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Brian K.
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PostPosted: Fri 24 Oct, 2008 12:09 pm    Post subject: Albion Solingen Scabbard         Reply with quote

Tan & chocolate colored scabbard with suttle shading done on the core. Customer requested a fairly plain scabbard to compliment his Solingen, and I think it came out really well.







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PostPosted: Fri 24 Oct, 2008 12:21 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Brian

My only question is when can I have it back? looks wonderful, a great scabbard and exactly what I had in mind.

Thanks

Mike

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PostPosted: Fri 24 Oct, 2008 3:34 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That would suit my tastes very well. A solid high quality looking job, regardless of "functional versus ornate" decor.

I am always interested in peoples' approaches . Would you mind posting some close ups of stitching details (back seam, mouth inside)? Was it "wet stiched" so that it stretched as it dried? Did you hand make the strap end and chape?

Absence of evidence is not necessarily evidence of absence!
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Brian K.
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PostPosted: Fri 24 Oct, 2008 10:34 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Unfortunately, I'm not at liberty to discuss my techniques as most of them are acquired skills learned through trial & error. As a business I must keep secret what helps my work look so good Wink

Mike, your sword ships Monday. Cool

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PostPosted: Fri 24 Oct, 2008 10:50 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Beautiful!
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PostPosted: Sat 25 Oct, 2008 5:38 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very cool! I never had much interest in the Solingen until I saw your pics of it. For some reason it looks better than on the Albion website. Now if I could only decide which sword to get a scabbard for....
"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for dinner.
Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!"
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PostPosted: Sat 25 Oct, 2008 6:05 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Nathan Keysor wrote:
Very cool! I never had much interest in the Solingen until I saw your pics of it. For some reason it looks better than on the Albion website. Now if I could only decide which sword to get a scabbard for....


Nathan

it should never be a choice of which sword to have a scabbard for, the question should be which one will get a scabbard first. in my opinion all swords DESERVE a good scabbard. when buying a sword everyone should ask where is its scabbard. it can be quite expensive, but a sword and scabbard should always be considerd as one. actual and whole.

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PostPosted: Sat 25 Oct, 2008 7:18 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

"Whether liketh you better," said Merlin, "the sword or the scabbard?"

Michael Ahrens wrote:
Nathan Keysor wrote:
Very cool! I never had much interest in the Solingen until I saw your pics of it. For some reason it looks better than on the Albion website. Now if I could only decide which sword to get a scabbard for....


Nathan

it should never be a choice of which sword to have a scabbard for, the question should be which one will get a scabbard first. in my opinion all swords DESERVE a good scabbard. when buying a sword everyone should ask where is its scabbard. it can be quite expensive, but a sword and scabbard should always be considerd as one. actual and whole.
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PostPosted: Sat 25 Oct, 2008 1:26 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That's true that Arthur should have favored the scabbard. Big Grin
I don't do any reenacting or anything and mainly my swords are displayed so I usually chuck the scabbards in a closet and forget about them. Occasionally I do go to the PA Renfest but that's basically it (other than my 15 minutes of fame on the History Channel). I do appreciate good work though and Brian does good work.

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PostPosted: Sat 25 Oct, 2008 2:11 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi Brian,

Do you make chapes and fitting in steel as well?

Jeremy
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PostPosted: Sat 25 Oct, 2008 3:10 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Jeremy V. Krause wrote:
Hi Brian,

Do you make chapes and fitting in steel as well?

Jeremy


I can make chapes in steel, and I have a limited selection of steel buckle sets as well. Most buckle sets available are made of brass and what is available are usually plated.

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PostPosted: Mon 27 Oct, 2008 7:42 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I received my scabbard and re-gripped swords today from Brian.

Simply put it's the best scabbard I've seen close up.

It fits the sword perfectly and is truly beautiful.

It's also extremely well made and the photos do not do it justice.

If anyone is contemplating ordering a scabbard or a regrip from him, I can't say enough good things, and I would tell them to run their swords down to the post office and send them over to him right away.
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PostPosted: Mon 03 Nov, 2008 12:31 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

at this moment i am sitting in my office staring at this scabbard. tough to say but the pictures don't due it justice.

this is a true work of art. and am now waiting for delivery of my Knecht from Albion so Brian can perform his magic on that.

i recomend Brian highly to all who are in need of a beautiful scabbard. thanks again.

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