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Best Place to Outfit Yourself Like a Warrior Phoenix 2010 - Windrose Armoury

Windrose Armoury

Windrose Armoury

1985 E. 5th St.

Tempe, AZ 85281


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It's easy to find a Roman breastplate or a medieval helmet in Phoenix if you don't mind the plastic costume version. On the other hand, if you actually want to suit up in real metal armor and whack the crap out of your fellow man with padded sticks, there's only one place to go: Windrose Armoury. Located in a garage at a Tempe industrial complex, this full-scale forge designs and manufactures wearable steel and leather armor based on historical pieces. Windrose carries a wide range of sword hilts, helmets, gorgets (neck protection), and shields. Don't expect to find an Iron Man or Xena outfit here. Most Windrose clients belong to local re-enactment or martial arts groups. But if you've got 400 bucks for a helmet or a grand or so for an articulated partial suit of armor, you can still have the sweetest Halloween costume on the block.
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This cool shop also has books and dress fittings. "My son may not always wear armour, but when he does it's from Windrose Armoury!"