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Community on how to craft your own Larp Weapons

  1. Nicholaius Darkhart

    Nicholaius Darkhart Warrior Myths & Legends 2017 Waivers

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    I have played around making larp safe bows. And just wanted to share a couple of successful designs. The one i am most proud of is made using 5 ft of 3/4 inch pvc tapered and shaped using a heat gun to look like a welsh horsebow. 30 lbs at 28 inch draw. 1/2 inch makes a good bow too at about 15 to 20 lbs. Unlike fiberglass or wood bows these don't shatter if overstressed. They just bend and can actually be reheated and reshaped. I tried sharing photos on here but for some reason it wont let me.
     
  2. Nicholaius Darkhart

    Nicholaius Darkhart Warrior Myths & Legends 2017 Waivers

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    Finally got the pic to behave itself. This one sadly fires too strong for larp use....ie 30# at 28" but i can make them just as nice with much lower draw weight
     

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  3. Yiva Whiteraven

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    Yiva Whiteraven is looking for a safe bow (because I can draw one without someone needed to duck!)
     
  4. Thuumaryth of Mirros

    Thuumaryth of Mirros Magus Combati Myths & Legends 2017 Waivers

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    Ahh good too know,
     
  5. Nicholaius Darkhart

    Nicholaius Darkhart Warrior Myths & Legends 2017 Waivers

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    Making one out of 1/2 inch pvc would make it around 10 to 15# at 28 inches. Fairly easy to make depending on how much detail you want in it. Style, grip, decorations etc.
     
  6. Yiva Whiteraven

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    I meant I CAN'T fire a bow without warning folks to duck. *blush* But I'm practicing every chance I have! It would be only minimal decoration. She's alread got her father's sword she can't yet wield let alone lift. So what's the going prices?
     
  7. Nicholaius Darkhart

    Nicholaius Darkhart Warrior Myths & Legends 2017 Waivers

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    Basic bow depending on style are relatively inexpensive. Longbow approximately 5 ft long, paint or mock woodgrain finish. Suede or split leather grip....generally $20 to $25 plus whatever it costs to ship. Welsh horsebow is a bit more because requires more shaping but generally between 30 to 35. These are for tapered 1/2 inch larp grade 15# to 18#. Want something stronger ie 40# or higher can do that too. Most expensive bow I've sold went for $60 lol. Gonna start making staffs for magic user characters soon as well
     
  8. Frey Toron

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    You say that your making them. Are you making them for sale?
     
  9. Nicholaius Darkhart

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    I have in the past yes. Im actually going to start again soon, just need tools and equipment again so probably within about a month ill be making them for sale again
     
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