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PostPosted: Fri 03 Dec, 2010 7:05 pm    Post subject: Book: Sheaths, scabbards, and grip coverings, Janne Harjula         Reply with quote

Here's a book that many folks here might be interested in, and which I don't think has been mentioned on myA before:

Sheaths, scabbards and grip coverings: Use of leather for portable personal objects in 14th-16th century Turku (Archaeologia Medii Finlandiae), by Janne Harjula (Skas, 2010).

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Turku was the most important town in medieval Finland, and this study presents the leather finds from archaeological surveys in the town and castle over the last hundred years. The artefacts are each individually described in text and pictures.


Apparently, this is one of the very sources we have for historical examples of 'rain guards' / chappes, which have fascinated many of us over the last year, given Roland Warzecha and Hammaborg's experimentation with them, and custom projects documented here by Sean Flynt, Mathieu Harlaut, and Max W.

I searched for this book a few months ago when Russ Ellis was building a 'rain guard' / chappe for me (sneak previews in this post) but it was only rarely available secondhand, and quite expensive.

Well, The Book Depository is now listing it as being reprinted: http://www.bookdepository.com/book/9789519680...-Coverings I just ordered one a few days ago, but it's now showing as out of stock. Amazon are listing it as being available for order: http://www.amazon.com/Sheaths-Scabbards-Grip-...amp;sr=1-1 so, hopefully, it has indeed been reprinted and is available. If mine arrives, I'll let you know.

I'm hoping it will do the same for our understandings of scabbards, grip coverings, and chappes what Olaf Goubitz's Purses in pieces and Stepping through time did for pouches and footwear.



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PostPosted: Wed 22 Dec, 2010 2:55 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Just a quick bump in case anyone missed this before ... and to say that my copy arrived today. Haven't had a chance to have a good look through it yet, but it does have a section on chappes / 'rain guards', and lots of pictures of surviving sheaths ... it's not for everyone, but if you enjoyed Knives and scabbards, Purses in pieces, or Stepping through time, then this might be the kind of sourcebook you're looking for!
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PostPosted: Wed 22 Dec, 2010 7:58 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I can't say I've ever heard of "Stepping through time" so now I'm going to have to go look that one up. Happy If you are in to this sort of thing Mark I've got some more I need to send you the titles of. You will have to order them from Ireland and England and they are quite pricey limited printings but...
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