One Thursday evening in 2002, at a party for roleplayers, SFX specialist Kristoffer Benzon was shown an English-produced latex sword. Five minutes later, he proclaimed to that he could do it better, and that if this was the standard, he would create the best latex weapons the world had seen. I remember the evening well - since I was there and was one of those who laughed the hardest.
I stopped laughing years ago and instead starting buying - and I wasn't the only one.
Because what began as a dream in Kristoffer's head soon turned into the business venture that is Palnatoke, and before long Kristoffer and his partner in dreams Kim Fenger were producing swords from their workshop at Krimsvej.
And even though the world of roleplaying has evolved immensely since 2002, Palnatoke has never once left its place at the front of the field when it comes to producing latex weapons. And many are the times I've had to admit that the first laugh was on me...
Head of marketing and chairman of the largest roleplayer organisation in Denmark