Weapon Construction

A quick summary of Weapon Construction

Weapon Guidelines

Echoes of Athus uses PVC boffer and latex weapons which must pass a saftey inspection to be approved for use at EOA. PVC boffer weapons are the PVC boffer weapons are the easiest to use and least expensive to make.

Caution: Do not spiral wrap tape around a PVC weapon. Sprial wrapping is when you wrap tape around the foam over lapping contiously. This causes the foam to collapse and creates a solid baseball like surface that is not LARP safe for use. When applying tape over foam you should use single pieces of tape and use just enough to cover the exposed foam.

One Handed Weapons

One Handed Weapons
Weapon Blade Length Min Overall Length Max Overall Length Special Notes
Axe 18 - 36 inches 24 inches 48 inches Cannot thrust
Mace 18 - 36 inches 24 inches 48 inches Cannot thrust
Sword 18 - 36 inches 24 inches 48 inches Cannot thrust

One handed weapons - recommended ½ inch pipe
All Ultra-light weapons are inspected and approved on an individual basis.

Two Handed Weapons

Two Handed Weapons
Weapon Blade Length Min Overall Length Max Overall Length Special Notes
Staff 18 inches per end 48 inches 72 inches Cannot thrust
Spear 1/3 of over all in inches 48 inches 72 inches May only thrust
Sword 36 - 48 inches 48 inches 72 inches
Mace 36 - 48 inches 48 inches 72 inches Cannot thrust
Axe 36 - 48 inches 48 inches 72 inches Cannot thrust
Pokey-Chop 36 - 48 inches 48 inches 72 inches Can both Poke and Chop

Two handed weapons - recommended ¾ inch pipe
All Ultra-light weapons are inspected and approved on an individual basis.
Must have both hands on the weapon to strike and block.

Miscellaneous Weapons

Miscellaneous Weapons
Weapon Blade Length Min Overall Length Max Overall Length Special Notes
Claw 6 inches 8 inches 12 inches Must be coreless, Cannot be used to block
Thrown Weapon 6 inches 8 inches 12 inches Must be coreless, Cannot be used to block
Sap 6 inches 8 inches 12 inches Must be coreless, Cannot be used to block.
May only be used to Wallop.
Small Weapon 8 - 12 inches 12 inches 24 inches Can bear a wallop pommel

Shield Construction

Shield construction is customized based on the person weilding the shield. This is especially important if you plan to share shields.

The minimum overall length of a shield is Elbow to Fingertip of the middle finger.

The maximum overall length of a shield cannot be greater than Armpit to Fingertip of the middle finger.

Material Details: May be made of all foam, OR if made of a harder core material, all edges must be wrapped in ½ in thick foam for safety. All shields are individually inspected and approved.