The sunrise peeks over the horizon long after you are already awake and practicing your sword drills. A jianke must practice daily with the Jian sword to become a true master, and you take your duty as a soldier seriously.
As you finish the thousandth practiced cut, slicing through the air with perfect form, you feel a certain peace overcome you. Practicing with your sword is like a form of meditation.
Almost all LARP weapons are made from a foam that is then covered in a plasticised acrylic-latex paint. If not maintained, this paint eventually dries out and can flake or crack. To avoid, a silicon outer coat is applied to all weapons but is slowly worn off as the weapon strikes other weapons, shields and armour. Maintenance spray ensures your weapons are kept in the best condition possible by reinforcing this silicon layer and keeping the PAX paint underneath it moist and supple. It should be applied after every combat, or at least once a month.
Available in 150ml or 400ml spray packs, and a 250ml pump pack.
You are a citizen of the Roman Empire, and a professional heavy infantryman of the Roman Army. You enlisted in your legion for twenty-five years of service, and you are both relieved and anxious to know you have only a few years left.
As you grip your military-issued Ancient Spear, preparing alongside your fellow soldiers to go into battle, you hope that your training will continue to serve you well. At the very least, you have confidence in the sharpness of your weapon.
As your grandaddy once preached, give a fool a pike and he’ll defeat a trained, but foolish horseman. Give a trained fool a pike, and you’ve just defeated an army.
With this in mind, you decided to become a master of the Pike Pole. No one on horseback or any weapon of short stature dare run you down for fear of their lives. Your grandaddy would be proud.
Epic Armoury’s Pike Pole is a 90cm spear designed for infantry, inspired by both the glaive and pike. It features a long bladed spearhead with a clawed spike, sculpted and hand painted to look like real metal. The head is actually made of soft foam, reinforced with a harder foam core. It attaches to the hand painted shaft, textured to look like dark wood. The grip is shorter to allow for better close combat.
Made from durable closed cell foam around a solid 10 mm fibreglass core and finished with a strong latex coating, your new LARP spear will provide the safety and appeal you want when crafting your Defiant kit.
A true pike would feature a spearhead without a blade or claw
Pikes and bladed spears often competed in length to outmatch opponents
Was not historically great in close combat, but this version has been shortened to be more wieldy on the battlefield
Strong latex coating with a round fibreglass core
Strong Kevlar core tip protection
Made from durable closed cell foam that does not shred