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Back in the early 2000's a small group of medieval enthusiasts sat down with a 100lbs of steel wire, setting out on the daunting task of creating a suit of chainmail armour. At the time it was almost impossible to find commercially available weapons and armor, forcing enthusiasts to build their own. Doing so meant wire, lots and lots of wire, and hard work. As work progressed on the first hauberk (chainmail shirt) other calgary enthusiasts showed interest in commissioning armour of their own. Thus Dark Age Creations was born.

Fast forward over a decade later and much has changed. DAC remains Canadas only active armoury however Western Martial Arts and Medieval history have become extremely popular and grown massvly over the last 20 years. Hundreds of organizations meet at  conventions, events, fairs and shows each year in Canada alone. The demand for our products has never been higher and over the last decade DAC has branched out from its orginal had crafted armour to now include hand crafted weapons, archery equipment, shields , leatherwork, jewelery accessories and much much more.

A large portion of these items are still crafted to this day locally in our Calgary shop by our team of smiths, artists and fletchers. Other items we may not be able to produce such as our wide selection of masks, fencing jackets, synthetic swords and training gear are hand picked products from other speciality companies located in Canada, the United Kingdom, the USA, Spain, China , Japan and many others. Regaless of if its an item crafted by our smiths locally or something we bring in DAC is proud to supply these quality products to provide access to Canada's larges source for historically accurate and functional arms, armour and equipment. 

Regardless of if you are a performer, collector , martial artists, stage fighter, historian or just somebody with an application for the medieval era DAC has something for you.
Our Calgary show room is open 7 days a week and has a wide selection of local crafted products that due to their hand made nature are rarely the same month to month, offering services such as Blacksmithing, Chainsmithing leather-working and Bow Building (fletching)
Our Rental department provides and extensive supply of historically accurate armour,  costumes and stage safe swords for Film , Theatre, TV or Special Events
And Our weekly Intro to sword fighting classes and semi yearly workshops provide students with an opportunity to learn various styles of swordsmanship first hand.

Show Room Address : 

Address : 508 42nd Avenue SE Calgary Alberta 

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SHOW ROOM HOURS
Mon-Sat:  11am to 7pm  
Sunday 11 am to 2 pm.***** 
*****(Basic Intro Classes run at 2pm - 5pm most Weekendds, The show room will typically be closed during lessons times .For more information or an upcoming schedule click the "Sword Lessons" Tab above)   

General Inquires - Info@darkagecreations.com

Office : 403.719.0913

Fax : 403.770.8537 

DAC Management Team:

Jamie Ripley - President - ripley@darkagecreations.com
Layne Visser - Fabricator and Smith - layne@darkagecreations.com
Crystal Berry - Bower, Fletcher & Show Manager  - crystal@darkagecreations.com                                

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