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LARP Echelon Series

LARP Echelon Series

Our Echelon Series is a fantastic all-around series. The products look great, last a long time, and aren't a critical hit to your wallet. Echelon products feature extra thick padding for comfort and safety, and high quality finishing touches like leather-wrapped hilts and engraved designs.
SBIF-DM-BATON

SBIF-DM-BATON

LARP Foam Baton

$54

In Stock!

SBIF-DM-GRENADE

SBIF-DM-GRENADE

LARP Foam Grenade

$13

In Stock!

SBIF-DM-KNIFE

SBIF-DM-KNIFE

LARP Foam Combat Knife

$22

In Stock!

SBIF-DM-KNUCKLE

SBIF-DM-KNUCKLE

LARP Foam Knuckleduster

$31

In Stock!

SBIF-DM-TONFA

SBIF-DM-TONFA

LARP Foam Tonfa

$37

In Stock!

SBIF-LRP-TANKARD

SBIF-LRP-TANKARD

Foam LARP or tankards mug

$46

In Stock!

SBIF-SHD-DRAGONWING

SBIF-SHD-DRAGONWING

Dragon Wing LARP Shield

$92

In Stock!

SBIF-SHD-SPARTAN

SBIF-SHD-SPARTAN

LARP Foam Spartan Shield

$89

In Stock!

SBIF-SHD-TOWER

SBIF-SHD-TOWER

Footmans Tower LARP Shield

$149

In Stock!

SBIF-SPARTAN

SBIF-SPARTAN

Durable Foam Sword, Performance Core

$44

In Stock!

SBIF-SWD-BLADESINGER

SBIF-SWD-BLADESINGER

Durable Foam Sword, Performance Core

$100

In Stock!

SBIF-SWD-CHOPPA

SBIF-SWD-CHOPPA

Durable Foam Sword, Performance Core

$72

In Stock!

SBIF-SWD-DARKELVEN

SBIF-SWD-DARKELVEN

Elven Durable Foam Sword with Performance Core

$105

In Stock!

SBIF-WPN-GUARDIANSPEAR

SBIF-WPN-GUARDIANSPEAR

Guardian LARP Foam Spear

$125

In Stock!

