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Wear and Tear: Swords   Leave a comment

We play a rough and tumble game, so no boffer weapon can stay pristine forever. Knowing how to repair a weapon is a useful talent, which will prolong the life of your equipment and keep your wallet happy. Lets run down some common problems you’ll see, and how to repair them.

Posted March 8, 2013 by Arminius in Editorials, Guides

Eye Safety with Boffer Weapons   Leave a comment

I think boffer weapons are pretty safe, which may surprise you since one did this to me the other day.  It looks a little gruesome, but I can assure you it would have been significantly worse if the weapon that struck me wasn’t properly “eye safe”.  As it was, I came away with just a small […]

Posted February 14, 2013 by Arminius in Editorials

Stuff Maker’s Weapons Rack   Leave a comment

I have never seen a better use for seven sticks on a foam fighting field.

Posted November 10, 2012 by Andor in Editorials

Why Low Profile Weapons   Leave a comment

Why low profile? In foamsmithing, the phrase low profile when refers to boffer weapons that make use of more compact and lower volume designs. While a sword can certainly be low profile, the term more typically refers to thrusting weapons, as stabbing tips are traditionally bulky components. Advantages of low profile designs: They’re lighter The […]

Posted April 18, 2012 by Andor in Editorials, Guides, News

5 Steps to a More Realistic Weapon   1 comment

Fantasy is fun, but much joy can be derived from embracing realism. Creating an authentic persona, garb, and armor can be fairly straightforward. Find what types of pants they wore during your time period, and acquire a pair. Easy. Things are not so simple when it comes to weapons. For safety’s sake, the steel of […]

Posted April 6, 2012 by Arminius in Editorials, Guides

Why PVC Sucks   1 comment

John and I were having a discussion regarding different core materials for javelins. A lot of people, including me, have argued for a long time that PVC is completely useless as a core material for boffer weapons. Not “bad” or “substandard” but completely worthless, put it with lead pipes and cardboard tubes, nobody should ever […]

Posted March 22, 2012 by Bran in Editorials, Materials, News

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