As you infiltrate the city, you pass by the gates completely unnoticed in your Altair Vest. Had the guards known your intentions, you’d be hunted as a killer. Thankfully today no one knows that you have such a mission.
You find your target as he enters his hideout, two of his guards at his side. There might be a way to get inside without detection--and that’s when you spot the open window on the third floor. That won’t be too difficult to reach. Not for a skilled assassin such as you.
You use the silence as a cloak of armour, masked in the darkness with the help of your Mempo, waiting for the perfect opportunity. You ready your throwing knives, ready to launch your deadly attack when the lord finally emerges from inside the keep. One quick flick of your wrist and the lord breathes his last, you knife hitting its mark...and you vanish, leaving their guards bewildered and afraid.
Char-a'ina translates as "four mirror", referring to the four plates that compose this type of armour. the historical examples that survive to today are usually those of noblemen, highly detailed and engraved with scenes of from the lives of those that wore them. We have left these blank so you can inscribe your own upon the mirror's faces.
Epic Armoury’s Rugged Tanto is a 55 cm LARP dagger inspired by the weapons of feudal Japan. Its 37 cm straight blade has a single-edge, shaped to slash or pierce with perfection. The tanto is meant to be paired with a katana or wakizashi, and serves as a backup weapon in close quarters.
This Rugged Tanto is made of soft EVA foam and is coated in a thick layer of protective latex. Each dagger is hand painted, decorated to look like steel and textured brass without the danger of wielding a real sharpened blade. This particular product features a rectangular crossguard that protects the 15 cm ergonomic grip wrapped in a leather cord. The pommel is sculpted as a flexible ring, ideal for attaching small trophies or ribbon to match your house colours. The leather cord continues up the blade to create a short ricasso.
Special care has been taken to ensure our LARP weapons are safe. This Rugged Tanto was constructed around a solid fibreglass rod core and a flexible kevlar tip to prevent punctures. It’s latex finish require some maintenance to maximize its use and your wellbeing.
Dating Back to the Heian Period
Traditionally used by samurai of feudal Japan
Designed to be drawn from the sheath quickly
Paired with a katana or wakizashi by samurai to display social power and personal honor
A smaller version of this knife would be used by women, hidden in their obi for self-defense
The Khopesh (also vocalized khepesh) is an Egyptian sickle-sword that evolved from battle axes.
A typical khopesh is 50–60 cm in length, though smaller examples do also exist. The blunted edge of the weapon's tip also served as an effective bludgeon, as well as a hook. These weapons changed from bronze to iron in the New Kingdom period. The earliest known depiction of a khopesh is from the Stele of Vultures, depicting King Eannatum of Lagash wielding the weapon; this would date the khopesh to at least 2500 BC.
DO NOT DISAPPOINT THE PHARAOH
Epic Armoury’s Khopesh is a ancient egyptian inspired, 37 cm curved blade. It has no cross-guard, but does have a fine coreless pommel. The sharp organic features takes heavy inspiration from the Khopesh of Ancient Egypt. Made from durable closed cell foam around a fibreglass core and finished with a strong latex coating, you can feel confident that your LARP weapon will provide the safety and appeal you want when crafting your LARP kit.
Originally the khopesh were made of bronze but were later found in iron
A khopesh were made to be a slashing and blunt weapon and due to it’s heavy nature it could be used for both.
Curved is especially effective for slashing (instead of stabbing) in combat
This couldn't be how it ended. Alan dead in the muck, leagues away from home, only to die in the sand. His thoughts raced in the sickly sweet smelling air. Peach and copper and mango and wheat grass all fought inside his nose as the other man breathed in his face. "This is the last dagger you'll ever see, Crusader Dog!" the hashshin crowed, as he sat astride Samuel, knife to his throat as he lay in the sand just outside what he thought to be his final goal. This took Samuel by surprise "So it's a dessert dagger, then?" "Yes, it's a... no! Wait, what?!" But that was all the distraction he needed. A swift headbutt rang both of their helmets like bells, the chainmail on the kulah khud jangling in harmony like the smaller ones attached to festive holly. As his assailant reeled Samuel shoved him off and sprang to his feet. Quickly grabbing his templar shield, he delivered a swift kick to the ribs and then ran inside the building. "For the Sovereign!" Samuel roared "Juice Vault!"
