Thank you for coming to Darkwood Armory's website. We build some of the most durable theatrical, SCA*, and WMA** reproduction rapiers and swords in the United States, and we can ship all over the world. They are designed for use as practice weapons, not just for wallhangers! We also carry many accoutrements to make your practice safer and more authentic.
*SCA - Society for Creative Anachronism, see www.sca.org for more information. **WMA - Western Martial Arts, see the Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/Wiki/western_martial_arts for more explanation.
"We stand behind our products, because we also stand in front of them."
Darkwood Armory will have to start charging an extra $20 to meet SCA requirements for dagger blades. Also we will make these blades as custom with No Warranty. See below to understand why:
The wideflex dagger blade has been manufactured by Darkwood Armory since the turn of the century. We have had very few issues and are always glad to warranty our work. While trying to meet he new SCA regulations for flexibility we have increased our costs through:
The dimensions of a blade made to flex and the current standards are such that any aggressive hit can do permanent damage to a blade. As such, we are replacing blades that have failed where there is no sign of inferior workmanship or material defects.
So from here forward Darkwood will be making blades to our original standard that was found to be safe and durable for over a decade.
We will continue to warranty our blades that we have already sold, But will no longer warranty any blade guaranteed to pass SCA rules.
~NEW! Please look at our ANTIQUE CIVIL WAR SABER (yes, it's real) on our Sale page. It is being offered by a customer of ours and is an outstanding non-com Officer's Sword with original scabbard.
GIFT CERTIFICATES and WEDDING REGISTRY -
new Wedding Registry for David Mahi and Helen Gerth
please call us or email us if you wish to give gift certificates or start a wedding registry.
We hope to be at the following events
- May 24-27 SCA Steppes Warlord (Canton, TX)
- July 19-Aug 1 SCA Pennsic (Slippery Rock, PA)
- Sept 18-22 WMA Western Martial Arts Workshop (Racine, WI)
- Oct 9-13 SCA Great Western War (maybe??)
Thank you for being our customers!