and hand painted to give it a patina finish. The gold coloured crossguard is embellished with subtle steel details, and the handle is cast and painted to appear like brown leather. A simple circular pommel at the end of the handle stands as a promise, that this sword will take no nonsense and bring justice whenever it is needed.
The Stronghold Knightly Sword is high quality gear due to its impressive durability and magnificent details. This sword will make you confident in the safety and appeal of your LARP weapon on the battlefield, be you a pious crusader or a courageous defender of the realm. Available in two different lengths and steel or gold colour.
Rumours are heard whispered in the hallways of the castle and the straits of the Citadel about a usurper. The crafty lady-in-waiting, that you slept with last night, seemed more exhilarated gossiping about how unknown forces within the court are plotting against the old king and his only son. “Who would possibly want that sad excuse of an heir anywhere near the throne, once the old man is dead”, she had tattled with unabashed excitement.
Gossip is not a part of your duties though. Your paramount task is protecting the life of your king at all times; always alert and armed. You would gladly give your life for this man who has been appointed to rule by the Gods. Just as you put on your helmet you hear loud, agitated voices outside in the courtyard...
Very few things offer greater protective qualities than steel, when it comes to historical armour. But with steel also comes disadvantages like weight, inflexibility and the need for constant maintenance to protect against rust. Nevertheless, in this day and age, unless you are on the re-enactment or SCA battlefield, you simply don’t need the level of protection that steel affords.
We here at Epic Armoury would like to present our Light Kit Edition Armours. Light Kit Armours are armours made out of Polyurethane, meant to resemble authentic metallic armours. Created with weight, comfort and utility in mind, Light Kit edition armours are for those people, who want to look like they are wearing authentic metallic armours while being comfortable.
To the untrained eye, these polyurethane armours are difficult to distinguish from their metallic counterparts.They are, however, more comfortable to wear and can be worn for long periods of time without discomfort. Indeed, the flexible nature of this armour means that it can bend to the contours of your body in a way that rigid steel will not. Each part is typically a quarter of the weight of their steel equivalent, allowing for faster movement with less fatigue. Each piece is hand painted with a durable acrylic finish and is detailed to look as realistic as possible. The maintenance free finish will not rust like steel does and can be worn in all kinds of weather. Adjustable leather straps and the flexible nature of the armour allows it to be comfortably worn. The Knightly Light Kit Helmet is inspired by Medieval armour and valiant knights
This armour is perfect for a variety of uses such as LARP, Cosplay, Costume Parties or Theatre.
Polyurethane armour is a new project collaboration between Epic Armoury and The Knight Shop International designing under the brand names "Red Dragon Armoury" and "Light Kit".
There are wars worth fighting for in this world, meant to defend the righteous and serve true justice. As you prepare your armour and your horse for the journey, you believe you are setting off to join such a war. Your god supports the cause.
Your family is tearful as they say goodbye, watching as you place your Crusader Helmet upon your head before mounting your horse. With a wave you are on the road, their mournful faces behind you as you ride toward your devout purpose.
Epic Armoury’s Crusader Helmet is an enclosed helmet designed to protect the head during combat. The helmet has a flat helm with a large faceplate detailed with rivets and rolled steel visor reinforcing 8 x 2 cm eye slits. Six large oval breathing holes below the eyes improve ventilation. Pair this helmet with a mail coif or padding for a historical look.
Secure the Crusader Helmet by tightening the leather strap beneath the chin, keeping the helmet in place. 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.
Available in sizes Medium and Large.
Considered to be a type of enclosed helmet worn in the late 12th- to 13th-centuries
Evolved from the nasal helm
Often worn over a mail coif and padding to absorb force of blows
Depicted in the storm on Jerusalem during the First Crusade
Made from 1mm/19 gauge thick mild steel
Rolled edges with no sharp edges
Straps and fittings made from top-grain leather
Hand made, welded pieces for maximum durability
Polished steel finish
Epic Armoury metal works products should still be treated with oil and kept in dry storage. All our metal armours contain leather parts that need regular maintenance using leather-care products to keep the leather from drying out.
The street is a hard place to conduct business, but it’s a way of life you’ve become very good at keeping. Unfortunately, a poor ol’ sap hasn’t paid his dues. You’re an understanding sort, but you can’t risk looking soft. Not on the street.
So, you decide to give the ol’ sap a visit. Pulling out your Trench Knife and preparing your most intimidating look, you don’t expect this meeting to last very long. You’ll get your money today or the chap will be missing a few teeth. You’ll let him decide.
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 Stiletto 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.
You are a citizen of the Roman Empire, and a professional heavy infantryman of the Roman Army. You enlisted in your legion for twenty-five years of service, and you are both relieved and anxious to know you have only a few years left.
As you double-check your military-issued sword and Bollocks Dagger are securely in their holders, you feel prepared alongside your fellow soldiers to go into battle. You just hope that your training will continue to serve you well. At the very least, you have confidence in the sharpness of your weapon.