These simple copper shields are wielded by the arthi troops that have sworn allegiance to the Lion Emperor. The arthi themselves are human but consider themselves superior to the kingdoms of man; legend has it they have true lion's blood in their veins to account for their fighting prowess. Everyone else politely doubts it but none speak too loudly - the arthi of the Lion Emperor razed the city of Karthin to the ground when their king embarrassed the Emperor with ease. It stands as a powerful lesson to the other city-states and they pay tributes of gold and myrrh to the Lion Emperor each year. Such is the price of peace.
You strike your sword against your Shield of Lionidas, shouting alongside your legionaries outside the gates of Syracuse. Inside, their people are filled with terror, deafened by your army’s trumpets and noise. Arrows rain down and you and your fellow soldiers form a barrier with your shields.
There is nothing that can stop you. The design of your shield allows you to stand in close formation, advancing on their defenders and dispatching them quickly.
Epic Armory’s Shield of Lionidas is a concave shield inspired by the famous Greek warriors who faced the thousand nations of the Persian Empire. This 70 cm shield is handpainted and sculpted to look like bronze with deep dents and scrapes from previous battles. A capital lambda, or V-shape, is carved into the face with its point at the dead centre.
Wear this Shield of Lionidas left- or right-handed with the use of one leather grip and an adjustable leather arm strap on the back, secured through hard EVA foam for a reliable and solid grip made to last. Feel confident that this latex shield will withstand the continued abuse of a LARP with regular latex maintenance.
Inspired by the classical Spartan chalkaspis, a round shield made of bronze with a big capital lambda, or V-Shape, on the face
Unisex hood in double layer, with embroideries. Outer layer of felted wool, and lining of soft 100% cotton.The edge is made from a beautiful different coloured polyester fur. The hood is wind- and waterproof.
Maintenance: Wash wollen items by hand, using hair shampoo and conditioner in the lukewarm water. Mashine wash only using the wool program, and a special wool wash.Do not bleach or tumbledry.
The Jin-Baori is an Asian inspired battle overcoat. It comes down to the thighs and is edged graficly in front, sleeves and bottom. The back features two slits, also edged and with a detail on top. The eyelets on both front and back allows you to point shoulder armour through the garment, for a top dressed battle look.QualityThe Jin-Baori is made from a heavy weight 100% cotton canvas, edged with gold coloured polyester.Maintenance:The Jin-Baori can be machine washed warm (40°C). Remember to wash your newly purchased items separately the first few times, thereafter with similar colours. Cotton is a natural fiber, that will shrink approximately 3 % when machine washed.
DISCONTINUED IN 2019 - Still available to order but some colours/sizes may not be available. Check with us before ordering if not showing as currently in stock.
Asian inspired Kimono with ¾ length sleeves. The garment is hip long, and has a double breast that ties in both sides, inside and outside. The Kimono is made from a heavy weight 100% cotton canvas. Maintenance:The Kimono can be machine washed warm (40°C). Remember to wash your newly purchased items separately the first few times, thereafter with similar colours. Cotton is a natural fiber, that will shrink approximately 3 % when machine washed.
Silence. Perfect silence.
You use the silence as a cloak of armour, masked in the darkness and waiting for danger to show itself. You ready your sword, prepared to launch your deadly attack should your Lord’s assassins appear. One quick slice and they will breathe their last, you sword hitting its mark and your Kimono becoming soaked in their dark red blood. When you vanish once more, you’ll leave any of their allies bewildered and afraid.
Epic Armoury’s Dark Red Kimono is a traditional Japanese T-shaped robe with ¾ length sleeves made from heavy red cotton and a reinforced collar. Reaching from the shoulders to the upper thighs, this garment is a great base to an Ancestral costume. The Kimono is worn by tying the left over the right side, securing its cotton straps located on the inside and outside of the waist. The sleeves hang loose just above the wrists, leaving the hands free and allowing the greatest possible freedom of action.
Fully compatible with Epic Armoury's other Asian styles, the Kimono is a great basis for almost any samurai-inspired character you wish to make - be it honourable warrior or dishonoured thief.
Available in sizes X-Small/Small, Medium/Large and X-Large; and colours Dark Red, Epic Black and White.
A traditional Japanese garment since the 8th century
Resembles a kosode, which is a shorter sleeved kimono worn with a hakama
Traditionally secured with a sash tied at the back called an obi
Always traditionally tied with the left over the right side, except when dressing the dead