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27 Aug 2012 - 14:1290001
Where to buy LARP/latex weapons?
Hey all

So I'm sure there's a sticky somewhere with resources for weapons, but I can't find it.

Where do you go to for things like swords and shields? Or do you make them yourself? I'm nowhere near clever enough to start mucking around making a decent longsword, and have been scanning the LARP forums.

Ouch, those prices! I'm not paying £50 for a fake sword - can anyone recommend a decent fancy dress equivalent? I'd like something at least passably realistic, if possible, and eBay is proving fruitless.


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27 Aug 2012 - 14:3290003
Unfortunatley you pay for quality and realism and convention saftey.

that said in your dreams fx on facebook do FANTASTIC work and seem to be slightly cheaper for simple work. but your going to be look around the 30 - 60 mark generally speaking for Larp swords.


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27 Aug 2012 - 14:4090004
He is right my sword has cost £40 to be made :/


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28 Aug 2012 - 06:5890057
Wow, ouch. £30 isn't even a lot but I don't have the cash right now. Is pre-made any cheaper than custom, then? I literally only need a decent looking longsword, something uncomplicated.


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28 Aug 2012 - 10:0990064
Www.larpinn.co.uk


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28 Aug 2012 - 11:1290066
www.lrpstore.co.uk
www.eldritch.com

Or find a second hand one on ebay, which you might get cheaper.

Remember when bearing in mind the cost that not only do these weapons need to look good, they also need to be made safe to hit people with and to be durable so that they won't become unsafe. You're paying for something that fulfills these requirements. Making something yourself is possible but you'll need to know how to work with latex. If you want something cheaper just for posing try making something from balsa wood instead.


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28 Aug 2012 - 12:5590069
Turst me 30 is actually SUPER cheap I highly doubt you will find one for that price brand new, its usually 39/60 off the rack normal price, mine cost 43 for a 100cm basic sword. looks great and con safe ^^ alot of work goes into em.


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28 Aug 2012 - 14:1590073
Thankyou so much for all your input, guys! As I can't guarantee I won't get drunk whilst in costume, I'm going to spend the extra and get a LARP safe weapon - it's not worth me getting over excited as Lady Sif and conking someone with a balsa wood sword! (I kid, I kid. But, still.)

The links provided are really useful, thanks again


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