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Tanegashima Blaster

Tanegashima Blaster

Regular price 4.500 CZK
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While the use of a matchlock in a short piece like this is virtually unheard of in a European context, it was very common in Japan. These originals also typically omitted the trigger guard and featured a hole in the stock through which you can pull the match cord.

It uses a spring powered plunger to launch either ø12 mm foam darts or ø22 mm balls, interchangeable with foam munition used by major toy blaster manufacturers. This ammunition is very light and doesn’t reach very high velocities, which makes firing our blaster safe for practically any type of LARP event. The whole mechanism is made out of steel and integrated into the barrel, including the trigger. The plunger is sealed with leather. The effective range of this blaster is around 7 meters, but it is capable of shooting up to around 15 meters, depending on the wind. Shooting the mechanism produces a relatively loud explosion-like sound due to its internal components. The priming of this model requires a certain amount of strength to perform on the go, but it’s considerably easier when using a solid surface, such as a table.

The lock on this weapon is purely decorative, and it is made out of steel and brass. It simulates a Japanese Matchlock. The serpentine features a screw for securing the (non functional) match cord and the stock has a hole through which you can pull the cord. The pan has a cover, which can open and close. However, the serpentine doesn’t react to the trigger and the pan has no hole.

The stock is made out of beech wood and it can be stained black, dark brown, lighter brown and reddish brown. After staining, the stock is treated with linseed oil. If you want a different color, you can also request an untreated stock and dye, paint or even carve it however you like.

If used with the included ammunition, the energy of the projectile comes up to around 0.3J, which means it is completely legal to use in Germany.

If you order one of our blasters to a country that’s outside of the EU, we will send it in a disassembled state. The assembly is relatively simple however and we provide a detailed video-tutorial for the process, which you can find here: YouTube Link

The price includes a steel ramrod with wooden handle and 5 foam rounds.

Specifications
Total lenght: 39 cm
Weight: 500 g

Care Instructions - LARP weapons

Avoid cutting the weapons with sharp objects, likewise do not hit hard or rough objects, like rocks, benches or trees. Try to avoid substantial blows to edges of armor, especially things like swordbreakers. Also, pay attention to the potential sharp edges of your own gauntlets, as some can cut into cross guards or other parts of the hilt when fencing. Make sure to avoid long term compression of the eapons, especially during storage. Our cross guards are made of hard rubber and do not mind blows in combat, they bend slightly but return immediately. The cross guards however can get deformed with extreme bending over longer periods, when they are for example put under luggage in the trunk of a car or in a chest.

If you tear the foam of the weapon, you can repair it with a high-quality flexible superglue. We personally recommend Loctite Super Attak Power Flex gel, which fills up and strengthens the crack in about 10 minutes. The color of the weapon can be restored or changed with paints made for plastics. A broken core unfortunately cannot be repaired. FAQ

Care Instructions - LARP blasters

The locks on the blasters are not connected to the mechanism itself and they don’t move when shooting. They are solid steel, much like most of the barrels, so while accidentally shooting someone will be harmless, hitting them with the blaster definitely won’t be. Therefore be careful when brandishing it in crowded situations.

While the blasters are relatively hardy, don’t expose them to needless stress, like dropping them on the ground or using them to stabilize a table. Also don’t use them to parry blows. The lock might tear out, if there’s unreasonable leverage on it and it’s very likely to damage any larp weapon it gets hit with.

The most important part of the maintenance of our blasters is keeping them well oiled and lubricated. This prevents rust and ensures that the mechanism operates smoothly. You can use any kind of anti-corrosive technical oil, the seal in the piston is leather, which doesn’t degrade in oil, like rubber does. I personally use Silkal, which is silicone based. To oil the lock, simply spray it and use a rag to wipe excess oil. You can also wax the lock to make it more rust resistant, but I find that oil works sufficiently well. If you get any rust spots, you should be able to easily clean them with an abrasive sponge. FAQ

Care Instructions - Leather products

Our holsters, munition satchels and sword-belts are made from high quality vegetable tanned leather and the staining and subsequent oiling is done with natural agents, and as such they necessarily require some maintenance. Let’s elaborate intelligibly:

Best method of caring is to actively use the products. The more you use them, the better. This is especially applicable to belts because they are worn in the most “personal” manner.

If your product spends some time (namely circa month and more) stored somewhere, please make sure you use leather conditioner (readily available in your local shoe or DIY stores) before taking the product on an event again, because after that
long while of idleness, the material may be prone to undesirable cracks. The conditioner usually comes with a handy manual, but putting a small amount of it on a cotton cloth and then rubbing the whole product should do the trick.

Other instance in which some level of care is greatly advised is if your product gets wet somehow – during rainstorm, while crossing wild rivers and/or streams, after falling overboard, whilst fighting some terribly drooling monster or celebrating something by ingesting liquids of various origin after a day well-spent – we advise to let the product dry naturally and then, once again, thoroughly rub it with an above-mentioned leather conditioner.

The metal fittings, both brass and especially steel should be protected from oxidization by applying an appropriate mineral oil regularly. In case they do rust, you should clean the spots as soon as possible with an abrasive sponge and reapply the protective oil.

Finally, please do note that leather of all kinds tends to get ever so slightly darker with time and both from usage and maintenance. FAQ

How long does delivery take?

We currently manufacture our larp weapons to order and we usually do not have any of them in stock. Your weapons will go into production only after you order and pay. How long the production takes depends on how busy we currently are. We try to make and send the weapons as quickly as possible, but we cannot guarantee the precise completion of your order. We are currently averaging 20-40 days between order and shipping for meele weapons and 30-50 days for range weapons.

The exception are weapons from the Ready to Ship category, which are usually shipped within 3-5 workdays.

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