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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.
SBEG-ACC-RINGMOUNT-SM

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

$24

Model
SBEG-ACC-RINGMOUNT-SM

In Stock

SBIF-ASSASIN

Rugged Two-Handed Foam Sword with Performance Core

$112

Model
SBIF-ASSASIN

In Stock

SBIF-BRA-ELVEN

Elven Leaf Arm Bracers

$83

Model
SBIF-BRA-ELVEN

In Stock

SBIF-BRA-ORC-STEEL

Orc Steel Arm Bracers

$62

Model
SBIF-BRA-ORC-STEEL

In Stock

SBIF-DM-BATON

LARP Foam Baton

$67

Model
SBIF-DM-BATON

In Stock

SBIF-DM-GRENADE

LARP Foam Grenade

$26

Model
SBIF-DM-GRENADE

In Stock

SBIF-DM-KNIFE

LARP Foam Combat Knife

$44

Model
SBIF-DM-KNIFE

In Stock

SBIF-DM-KNUCKLE

LARP Foam Knuckleduster

$31

Model
SBIF-DM-KNUCKLE

In Stock

SBIF-DM-TONFA

LARP Foam Tonfa

$74

Model
SBIF-DM-TONFA

In Stock

SBIF-LRP-TANKARD

Foam LARP or tankards mug

$46

Model
SBIF-LRP-TANKARD

In Stock

SBIF-SHD-DRAGONWING

Dragon Wing LARP Shield

$184

Model
SBIF-SHD-DRAGONWING

In Stock

SBIF-SHD-SPARTAN

LARP Foam Spartan Shield

$178

Model
SBIF-SHD-SPARTAN

In Stock

SBIF-SPARTAN

Durable Foam Sword, Performance Core

$88

Model
SBIF-SPARTAN

In Stock

SBIF-SWD-BLADESINGER

Durable Foam Sword, Performance Core

$126

Model
SBIF-SWD-BLADESINGER

In Stock

SBIF-SWD-CHAI

Durable Foam Sword, Performance Core

$62

Model
SBIF-SWD-CHAI

In Stock

SBIF-SWD-CHOPPA

Durable Foam Sword, Performance Core

$144

Model
SBIF-SWD-CHOPPA

In Stock

SBIF-SWD-CRUSADER

Durable Foam Sword, Performance Core

$117

Model
SBIF-SWD-CRUSADER

In Stock

SBIF-SWD-DARKELVEN

Elven Durable Foam Sword with Performance Core

$131

Model
SBIF-SWD-DARKELVEN

In Stock

SBEG-ACC-RINGMOUNT-LG

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

$20

Model
SBEG-ACC-RINGMOUNT-LG

Out of Stock

SBIF-3KNIFEHOLDER

Leather Holster for Three foam Throwing Knives

$31

Model
SBIF-3KNIFEHOLDER

Out of Stock

SBIF-ACC-VSWDFROG

LARP Victory Sword Frog

$25

Model
SBIF-ACC-VSWDFROG

Out of Stock

SBIF-BOW-BATTLE

Ready for Battle Bow for Use with LARP Arrows

$88

Model
SBIF-BOW-BATTLE

Out of Stock

SBIF-CAPE-LRG-BLACK

Medieval Hooded Cape

$56

Model
SBIF-CAPE-LRG-BLACK

Out of Stock

SBIF-DARTKNIFE

Durable Foam Throwing Knives, Orc-style

$17

Model
SBIF-DARTKNIFE

Out of Stock

SBIF-DM-BASEBALLBAT

LARP Foam Baseball Bat

$105

Model
SBIF-DM-BASEBALLBAT

Out of Stock

SBIF-DM-CLEAVER

LARP Foam Meat Cleaver

$69

Model
SBIF-DM-CLEAVER

Out of Stock

SBIF-DM-NAILCLUB

LARP Foam Nail Club

$79

Model
SBIF-DM-NAILCLUB

Out of Stock

SBIF-DM-RIOTSHD

LARP Foam Riot Shield

$198

Model
SBIF-DM-RIOTSHD

Out of Stock

SBIF-DM-SHURIKEN

LARP Foam Shuriken Star

$13

Model
SBIF-DM-SHURIKEN

Out of Stock

SBIF-DM-SLEDGEHAM

LARP Foam Sledge Hammer

$95

Model
SBIF-DM-SLEDGEHAM

Out of Stock

SBIF-ELVENTHROWINGKNIFE

Elven Foam (LARP) Throwing Knife

$15

Model
SBIF-ELVENTHROWINGKNIFE

Out of Stock

SBIF-HEADSMANAXE

Durable Foam Axe with Flexible Fiberglass Core

$119

Model
SBIF-HEADSMANAXE

Out of Stock

SBIF-HELLFANG

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

$123

Model
SBIF-HELLFANG

Out of Stock

SBIF-HELM-ASSASSIN

Assasins Leather Helmet

$73

Model
SBIF-HELM-ASSASSIN

Out of Stock

SBIF-HELM-BLACKICE

Black Ice Helmet

$170

Model
SBIF-HELM-BLACKICE

Out of Stock

SBIF-HELM-ELVEN

Elven Helmet

$154

Model
SBIF-HELM-ELVEN

Out of Stock

SBIF-IMPERIALDAGGER

Durable Foam Dagger with Flexible Fiberglass Core

$59

Model
SBIF-IMPERIALDAGGER

Out of Stock

SBIF-PEACEKEEPERSTAFF

Rugged 6-Foot Foam Quarterstaff with Fiberglass Core

$234

Model
SBIF-PEACEKEEPERSTAFF

Out of Stock

SBIF-PERSIANBLADE

Rugged Foam Scimitar with Performance Core

$92

Model
SBIF-PERSIANBLADE

Out of Stock

SBIF-SHD-BUCKLER

Viking-Style Foam Buckler Shield with Solid Grip

$99

Model
SBIF-SHD-BUCKLER

Out of Stock

SBIF-SHD-IMPERIAL

LARP Imperial Skull Shield

$153

Model
SBIF-SHD-IMPERIAL

Out of Stock

SBIF-SHD-KNIGHT

Knight's LARP Shield

$111

Model
SBIF-SHD-KNIGHT

Out of Stock

SBIF-SHD-TOWER

Footmans Tower LARP Shield

$298

Model
SBIF-SHD-TOWER

Out of Stock

SBIF-STORMSINGERSPEAR

Durable Foam Spear with Performance Core

$192

Model
SBIF-STORMSINGERSPEAR

Out of Stock

SBIF-SWD-BONEBLADE

Durable Foam Sword with Flexible Fiberglass Core

$117

Model
SBIF-SWD-BONEBLADE

Out of Stock

SBIF-SWD-DAO

Durable Foam Sword, Performance Core

$59

Model
SBIF-SWD-DAO

Out of Stock

SBIF-SWD-NORDACHI

Japanese Style Nodachi Foam Sword

$152

Model
SBIF-SWD-NORDACHI

Out of Stock

SBIF-WPN-GUARDIANSPEAR

Guardian LARP Foam Spear

$172

Model
SBIF-WPN-GUARDIANSPEAR

Out of Stock

SBIF-WPN-HALBERD

LARP Foam Halberd

$209

Model
SBIF-WPN-HALBERD

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-TOWER

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