If you’ve ever dreamed of wielding your favourite sword or mage staff from the video game that most impacted your childhood, there’s a company that can make that dream a reality, sort of. Hero’s Armory is an online company that specialises in everyday items and accessories shaped like mythical and fantastic weapons, from intricate blades to sorcerer wands.
Ever dreamed of unlocking your front door with a tiny replica of Frostmourne, the legendary sword of the Lich King from World of Warcraft, done! Hero’s Armory founder and CEO, Brian Hermansen, came up with the idea for the company in 2015, while watching The Fellowship of the Ring and trying to put his child to sleep.
A full-time brand and product consultant for a consulting agency, he had been working with a client to create a key organiser similar to the Keysmart, so you could say he had keys on his mind at the time. When he saw the Shard of Narsil on screen, he thought to himself that the damaged sword looked a lot like an uncut key. And the rest is history.