Info Favorites Register Log in
myArmoury.com Discussion Forums

Forum index Memberlist Usergroups Spotlight Topics Search


Please help our efforts with a donation. This site requires ongoing funding and your donations are crucial to our future.
Last 10 Donors: Neil Eddiford, Chad Arnow, Jean Thibodeau, Robert Morgan, Adam Rose, Jerry Otahal, Michael P. Smith, Mikko Kuusirati, Eric Bergeron, Daniel Staberg (View All Donors)

Forum Index > Makers and Manufacturers Talk > Albion Vigil; Custom Handmade Scabbard Reply to topic
This is a standard topic  
Author Message
Brian K.
Industry Professional



Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Joined: 01 Jan 2008

Posts: 721

Feedback score: None
PostPosted: Wed 15 Jul, 2009 7:54 pm    Post subject: Albion Vigil; Custom Handmade Scabbard         Reply with quote

Hello myArmoury community!

I have completed my first Albion Vigil scabbard commission, and I would like to share it with everyone. This scabbard was influenced by my Albion Prince scabbard, and the client gave me artistic liberty to come up with a unique design fitting of the Albion Vigil.

Colors are: scabbard body is a custom tan, and the suspension is a Albion ox blood.

Please feel free to chime in with commentary & discussion, as everyone is welcome to do so. More images & other commission's can be seen on my site!







Brian Kunz
www.dbkcustomswords.com


Last edited by Brian K. on Wed 15 Jul, 2009 8:18 pm; edited 1 time in total
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Nathan Gilleland





Joined: 25 Apr 2008

Posts: 199

Feedback score: None
PostPosted: Wed 15 Jul, 2009 8:16 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

As always, Brian, your work is amazing. I especially like the double-wrap belts that you do. Colors coordinate excellently. Well done!
Seek Honor before Wealth,
Truth before Honor,
God Before all
View user's profile Send private message
Tim Lison




Location: Chicago, Illinois
Joined: 05 Aug 2004
Likes: 1 page
Reading list: 6 books

Spotlight topics: 1
Posts: 1,514

Feedback score: 100%
(2 total ▮ 100% positive)
PostPosted: Wed 15 Jul, 2009 8:27 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

As usual, breathtaking! Really nice work Brian. I like the grip on the Vigil too. It's the same as I ordered on mine and it's making crazy with anticipation looking at it! I really like the hint of an X pattern with pips on the scabbard. Makes for a nice match with that grip.
View user's profile Send private message
Brian K.
Industry Professional



Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Joined: 01 Jan 2008

Posts: 721

Feedback score: None
PostPosted: Wed 15 Jul, 2009 8:33 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thank you gentlemen. Just in case anyone was wondering, this is how the double-belt suspension works. The idea is to let the lower belt hang loose (adjustable) so that the scabbard angle is not limited, which is usually the case with only a single-belt design. With a double-belt, you're also able to adjust/move the scabbard to a comfortable angle so that sitting on a bench is possible without having to remove the setup altogether.



Brian Kunz
www.dbkcustomswords.com
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Scott Kowalski




Location: Oak Lawn, IL USA
Joined: 24 Nov 2006

Posts: 755

Feedback score: None
PostPosted: Thu 16 Jul, 2009 4:58 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Another truly amazing rig Brian. As others here have said, your work just keeps getting better and better. I am not sure how you keep doing it but please do not stop.

I also really like the double belt. Are there any historical examples in art or effigies that led you to this design?

Scott

Chris Landwehr 10/10/49-1/1/09 My Mom
View user's profile Send private message
Matthew G.M. Korenkiewicz




Location: Michigan, USA
Joined: 08 Mar 2004
Reading list: 3 books

Posts: 854

Feedback score: None
PostPosted: Thu 16 Jul, 2009 8:30 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Gentlemen, gentlemen, gentlemen, there is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING amazing about
this work. Nothing at all ...

... because it appears to me BK has set a high and excellent standard for himself AND
what he creates, then works toward achieving his goals and measuring up to his personal
standards again and again. With the results speaking loud and clear for themselves ...
View user's profile Send private message
Brian K.
Industry Professional



Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Joined: 01 Jan 2008

Posts: 721

Feedback score: None
PostPosted: Thu 16 Jul, 2009 9:04 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Scott- No I don't have any historical examples of exactly what I make. It was something I came up with on my own based on my experience as a scabbard maker, and idea's created from double-belt suspensions historically. The end result is something I consider highly plausible, and for myself it is extremely comfortable.

Matthew - Thank you very much. I do have high standards, and I carefully watch the details.

Brian Kunz
www.dbkcustomswords.com
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
M. Eversberg II




Location: California, Maryland, USA
Joined: 07 Sep 2006
Reading list: 3 books

Spotlight topics: 1
Posts: 1,435

Feedback score: None
PostPosted: Thu 16 Jul, 2009 10:14 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Things I like:

* The pattern on the body of the scabbard that reminds me of the grip.
* The eye-like design near the chape.
* The fittings (Chape, belt designs, decoration in general).
* The idea and execution of the double wrap belt.

Things I don't like:

* Not having one.


Great work as usual Happy

M.

This space for rent or lease.
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address Yahoo Messenger MSN Messenger ICQ Number
Patrick Kelly




Location: Wichita, Kansas
Joined: 17 Aug 2003
Reading list: 42 books

Spotlight topics: 2
Posts: 5,686

Feedback score: 100%
(5 total ▮ 100% positive)
PostPosted: Thu 16 Jul, 2009 5:06 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hmmmmm, tempting, tempting. Big Grin
View user's profile Send private message
Josh Maxwell




Location: Michigan
Joined: 01 Jul 2009
Likes: 1 page

Posts: 55

Feedback score: None
PostPosted: Thu 16 Jul, 2009 7:22 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Brian, I've been admiring your work for some time now, and I must say that I have become a fan. Your ability to turn out these amazing scabbards at the price and time that you do is simply phenominal.
View user's profile Send private message
Mike Harris




Location: Texas, USA
Joined: 18 Mar 2006
Likes: 1 page

Posts: 123

Feedback score: None
PostPosted: Fri 17 Jul, 2009 7:44 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Another beautiful and beautifully executed piece of artwork...

Brian has made several scabbards/belts for me, and all I can say is "It was really worth it!" I'm always a bit hesitant to jump into something like a custom commission for arms & armour. But with Brian, it was a no-brainer. Such a true artist with a head for business and excellent customer service is rare indeed. Happy
View user's profile Send private message
Brian K.
Industry Professional



Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Joined: 01 Jan 2008

Posts: 721

Feedback score: None
PostPosted: Mon 20 Jul, 2009 7:44 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I took some more pictures before I shipped.





Brian Kunz
www.dbkcustomswords.com
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website


Display posts from previous:   
Forum Index > Makers and Manufacturers Talk > Albion Vigil; Custom Handmade Scabbard
Page 1 of 1 Reply to topic
All times are GMT - 8 Hours

View previous topic :: View next topic
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum






All contents © Copyright 2003-2018 myArmoury.com — All rights reserved
Discussion forums powered by phpBB © The phpBB Group
Switch to the Basic Low-bandwidth Version of the forum