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Peter Headings





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PostPosted: Fri 25 May, 2007 11:40 pm    Post subject: how do you make a simple functional sword sheath         Reply with quote

Hi all, i have this small short sword that i made...and now i need to make a good solid sheath....one that is MEANT to be worn and fully functional ...any ideas ~peter~ Big Grin
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PostPosted: Sat 26 May, 2007 1:06 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

If you email me, I have a guide for 14th century ones you could abstract to suit your purposes.

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PostPosted: Sat 26 May, 2007 1:06 am    Post subject: Re: how do you make a simple functional sword sheath         Reply with quote

Peter Headings wrote:
Hi all, i have this small short sword that i made...and now i need to make a good solid sheath....one that is MEANT to be worn and fully functional ...any ideas ~peter~ Big Grin


Depend on your definition of functional.
Using sturdy leather that hardens when drying sewing the wet leather around the blade is as simple as it gets.

Again using the blade as a direct mold you can slightly less simple build GRP aound it and then glue thin leather around that.

Have fun.

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PostPosted: Sat 26 May, 2007 1:08 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

well............................wot is your email adress???
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PostPosted: Sat 26 May, 2007 4:51 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Peter Headings wrote:
well............................wot is your email adress???


Peter,
There is a button like this for people that want to receive email. Try it. Happy

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PostPosted: Tue 29 May, 2007 8:33 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I have made sword sheaths from softened leather and formed around the sword. Grease the blade well and let dry.

I dyed and l laquard mine well and they have served me well over many SCA/RenFair events for many years.
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PostPosted: Tue 29 May, 2007 2:14 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Sorry, I didn't realize I had my option turned off. You can now contact me by email.

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PostPosted: Tue 29 May, 2007 3:30 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Is there any that you could make out of wood and leather??.. Big Grin ~peter~
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PostPosted: Tue 29 May, 2007 3:39 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Peter Headings wrote:
Is there any that you could make out of wood and leather??.. Big Grin ~peter~


Leather-covered wood seems to be the most common for the medieval era. Scabbards have been covered in a lot of depth here. Check these threads out:

http://www.myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=4951
http://www.myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=6361
http://www.myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=5891
http://www.myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=7922

And there are likely a bunch more.

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PostPosted: Tue 29 May, 2007 4:15 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That is really cool!!!,but i was wondering if u could substitute nylon for leather??
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PostPosted: Tue 29 May, 2007 4:19 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Peter Headings wrote:
That is really cool!!!,but i was wondering if u could substitute nylon for leather??


I'd think you could if historical accuracy was not a concern for you. A more historical option would be velvet. Happy

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PostPosted: Tue 29 May, 2007 5:21 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Are there any plans for a wood and nylon sheath o this website?....~peter~
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Philip C. Ryan




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PostPosted: Tue 29 May, 2007 5:53 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Peter, I believe any plans found here will be more historically based (i.e. no nylon). You can reference the above posted links, or try a search of your own.

Your best bet, if you are set upon using modern materials like nylon, is to just substitute the nylon for the leather in any of the links already posted for you.
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PostPosted: Tue 29 May, 2007 7:43 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I would imagine you could.

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