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post Aug 9 2015, 01:49 PM
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Where do people recommend now for good LRP swords and stuff? I want a new one handed sword for my duellist but it seems Primal Forge is no longer in business?
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post Aug 9 2015, 03:45 PM
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They Stock Eldritch Weapons in the Cabinets down the caves now... along with some other companies stuff... but you will need to come have a look to see whats available. There is no list of whats down there as far as Im aware.

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post Aug 9 2015, 04:05 PM
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Brilliant thanks Grant, im in the market for a decent 1h for my Duellist so i will have a peek next time im down smile.gif
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post Aug 9 2015, 04:37 PM
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I use light armouries now

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post Aug 9 2015, 05:33 PM
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Cheers Dan I will check them out
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post Aug 9 2015, 05:46 PM
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Mmm... Light armouries have some nice weapons. There's a rapier (I know there's no thrusting) and dagger there that seem just meant for my duellist...


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post Aug 9 2015, 09:13 PM
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Larpkit.com, aka Gem's/Having a LARP, stock Medlock - http://www.larpkit.com/larp-swords/

My favourite, but the weighting is not for everyone.

Edited to say; the stock is usually just the one of each weapon, and new stock comes in fairly frequently.


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post Aug 10 2015, 11:05 AM
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QUOTE(Strife @ Aug 9 2015, 10:13 PM) *
My favourite, but the weighting is not for everyone.

That's a good point; what is the balance like on LARP swords? Having never used one, is it basically a foam-covered stick or are the pommels typically weighted to bring the balance-point closer to that of metal weapons?


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post Aug 10 2015, 11:08 AM
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Yes to both. Some are weighted, some aren't. Actual weight and balance points will also vary.

Definitely best to try before you buy.


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post Aug 10 2015, 01:05 PM
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QUOTE(Strife @ Aug 10 2015, 12:08 PM) *
Yes to both. Some are weighted, some aren't. Actual weight and balance points will also vary.

Definitely best to try before you buy.

Are there many places where you can do that? I mean, there was a mention of the caves having a limited selection, but I got the feeling that many people buy online.


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post Aug 10 2015, 01:13 PM
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I'd say as a rule of thumb that if you've never used an lrp weapon before, you shouldn't spend money on one. Wait until you've given it a go, worked out what you like/want and then go from there. Certainly your first time or two at the caves you will be able to borrow stuff.

To answer your question though - no, there aren't many places you can do that. The caves is one, Fest-style LRP events are another (although you will have paid to get in/committed to a weekend away in order to be at one of them). There's an LRP shop somewhere in NE London but I hear bad things about them.



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post Aug 10 2015, 01:38 PM
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QUOTE(Jasper @ Aug 10 2015, 02:13 PM) *
I'd say as a rule of thumb that if you've never used an lrp weapon before, you shouldn't spend money on one. Wait until you've given it a go, worked out what you like/want and then go from there. Certainly your first time or two at the caves you will be able to borrow stuff.

I have a friend / co-conspirator lending me weapon(s) for my upcoming introduction to Labyrinthe, but I was just a little curious. I'll probably look at places where I can try out the swords first rather than ordering online then.


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post Aug 10 2015, 02:22 PM
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Once you know what you like its definitely more viable to buy online, with a good idea of the feel of the weapon before it arrives.

As Jasper says, trying out weapons is easier said than done. That being said, the caves having a stock of weapons is more than most clubs can boast. Fests are really the best place to go shopping, as it were.


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post Aug 10 2015, 09:38 PM
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Well, I'll have to see if I can handle a few weapons on the 5th and get a sense of what options there are. Even though I am borrowing a friend's, it might be nice to check out the 'house' weapons and see how they feel. It's actually a little odd looking at weapons online and not seeing weights and points of balance listed, a just a few vague mentions of 'heavy' and 'light' weights as optional traits.

Some part of me is a little sad about the no-thrusting rule (what's a duellist without a rapier), but I can certainly see the reasons.


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post Aug 11 2015, 06:53 AM
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QUOTE(AnthonyHJ @ Aug 10 2015, 10:38 PM) *
Well, I'll have to see if I can handle a few weapons on the 5th and get a sense of what options there are. Even though I am borrowing a friend's, it might be nice to check out the 'house' weapons and see how they feel. It's actually a little odd looking at weapons online and not seeing weights and points of balance listed, a just a few vague mentions of 'heavy' and 'light' weights as optional traits.

Some part of me is a little sad about the no-thrusting rule (what's a duellist without a rapier), but I can certainly see the reasons.



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You could pop into Viking's store at -

119 Wood Street
Walthamstow
E17 3LL
London
United Kingdom

They have a range of weapons on display that they probably wont mind you picking up and looking at. They take their time on mail order, they import everything from - https://www.dein-larp-shop.de/?___store=dls...om_store=dls_de - which is a German LARP store which is also amazing! these guys have the best customer service ever and speak perfect English.


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