WOULD YOU SACRIFICE YOUR LIFE FOR THE PHARAOH?
Whether your LARP-character is a loyal soldier or a treacherous backstabbing priest, it is written in stone and hieroglyphs, that the Epic Armoury Desert Dagger is the perfect knife for you. Even though it bears a remarkable resemblance to the ceremonial knife, that was found in the tomb of the great pharaoh Tutankhamun's, this dagger is not made of any extraterrestrial material. It is in fact made from durable closed cell foam around a fibreglass core and finished with a strong latex coating that will withstand LARP combat and abuse. The 28 cm knife has a two-edged blade with a central ridge, no crossguard and a flattened pommel, and the handle is wrapped in leather, trimmed with a single, fine gold line. When you are crafting your LARP kit, this dagger will make you look like you belong in the desert
The Ancient Egyptians used daggers for self-protection, close quarter combat & warfare, but they were also pieces of adornment or ceremonial objects
In ancient Egypt, daggers were usually made of copper or bronze, while royalty had gold weapons
Epic Armoury's Dastan Gambeson is a padded long-sleeve coat covering the torso from neck, down over the hips and thighs all the way down to the shin both on the front and back. It can be worn on its own or serve as essential padding under mail or armour. The gambeson is donned like a jacket and closed on the front with straps, allowing the wearer to customize the tightness of the fit. The shoulders are easily detachable by untying its cotton cords on the shoulders and sleeves, each cord secured through long-lasting brass eyelets. The gambeson design is created with a two-colour design in mind, giving a splash of colour to it.
Heavily inspired by persian soldiers, who wielded clotheswith shapes very similar to this gambeson
Thick enough to serve as its own armour, this sturdy gambeson is constructed with heavy layers of fluffed cotton canvas sandwiched between dyed wool on the outside and softer cotton lining on the inside. All these layers are stitched together in vertical lines, keeping the padding in place.
Available in Epic Black/Dark Blue and Off White/Desert Beige and Dark Red/Epic Black and sizes Small/Medium, Large/X-Large and 2X-Large
Quilted armours have been around since at least 400 BCE
Used as padding under chainmail or plate armour
Could stop heavy arrows and mace and axe impacts with the addition of overlaying chainmail
"There it is again! What was that!?" whispered Trema.
"You're being paranoid," responded Durgon "ain't nothing here but us, this treasure, and this large statue."
The statue waited until they past before flexing its arms again.
You watch the caravan coming up the road from far off, counting at least two guards and a handful of merchants. Only one of them is on horseback, with the cart pulled by a sad pair of mules.
You feel confident in your new Rogue Arm, smirking as you signal to your fellows who lie in the shadows. There may not be much to steal, but you and your mates will take it all.
Epic Armoury’s Epic Dark Rogue Arm is a pair of vambraces featuring intimidating, pointed elbow couters. These vambraces protect the top of the forearm down to the wrist, secured by two comfortable leather straps. Rolled edges and small ridges around the rim further protect the elbow and arm, making it less likely that you would take a lucky strike from an enemy
The Rogue Arm is designed to match Epic Armoury’s Rogue Armour, but is fully usable with other Epic Armoury metal products, giving you the freedom to customize your character’s costume. Made of 1 mm thick galvanized mild steel and top-grain leather, this armour set is built to withstand the abuse of a LARP or reenactment with regular leather and metal armour care.
Plate armour became more popular as firearm technology became more prevalent during the 13th century
Historically designed with sculpted ridges and overlapping plates to provide reinforced protection and to deflect attacks on a chaotic battlefield
The elven army is an incredibly dangerous one, as its members have all trained longer than most mortals have been alive. You are a member of such army. Dressed in matching armour, you stand at attention with your nearly identical kindred, your Illumine Helmet like a crown thanks to it pointed crest.
