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Russ Ellis
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PostPosted: Tue 22 Jun, 2004 8:59 pm    Post subject: Something headed for England         Reply with quote

Here's my latest project that I just got finished...
TRITONWORKS Custom Scabbards
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Lee O'Hagan




Location: Northamptonshire,England
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PostPosted: Wed 23 Jun, 2004 8:21 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi Russ,
Great looking scabbard mate,
Certainly adds to the whole thing so to speak,
Nice one, Big Grin
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Mike Fletcher




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PostPosted: Wed 23 Jun, 2004 10:54 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hey Russ,

Thanks for sharing! The pics are nice, but how's about a little commentary?

Thanks,

Mike
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Russ Ellis
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PostPosted: Wed 23 Jun, 2004 1:48 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Lol Sure Mike,

Well let's see, that sword was purchased through an ebay auction by a gentleman residing in England. It will sort of be a homecoming for that piece since it was made by Raven Armories. The unnamed gentleman (who can identify himself if he chooses Happy contacted me to get something done for the piece before it shipped to England.

The scabbard is the result. He was not interested so much in historical accuracy as something that looked nice. He was wanting something in all wood, and the inlays are my idea pretty much. The core is poplar and the inlays are all black walnut. Just for the record that raven (that's what the bird is) was a royal pain in the tail to do. The raven is actually slightly raised above the surface of the core making it have a more three dimensional flare. I finished the whole thing with six coats of tung oil. The poplar matches the handle and guard nicely so it looks like one solid unit. I really enjoyed working on this project as it was a chance to do something a little different. Those are always the best ones.

TRITONWORKS Custom Scabbards
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Scott Byler




Location: New Mexico
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PostPosted: Wed 23 Jun, 2004 2:49 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Nice job, Russ. The raven adds a lot to the visual punch, too. I've been tinkering a bit with raising copper shapes kinda like that by working with punches and such. It is fun to do, even if I don't have it completely mastered yet. Still, I can see making some of these things for scabbard fittings...
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Russ Ellis
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PostPosted: Fri 25 Jun, 2004 11:37 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks Scott!
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