I saw your booth at GHEA. I loved your stuff
and bought two of your instruction cds, since then I
have given them away to people for their birthdays,
and I was wondering if I could order two more.
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Copyright 2010 Warfare By Duct Tape
Mark and Steven are two 18 & 17-year-old
homeschooled brothers who love world history
and have very creative ideas. From an early
age, they have enjoyed various types of
imaginative play, including the design and
building of outstanding Lego cities and set-ups.
Their favorite pastime is heading outdoors and
battling with their own custom-made duct tape
weapons. After experimenting with wooden
swords, they realized the advantages of PVC
pipe and foam weapons, which are safer and
more fun to use.
The two brothers decided that this great idea
needed to be shared with the world... and
Warfare by Duct Tape was born!
Mark and Steven's sister Julia was preparing to sell
her handmade fine glass jewelry at the 2010 GHEA
(Georgia Home Educators Association) convention
when the family discovered that the boys could join
in on the fun and sell duct tape weapons in the
same booth! This provided something for every
customer who stopped by, whether boy or girl.
Before the show, Julia, Mark, and Steven's mother
Gloria had a brilliant idea. Why not write up an
e-book with patterns and instructions to make the
Thus, the BATTLE BOOK sprung into existence.
Mark and Steven wrote down the description and
all the rules of the game, the historical suggestions
for shields, and the instructions for making the
weapons, took pictures of all the weapons and
formatted the information into the e-book you can
Mark has designed a wonderfully complex
Gauntlet Glove made entirely out of duct tape,
cardboard, and plastic drinking cups, of all
things, and has finished the process of writing
down the complicated instructions on how to
fashion your own. We have now listed this book
on the website for you to buy, so head on over to
the GLOVE page!
Scrap wood and leftover wooden pallets are
great fort-building materials, or so Mark and
Steven have discovered. They built this massive
and imposing structure themselves, and
embellished it with 'steel' (duct-tape covered
ice-cream tub lids) disks and wooden planks. On
the left in the image above you can see where
the 'dungeon' was located. Prisoners were
locked inside with a wooden bar that turned to
barricade the door, and any invaders found it a
difficult task to push their way past the main
entrance on account of the slits in the roof that
allowed defenders to stab through with duct
Dear Mark and Steven,
I have been having so much fun with the swords. I put
together three swords today and had a great time!
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