TributesThe dagger arrived today and is really beautiful, it will look terrific in my wall display. Iíll be back to shop again soon.
An exerpt from Strongblade's Foam, latex Swords, Daggers, Axes and Armor for LARP
Have you ever hit someone with a duct-taped log before? Of course you haven't. No one would ever hit someone else with a duct-taped log. But first-generation LARP weapons (Live Action Role Playing) weren't much different than taped up logs.They were supposed to represent swords or axes or maces, but a stick figure looks more like Michelangelo's David than those things resembled medieval weapons. There was no style, unless of course you were going for third-grade shop-class style. And yes, I realize there was no shop class in third grade. But if there was, I bet they could make better LARP swords than those first generation ones.... Read more
There have been few military units as devastating in their time as the Greek phalanx. Heavily armored and insanely well trained, these soldiers were capable of standing against any and all challengers. Fighting for one's country was an unswerving responsibility among the Greek city-states. Even the poets of the time were tough bastards; most of them wrote only of warfare, courage, resolve and beating the snot out of your enemies.
Greek warriors fought in a phalanx; a unit of heavily armored men that fought in rows, with large shields (hoplons), long spears and short swords. The wealthy made up the majority of the infantry......read more