This bestselling Epic Armoury Maintenance Silicone is used for maintenance of Live Action Role Playing foam weapons and equipment covered with latex and/or varnish.
Directions for use:
Latex equipment must be coated with a thin layer of silicone at all times. This prevents the surfaces from drying out, and will prolong the lifespan of your latex equipment. Always check your latex equipment before and after each use. Spray the silicone directly onto your latex product and work it into the entire surface (avoiding leather handles) either with a piece of cloth or using a flat hand. If necessary, wipe off any excess with a dry cotton cloth. Always store your latex equipment in a dry and dark place.
Epic Armoury’s Folding Shovel is a 60 cm spade made from foam, handcrafted to imitate an entrenching tool used by the military and survivalists alike. Entrenching shovels like this particular model have been used since WWII, and were considered a necessary part of a soldier’s equipment. They were even considered ancillary weapons, sharpened and used in close quarters at the Battle of Stalingrad.
Constructed from EVA foam around an 8 mm solid fibreglass rod, this Folding Shovel is finished with a durable layer of latex to prevent shredding and to give it a realistic, smooth surface. The 39 cm handle is carved and hand painted to look like real wood grain, while the 31 cm long head has a nice army-green metal finish with worn edges.
The shovel’s head is not actually foldable, but it includes fine details to give the impression that it can be! It is also reinforced to keep the head of the shovel from breaking, despite heavy use. Use this improvised axe against raiders, zombies, and radioactive rodents--while maintaining an air of ‘practicalism’ thanks to its multifunctional nature.
A Tool for Military Strategy
Entrenching tools were used in ancient times by Roman legionnaires to dig ditches around their camps
The entrenching tool was designed to fold easily for transport, and serve as both a shovel and a pick
Entrenching tools were also considered a weapon and were often sharpened by soldiers in WWI and WWII