This Way Evil Comes
Epic Armoury’s Draug Sword is a long latex sword inspired by high-fantasy villains and undead creatures. The sword is 100 cm long and has a straight 74cm double-edged blade with two fullers. The 19cm wide crossguard is hand painted and textured to look like worn and chipped steel, embellished with a skeleton face cast in polyurethane foam. The matching pommel has a common ‘scent-stopper’ shape often seen throughout the middle ages. Much like a real sword, the grip also features a grooved and ergonomic shape, and is wrapped in a layer of dark leather.
Whether you are a necromancer or the dead come to life, this sword is offers incredible quality due to its durability and detail. The blade is made from EVA foam around a 10mm solid fibreglass core and finished with a strong latex coating, while the handle is a polyurethane foam cast that requires little maintenance. This next generation model sword is meant to last a lot longer than a typical latex LARP weapon--all without sacrificing the aesthetic you deserve.
- Draug is the Danish word for an undead creature from Norse mythology
- The draug were said to guard treasure inside burial mounds, and were incredibly strong
- It was said that a mean or greedy person could become a draug after they died
- Blade has a strong latex coating with a round fibreglass core
- Strong Kevlar core tip protection
- Blade is made from durable closed cell foam that does not shred
- Handle is a polyurethane foam cast, giving it more detail with no maintenance!
- Handle is very durable, will last longer than a latex version, and is less slippery than a silicone treated alternative
- Handle is wrapped in leather for comfort, requiring some maintenance
- High safety, approved by the top organizations
This hybrid weapon’s polyurethane handle does not require any special maintenance. The leather wrapped around the grip does require leather care.
Leather Grip Care
Natural leather products are very durable, but require regular maintenance with leather care products to stay flexible and to increase life-time. Make sure your leather products are kept dry when stored. Let wet leather dry naturally before treating. If frequently wet and dry, increase frequency of maintenance.
Clean by removing dirt with a hard brush, then gently rub on leather soap with a clean, damp cloth until the leather appears clean. Remove soap with a separate damp cloth to wipe away any soap residue and then use a dry cloth to wipe away any remaining water from the leather.
You should always condition leather after cleaning, since the soap will have removed some of its natural oils. Treat the leather with mink oil, olive oil, or beeswax polish with a clean cloth, gently rubbing a small amount of oil or polish in circles into the leather. Allow the leather to soak in the oil before wiping the leather with a final clean cloth to remove any excess residue.
Latex Blade Care
This LARP weapon’s blade has a latex coating which needs a certain degree of maintenance. For this we recommend using maintenance silicone, which can be purchased separately in the LARP Accessories section. Epic Armoury Maintenance Silicone is an easy, spray-on application, 100% pure and acid-free making it safe to apply. We recommend using Maintenance Silicone on a regular basis, taking care not to apply the spray to the handle by first wrapping it in plastic-wrap. It maintains the latex-coat’s flexibility and prevents it from drying out, keeping the product wear and tear resistant.
Store your weapon flat or on its pommel--NEVER on its tip. Use a simple sheet or towel lining to prevent it from touching a plastic or rubber surface to prevent your weapon from adhering to other products. Keep your weapon in a cool, dry environment.