Epic Armoury’s Landsknecht Rondel is a solid 46 cm. dagger inspired by the mercenary Landsknechts of the Hansa State era. Whether your LARP-character is a conniving scoundrel who's trade is skulduggery & espionage or simply just a rogue on the run, this dagger is for you. It features a 28 cm. blade with a central ridge and a fine wood-like handle protected by a cross guard in the shape of a twisted bronze ring. The bronze coloured pommel is rounded, designed as a basic interpretation of a knight’s “rondel dagger”. When fighting enemies close-quarter in heavy plate armour, daggers like this would have been used to force between the joints.
Special care has been taken to ensure that our LARP weapons are safe. This dagger was constructed around a solid fibreglass rod core and a flexible kevlar tip to prevent punctures. Its latex finish requires some maintenance to maximize its use and your wellbeing.
The German ‘Landsknechts’ were feared soldiers on 16th Century battlefields and had a reputation for remorceless violence
It was said that the devil refused to let Landsknechts into hell, because he was so afraid of them
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 Rondel Dagger 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.
Epic Armoury’s Rondel Dagger is a solid dagger with a comfortable split-leather wrapped handle. The crossguard and pommel are rounded, designed as a basic interpretation of a knight’s “rondel dagger.” When fighting enemies in heavy plate armour, daggers like this would have been worn by a knight and forced between the joints.
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 authentic kit. Whether your business is running the realm, defending your homestead or backstabbing the higher-social classes, this multi-purpose tool is for you.
Used by a variety of people from merchants to knights
Worn at the waist and used as both a utility tool and a side-arm in battle
Historically designed for stabbing or cutting, while proving ineffective at slashing
The First Rule of the Sword is thus: put the point into the other man.
As the world's most skilled duelist, it is a rule you've educated countless people in. At this point, your sword is not just a weapon, but an extension of your body. You are never seen without your storied Rapier.
Epic Armoury’s Rapier is a medium latex sword inspired by European medieval weapons. The sword is 85 cm long and has a 70 cm straight double-edged blade with a central ridge. The crossguard curves toward the blade to trap incoming strikes, protecting a 10 cm detailed handle with metal embellishments and real leather wrapped around the grip.
Whether you are a nobleman or a valiant musketeer, this Rapier is our highest quality gear due to its impressive durability and detail. The blade is made from closed cell foam around a fibreglass core and finished with a strong latex coating, while the handle is a polyurethane foam cast that allows for greater detail and no maintenance. This next generation model sword will make you confident in the safety and appeal of your weapon on the battlefield.
A sword optimized for thrusting, but could also be used for cutting and slashing
Typically considered to be a long, narrow bladed sword with a protective hilt
Usually paired with a buckler, dagger, sword, or cloak
The sword sits in your baldric hanging down over your Aramis Shirt, faithful to its master despite the challenges. It has been a long and dusty road, but that sword has remained at your side through it all.
As your infantry unit comes to a halt, there is the tension one always feels before the fight. You resist the anxiety, because the moment you step into battle all of that must fade away. It will be you fighting alongside your fellow soldiers, and it will be the sword hanging in your trusted baldric that keeps you alive.
Trust in steel. It doesn’t need to be fancy, leave that to elves. It doesn’t need to be heavy, leave that to the dwarves. Good steel will keep you alive in the hottest and most dangerous fighting.
Your commander’s orders are never far from your mind, and your armour has proven him right dozens of times. Securely fastened, with a good shine and no rest, you will fall before your Churburg Shoulders do. Because you trust in steel.