Oh no, you think, as a sword and a Ready for Battle Helmet are thrust into your farm-calloused hands. You’ve never been trained as a soldier, let alone asked to fight on a dangerous battlefield!
But here you are, suddenly standing in a row of your neighbors. You await the advancing orc raid said to be headed for your farms and your town, and you just hope that somehow you’ll make it through. At least your Helmet feels solid on your head. That’s something to be thankful for, at least...right?
Ready for Battle Helmet is an essential for any person intending to experience the battlefield. Considered to be one of the most important pieces of armor, this helmet is inspired by 12th century design used by the Crusaders. Its simple design allows this helmet to be used perfectly in a variety of different genres and character-types. Made of 1 mm thick mild steel and top-grain leather straps and fittings, these armour is built to withstand the abuse of a LARP or reenactment with regular leather and metal armour care.
Available in size Medium.
Also referred to as a “cervelliere,” introduced during the late 12th century
Pointed shape reminiscent of later “cervelliere” designs toward the 13th century
Worn by commoners and non-professional soldiers due to its cheap and easy production
Worn either alone or over a chainmail coif to protect the throat
A simple leather loop to keep your sword at your side.
Just remember to get one on each side or your pants are going to feel oddly unbalanced in a way that can't be accounted for when bragging at the tavern bar.
One of your greatest lessons was learning never to be caught, and it is the person who is always moving who survives. You travel from tavern to barn to abandoned shack, never growing attached or creating ties. You are the wandering adventurer.
On your travels you keep your weapon close by, secure inside your Sword Holder. Along with your armour and your skill, you expect that you may yet live to be a wisened old veteran. You certainly have the survival instinct.
Epic Armoury’s Sword Holder is a leather frog designed to keep your weapon handy and angled to prevent being entangled during battle. Embellished with a pointed cut, this frog is 13 cm long, open at both ends, and will accommodate a weapon up to 5 cm in diameter. Soft split-leather has been added to the inside of the hoop to protect your weapon, also providing just enough resistance to keep your weapon from falling out without making it difficult to withdraw.
Match this Sword Holder with any character you wish to equip by securing the holder to your belt through the 7 cm belt loop. Made from vegetable-tanned full-grain leather and stitched around the edges, this weapon holder is built to keep its shape and withstand the abuse of a LARP with regular leather care.
The Right Hand Sword Holder is designed to be used by a right-handed player (sits on left-side).
The Left Hand Sword Holder is designed to be used by a left-handed player (sits on right-side).
Available in colours Black and Brown.
Also referred to as a frog
Historically used to hold the scabbard of an edged weapon vertically from the belt
There is beauty in nature, and that beauty is reflected in your father’s RFB Braided Elven Sword. With its carefully crafted handle and elegant curved blade, it cuts through the air as though magic--and you imagine it’s likely that it was forged using such spells.
Now the sword is yours, and it is always at your side. The sword is well-crafted and ready to defend against those who would defile the natural sanctum of your home.
The Ready for Battle (RFB) range is a light-hitting range designed with children and light-touch LARPs in mind.
It may not be suitable for medium-to-heavy hitting LARP games.
Your look out upon your troops, staring into the faces of the soldiers who may never return. Their blood is on your hands already, and it is a responsibility you hold with a heavy, but resigned heart.
“We must fight,” you shout for them all to hear. You are a mighty figure with your armour and Defender sword, a symbol to strike confidence in these soldiers. “For our homes and for our families, we will fight until we can fight no more!” With a resounding cheer, your troops ready themselves for the charge.
It’s a new day, the air crisp and the sun bright on the horizon. It was a long night of battle and you feel the exhaustion deep within your bones--but the sun and the hope that it brings does wonders to refuel your soul.
Clutching your bloodied RFB Errant sword, you retreat from the now quiet field back to your army’s camp. You will regroup and rest and fight once more, but for now you take solace in living one more day.