>>58493661>(I thought it was something about the core usually going through the tip material though)
yeah, I heard that one a thousand times and in the last 8-5 years isn't really an issue.
The thing is the tip is the weakest point for EVERY larp weapon be it a calimacil or a dicksowrd, even blunt steel trainers has a lot of problem at the tip.
For larp weapons the problem is you obviously want it padded enough so it doesn't cause injury (which isn't the same as discomfort) Which is hard because that's where the weapon gets the most force and from nearly every angle contrary to the edge where you need to worry about for one side only.
So what any good makers do is get some flexible strengthening at the end of the core.
That could mean either leather, or some flexible plastic, or some kind of rubber, whatever. It's basically a few centimaters more after the core, but flexible, not rigid.
This is so that in a thrust the tip won't go full 90 degrees which damages the outer cover (be it latex or anything else) and the padding material.
Obviously it will never be perfect but, and this is the important part, if you use a larp weapon as it was intended like no full force hits or stabs then it will be good enough for prolonged use.
Obviously some weapons are better in this regard than others.
Usually the longer the weapon the more suspect it is for tip failure because of the bigger forces (fucked up cuts can also damage the tip)
And just for the record: The problem you mentioned that the core stabs through the padding DID existed for the very early latex weapons, Even to some current shitty ones. Or ones that are used way after their lifetime.
But I would say if you are using your weapon corectly it's not a problem. It sure as fuck isn't a problem here, and we even bring larp weapons to hema trainings sometimes