SBEG-ACC-RINGMOUNT-LG

SBEG-ACC-RINGMOUNT-LG

2.5-Inch Mount for Swords, Axes, Daggers and More

$20

Out of Stock

SBIF-3KNIFEHOLDER

SBIF-3KNIFEHOLDER

Leather Holster for Three foam Throwing Knives

$31

Out of Stock

SBIF-ACC-VSWDFROG

SBIF-ACC-VSWDFROG

LARP Victory Sword Frog

$25

Out of Stock

SBIF-ASSASIN

SBIF-ASSASIN

Rugged Two-Handed Foam Sword with Performance Core

$56

Out of Stock

SBIF-BOW-BATTLE

SBIF-BOW-BATTLE

Ready for Battle Bow for Use with LARP Arrows

$88

Out of Stock

SBIF-BRA-ORC-STEEL

SBIF-BRA-ORC-STEEL

Orc Steel Arm Bracers

$31

Out of Stock

SBIF-CAPE-LRG-BLACK

SBIF-CAPE-LRG-BLACK

Medieval Hooded Cape

$56

Out of Stock

SBIF-DARTKNIFE

SBIF-DARTKNIFE

Durable Foam Throwing Knives, Orc-style

$17

Out of Stock

SBIF-DM-BASEBALLBAT

SBIF-DM-BASEBALLBAT

LARP Foam Baseball Bat

$105

Out of Stock

SBIF-DM-CLEAVER

SBIF-DM-CLEAVER

LARP Foam Meat Cleaver

$69

Out of Stock

SBIF-DM-NAILCLUB

SBIF-DM-NAILCLUB

LARP Foam Nail Club

$79

Out of Stock

SBIF-DM-RIOTSHD

SBIF-DM-RIOTSHD

LARP Foam Riot Shield

$198

Out of Stock

SBIF-DM-SHURIKEN

SBIF-DM-SHURIKEN

LARP Foam Shuriken Star

$13

Out of Stock

SBIF-DM-SLEDGEHAM

SBIF-DM-SLEDGEHAM

LARP Foam Sledge Hammer

$95

Out of Stock

SBIF-ELVENTHROWINGKNIFE

SBIF-ELVENTHROWINGKNIFE

Elven Foam (LARP) Throwing Knife

$15

Out of Stock

SBIF-HEADSMANAXE

SBIF-HEADSMANAXE

Durable Foam Axe with Flexible Fiberglass Core

$119

Out of Stock

SBIF-HELLFANG

SBIF-HELLFANG

Durable Foam Hand-and-a-Half Sword, Performance Core

$123

Out of Stock

SBIF-HELM-ASSASSIN

SBIF-HELM-ASSASSIN

Assasins Leather Helmet

$73

Out of Stock

SBIF-HELM-BLACKICE

SBIF-HELM-BLACKICE

Black Ice Helmet

$170

Out of Stock

SBIF-HELM-ELVEN

SBIF-HELM-ELVEN

Elven Helmet

$154

Out of Stock

SBIF-IMPERIALDAGGER

SBIF-IMPERIALDAGGER

Durable Foam Dagger with Flexible Fiberglass Core

$59

Out of Stock

SBIF-PEACEKEEPERSTAFF

SBIF-PEACEKEEPERSTAFF

Rugged 6-Foot Foam Quarterstaff with Fiberglass Core

$234

Out of Stock

SBIF-PERSIANBLADE

SBIF-PERSIANBLADE

Rugged Foam Scimitar with Performance Core

$92

Out of Stock

SBIF-SHD-BUCKLER

SBIF-SHD-BUCKLER

Viking-Style Foam Buckler Shield with Solid Grip

$99

Out of Stock

SBIF-SHD-IMPERIAL

SBIF-SHD-IMPERIAL

LARP Imperial Skull Shield

$153

Out of Stock

SBIF-SHD-KNIGHT

SBIF-SHD-KNIGHT

Knight's LARP Shield

$111

Out of Stock

SBIF-STORMSINGERSPEAR

SBIF-STORMSINGERSPEAR

Durable Foam Spear with Performance Core

$192

Out of Stock

SBIF-SWD-BONEBLADE

SBIF-SWD-BONEBLADE

Durable Foam Sword with Flexible Fiberglass Core

$117

Out of Stock

SBIF-SWD-CHAI

SBIF-SWD-CHAI

Durable Foam Sword, Performance Core

$62

Out of Stock

SBIF-SWD-CRUSADER

SBIF-SWD-CRUSADER

Durable Foam Sword, Performance Core

$59

Out of Stock

SBIF-SWD-DAO

SBIF-SWD-DAO

Durable Foam Sword, Performance Core

$59

Out of Stock

SBIF-SWD-NORDACHI

SBIF-SWD-NORDACHI

Japanese Style Nodachi Foam Sword

$152

Out of Stock

SBIF-WPN-HALBERD

SBIF-WPN-HALBERD

LARP Foam Halberd

$209

Out of Stock

Strongblade Lore
(A Bit of History According to Strongblade)

About Viking Shields Some Monks in England were walking around on their Island at Lindisfarne more than 1,000 years ago, doing monk-type things (chanting and slamming books into their foreheads, I believe) when some strange ships were spotted in the distance.

The monks and many of the island residents wandered to the shore to greet the strangers. I can only imagine that they were smiling and waving to their new, heavily armored friends. Their new friends smiled back. And they waved, although it was battle axes and swords, not hands.

This was the first recorded encounter between the English and the Vikings, and it didn't involve trading beads and planting corn, mind you. Most of the residents of the Holy Island were slaughtered and everything of value was looted. The Vikings made it very clear from the start that they weren't interested in a happy, warm-and-fuzzy, symbiotic, "let's grow together" type of relationship.

Things didn't get easier for the English after that. Or for the rest of the world for that matter. The Vikings went on a three hundred year shopping spree in the home towns of their enemies, burning, looting and raping (in the early years, the Vikings did it in that order, which proved a little rough for them. The chronology was reversed after a few bad outings, though).

What made the Vikings so formidable? Well, their lightning fast ships were one. Their superior fighting skills and masterfully crafted swords, daggers and armor were another. But it was the shields of the Vikings that truly symbolized their people. Whether the shields were hung on the rails of their longships or thrust forward in battle, they were always present and arguably the most important part of a Viking's war gear.

Viking Shields were made of the stoutest wood that could be found (although usually this was spruce, firs or other conifers). It is rumored that they used laminated wood to give the shields strength and often used leather on the rims to provide additional strength. Particularly well made shields featured iron or steel rims.

Viking shields were often painted with topically important symbols or designs, and though this looked quite cool, aesthetics wasn't the primary purpose of the designs. You see, wood, as any beaver knows, has grain. And if you've ever split wood, you know that it's a heck of a lot easier to split with the grain. Well, it seems the enemies of the Vikings' had done a fair amount of wood splitting. They would strike the shield with the grain, making it much easier to turn said shield into firewood. Although the Vikings appreciated firewood more than most, they preferred to take it from the homes of their enemies, not from the tattered remains of their shields. So, they painted the shields to disguise this grain.

Early Viking shields were designed with large steel bosses on the front (bosses as in the round steel cap type, not the guy who fires you type). These bosses protected the hand when your shield was turned into firewood (See above paragraph).

Inspired by Model SBIF-SHD-BUCKLER

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