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Brian K.
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PostPosted: Wed 07 Jan, 2009 8:43 pm    Post subject: Angus Trim FS Type XII Handmade Scabbard         Reply with quote

I'd like to share with everyone my latest project. It is a custom hand-made scabbard for a Angus Trim Flared Shoulder Type XII.

The project included:
Traditional high-end cord wrapped grip
Custom detail work on the guard, and coloring the pommel to match
Detailed tooling
Suspension hardware with decor
Multi-layered coloring on both the scabbard & suspension

As usual, commentary is welcome, and more images can be found at my website.







Thanks for looking.

Brian Kunz
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JE Sarge
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PostPosted: Wed 07 Jan, 2009 9:31 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Quite a nice looking rig you have done there. Thanks for posting! Big Grin
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PostPosted: Thu 08 Jan, 2009 5:10 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

You just keep raising the drool factor Brian. The level of your work is simply awe inspiring. Please keep posting the great work and hopefully one day I will be able to afford some of your work. Someday.

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PostPosted: Thu 08 Jan, 2009 7:34 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Brian, this is becoming so repetitive. You post a scabbard project, and it's beautiful. Everyone drools and wants one. Can't you make something once in a while that's not beautiful... or maybe even bordering on ugly? Wink Big Grin

You know I'm kidding, but seriously, your work is at the level of "Hmmm... What can be realistically improved?" Maybe forging your own custom hilt pieces or scabbard fittings? Or maybe using exotic leather like elephant, ostrich, anaconda, or lizard skin? What'll be next?!

Great work on this scabbard and hilt package! Everytime I look at your scabbards, then look at my sword collection, I can't help making a long mental list of scabbards I would love to have you make for me.
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PostPosted: Thu 08 Jan, 2009 8:50 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That is vicious awesome. I like the clash of "light tan" and "orange tan" you have on that rig. The decoration across the belt (the circular things that have no name I know of) is also really nice.

M.

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PostPosted: Thu 08 Jan, 2009 12:24 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Me too. I like the conchos on the belt.
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Brian K.
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PostPosted: Thu 08 Jan, 2009 7:03 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks for the compliments everyone. There are a select few scabbards I have done that I particularly feel are favorites of mine, and this would be one of them.
Brian Kunz
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PostPosted: Fri 09 Jan, 2009 10:24 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

If you want one, then set aside money to buy one. I'm very happy with the Albion Yeoman scabbard Brian did. Good quality stuff. Only thing, I wish you made the wood a tad thicker around the base of the sword. I can't fault you too much though Brian, 3 inches at the base is very wide and as a result its hard to make a scabbard uniformly indestructible on a sword that has such a drastic profile. Still, great work regardless.
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Brian K.
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PostPosted: Sat 10 Jan, 2009 2:19 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

New pictures posted.





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PostPosted: Sat 10 Jan, 2009 2:26 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I like the tooling in the area where a theoretical locket would go the most. There are a lot of features(non symetric, like side bars) in the belt that remind me of medieval illuminated manuscripts. I am wondering if you have had some custom made stamps made for you at this point? If not, the results are as good as could be hoped for even if you had. Enviously extended contratuations!
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Brian K.
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PostPosted: Sat 10 Jan, 2009 2:34 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi Jared,

All of my tooling is done with pre-made tools. I haven't had any custom tools made for me, yet. I do a lot of freehand design carving with historical examples in mind, and then add some artistic liberties to make it my own.

Brian

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Jean Thibodeau




PostPosted: Sat 10 Jan, 2009 11:04 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Great work. again / as usual, Big Grin

Getting harder and harder to find complementary adjectives so I'm probably repeating myself but beautiful work. Cool

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