There is no fear on your face as your Lady sits upon her stag and surveys the orcs before you. The orcs gather in their chaos, their numbers far out matching your own. But still you do not fear, for every elf is worth at least ten of the enemy.
Epic Armoury’s Illumine Bracers is a style of bracers inspired by the elven warriors of fantasy. Designed to act as armguards during combat, the Illumine bracers are sleek and elegant, as well as functional. Overlapping welded plates along the arms also provide some flexibility to turn twist your body. Enjoy this easy to wear design, demanding attention on the battlefield with such details as the pointed crest and curved lines.
This high-fantasy armour is secured by tightening the leather straps around your wrists. Made of 1 mm thick mild steel and top-grain leather straps and fittings, this armour piece is finished with a brass coating that gives it a particularly regal appearance. With regular leather and metal armour care, it will last for many seasons.
One hand holds firm, the other moves upwards... That is the rythme that you find comfortable as you scale the canopy of the large tree, looking upwards for a moment you scout around for the next outcropping, silently thanking the gods for giving you the foresight to carry arm guards instead of gauntlets.
Thanks to your simple and lightweight gear, including your Scout Arm guards, you manage to stay mobile and out of trouble, but such is the lot in life for a scout.
Epic Armoury’s Scout Arm Guards are a set of mild steel arm guards designed to protect the front your forearm. Each arm guard consists of one plate, secured together using sturdy, but flexible straps of leather. The arm guards are made from 1mm steel, forged to fit comfortably over the front of your forearm from your wrist to your elbow joint . .
These Scout Arm guards are designed to fit comfortably over your forearm , secured with and adjustable double leather band around he upper mid and lower mid of the armguard.. Made from polished mild steel with rolled edges, these arms guards are practical and affordable. With its low-fantasy and neutral appearance, these Scout Leg guards are easily paired with other Epic Armoury metal works.
Your hand smashes down another fool hardy defender rushing to their death. With a grin on your face your charge into the shield wall of the last remaining troops, your vigour and brutality striking fear into their hearts.
One of your hands cross the shield wall, your Raider Bracer slamming metal first into the nose of one of the defender, breaking the formation. They try to stab your hand but the metal and underlying chainmail makes it impossible...
Epic Armoury’s Raider Bracers is a combination of vambrace and hand-plate connected with a chainmail underneath. Paired with your own leather glove, these robust rust covered steel plates efficiently protect the back of your hand, thumb, and underarm while strong chainmail connect the plates to ensure unbridled--but protected--movement. With a Dark and rusty appearance to give it a more evil and brutish look, these bracers would work perfectly with either Northern Marauders or Pillaging orcs.
Made of 1 mm thick mild steel and vegetable-tanned 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..
Someone might say that you are a cruel person. The truth is that you aren’t cruel--but you certainly aren’t a hero, either. The Battle of Delle is not one for your homeland or for your own people, but the pay is good and the fighting even better.
Life as a mercenary has made you into a hardened and effective warrior, and while some call it ‘luck’ when your enemy’s sword slides off your RFB Arm Protection, you call it strategy. After all, now your enemy’s heart is a wide open target.
Epic Armoury’s Ready for Battle Arm Protection is an essential for any person intending to experience the battlefield. Protect your forearms from lucky sword attacks and the occasional wayward arrow. Due to these vambraces’ simple style, this is an armour solution that can be used across different genres and character-types.
Two leather straps are used to keep each of the RFB Arm Protection vambraces in place. Made of 1 mm thick mild steel and top-grain leather straps and fittings, these oxidation resistant coated armor pieces are built to withstand the abuse of a LARP or reenactment with regular leather and metal armor care.
Available in size Medium.
Unlike popular belief, arm protection was only called a “bracer” if it was meant to protect the forearm of an archer. Actual forearm protection like this would have been called a vambrace or forearm guard
Plate armor became more popular as firearm technology became more prevalent during the 13th century
Epic Dark Metal is the result of a long ongoing development. The Epic Dark Metal comes to life after a series of surface treatments, giving the armour the special rugged, antique look. Epic Dark Metal finish protects brilliantly against rust and is very durable.