|I am a member of the Historical Swordsmanship Club at Truman State University. We use boffer weapons to simulate real, historical fighting styles. I have been appointed as official Blacksmith of the club, because of my ability to simulate any kind of sword I have attempted (so far). I am looking for some extra spending money, and as I enjoy (and am good at) making boffer weapons, I decided to try my hand at selling them.
I have pictures of the swords I have made in the products section. If you would like to commission one, give me an email. Be sure to include a picture or a detailed description of the sword you want.
I start with a PVC core, with PVC caps. I wrap it in strapping tape. The blade is padded with PVC insulation, with at least double padding on the "cutting edges." Then I spiral wrap with Industrial Grade Duck Tape and attach a closed-cell foam thrusting tip. I then wrap it lengthwise with duck tape, and indictate thrusting tip and "cutting edges" with red duck tape.
If you intend on using the weapon in a LARP, make sure you include complete safety requirements from your group, because I don't keep on top of them.
If you are interested in a polearm weapon, I will be perfectly happy to make one of those, too. These may take more time, if the design is difficult. At this point, I am confident I could come up with a design for just about anything. Spears are already available, and I already have a design for a halberd. The materials for the halberd are relatively expensive when compared to other items, and production is labor intensive, so you'd be looking at $50-70 or more depending on length.
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|DISCLAIMER: I am not liable for any injuries caused by my products. Just like any other contact sport, there are risks in boffer fighting.|