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Blog - Darkblade Larp

Witcher double back scabbard

Inspiration for players comes from a variety of sources, computer games being one of them. We've had a stab at a twin back scabbard based on the ones from the Witcher series of games. This is the first pass based on the single back scabbard we already make It's not a copy of the Witcher one as there are plenty of people making replicas but an attempt to give the same look if someones ch... read more

The Doktor will see you now

The Herr Doktor apron was inspired by the Salvation medical bag as a cheaper and different way of outfitting a battle surgeon. It's quite easy to picture someone up to their elbows on gore running from one casualty to the next causing terror wherever they stop. It's also inspired the vambrace kits with potion bottles and scalpels on them. It might even be time to revisit the Herr Doktor... read more

Orc Ripper Helmet

11/10/2016

Orc, larp helmet, orc helmet

I do like the look of this helmet. It was obviously inspired by some of the orc helmets from Lord of the Rings, but it's one thing to see a picture and another to actually get a similar sort of look when it's in three dimensions and a different material. The spikes took quite a while to get right and have to be exacly the right combination of thickness and flexibility. Too thick and yo... read more

Unicorn Drinking Horns

These are a nice twist(forgive the pun) on drinking horns. We've never seen them anywhere else but doubtless our supplier is selling them to someone else. They're a standard horn with a heavy sidewall that has had spiral grooves ground into it. They come in a variety of patterns but this is the present one. I wouldn't fancy the job of grinding those spirals. Forget the concentratio... read more

The Gnome King's hat

It's amazing what you can build once you've got the basic patterns right. This one is based on the hat pattern that was developed for the leather tricorns in the pirate section. When Empire was launched by PD they said they'd like headcover options for all the nations. Looking around at inspirational material for the league I found a 15th century italian painting with this hat in it... read more