History and Mission statement
I have been making boffer
weapons for a little over three years. I apprenticed under the individual considered
by most LARPers to be the best weapon smith in the South Eastern United States. He
had been making weapons for over five years and had apprenticed under the previously acknowledged “weapons master.” I currently have several apprentices I am teaching.
With each generation, the art becomes better through fine-tuning and experience.
My weapon smithing comes from over twelve years of refinement.
My personal contribution
to the field has been in foam carving. I do not use foam molds or foam cutters
for custom orders – I use a razor blade. (Yes…, I have the scars to show for it.)
Not a week goes by, when I haven’t created a new and unique weapon – something I would love to keep and
I have also developed special
techniques for embellishing the weapons at a reasonable cost; so that, those who cannot afford a one of a kind, hand-carved,
and hand-painted masterpiece, can still own a dream weapon of their own.
I have also added a specially
formulated latex coating over the gaff tape, as well as an ideal top coating, which makes the weapon more flexible and softer. So that the weapons do not feel like you are swinging a baseball bat – even
in the middle of winter.
The weapons we use at a
LARP are as much a reflection on us as our costuming. Yes, we can use a couple
of towels pinned at the shoulder to represent a tabard and some foam slapped on a piece of PVC with duct tape wrapped around
it – but I won’t, and neither should you.
My motto for
doing business is not to charge more, but to sell more. If I sell you a product
that gives you unsurpassed value, uncompromising quality, unconditional satisfaction, and unmatched service, Tyger Knight
Smithy stands out with unequaled distinction. To accomplish this, every time
you have contact with us, make a purchase from us, or just call to say “hi” – I want you to feel like you
got a good deal; because, then you will come back to me for your future needs, and both of our businesses will succeed. So, I sell you the very highest quality product at the very best prices I can.
Tyger Knight Smithy