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Highly detailed weapons supplier - Calimacil 6 Years, 5 Months ago Karma: 0  
Hi guys

I've just seen this weapons supplier that does foam weapons:

www.calimacil.com

The detailing is really good and from their promo videos, look like they'd last a lifetime.

Does HQ have a policy on their suitability?

AND does anyone have any experience fighting with one?

Any other comments? (I wondered if they are bit 'chunky' in the flesh?)

Cheers

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Re:Highly detailed weapons supplier - Calimacil 6 Years, 5 Months ago Karma: 6  
Mike bought a couple of these just to see what they are like. They are... interesting.

They are perfectly adequate weapons, a little hard for my liking but as long as people are pulling their blows it's not a problem. In the same way, the weighting may not be wonderful but it's not horrific (this can vary depending on the weapon style though).

As you can see in their pictures [http://www.calimacil.com/images/Standard_Sizes.jpg], the blade edges of the weapon are flat which can give a bit of a boffer look to it, but it's personal preference whether this is a problem for you. I would say though that their photography is very good, hugely depends on the weapon but they don't look as good in real life (some look marginally worse, some look complete crap).


I might be able to take some pictures of the ones we have later today, or bring some along to the July/August event if you want to see what they are like without professional photography.


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Re:Highly detailed weapons supplier - Calimacil 6 Years, 5 Months ago Karma: 0  
Cheers Chioma

Thanks for that - seems that despite their promo stuff that they won't be taking over the world of LARP weapons in the near future...

Don't worry about the pictures etc - apparently they have a shop in Chichester - I'm down that way in the next few weeks, so will drop in. I'm interested in their Falchion for a new PC, which does look 'sharper' than many of the others.

I'll post my findings from the shop visit.

Tim

PS Can anyone confirm if this new breed of foam weapon is HQ approved? Other forums mention that LT and Maelstrom have ok'ed them...
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Re:Highly detailed weapons supplier - Calimacil 6 Years, 5 Months ago Karma: 7  
I have seen people using them at Herofest so would assume that they would be ok for HQ, infact there was a dagger that had been used for monstering at HQ until andy lost it.
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Re:Highly detailed weapons supplier - Calimacil 6 Years, 5 Months ago Karma: 5  
ah!.................sorry! but i was running through the under brush between the old crappy tent and the tavern, but what remember it was a nice knife
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Re:Highly detailed weapons supplier - Calimacil 6 Years, 5 Months ago Karma: 6  
We've been using them for monstering, so I'm very sure that they are. If you want to get 100% confirmation though, drop Pete or Paul a pm/email.
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Re:Highly detailed weapons supplier - Calimacil 6 Years, 5 Months ago Karma: 8  
not seen em but as ever its up to the refs on the day to OK all weapons player & monster
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Re:Highly detailed weapons supplier - Calimacil 6 Years, 5 Months ago Karma: 14  
Having used one of Mike's at Odyssey I can make the following comments on the sword I used:

1) They will last a long time, tough construction
2) A little on the heavy side
3) As Chioma mentioned, the weighting is a bit too far up the blade
4) There was a mold line along the blade that looked a bit rubbish but could possibly be removed?

So an OK weapon but I prefer my basic Eldritch sword. It may not look as flash but it handles a lot better and has an "edge".

Having said that I was super keen on getting my hands on the Calimacil "Morgruff" flail for my new character but they've stopped making it.

L8R,
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Re:Highly detailed weapons supplier - Calimacil 6 Years, 4 Months ago Karma: 8  
Hey Chioma can you bring some to the next event and I'll give em a once over cheers
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