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Ben Anbeek
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PostPosted: Fri 14 Jan, 2011 11:13 am    Post subject: DIY Sword scabbard and fittings         Reply with quote

Hi.

i'm new to the Industry Professionals.
and i want to show you some things i make.
so here is my first DIY project


ben



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drawings for the fittings

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sword beside the plained core

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last fitting before the plaining of the scabbard

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the bone glue

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glued the scabard core

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test fitting the sword

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chiseled out the core

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chiseled out the core

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PostPosted: Fri 14 Jan, 2011 7:39 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very informative photos.I am also working on a scabbard right now,so it was fun to compare techniques.I'm using poplar for mine,what wood are you working with in the photos?I am also fascinated by your steel I-beam workbench.That's a cool idea,did you make it yourself?Your website was nice .Do you just make scabbards,or do you make other stuff as well ? (for "the upper class",of course Big Grin )
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PostPosted: Sat 15 Jan, 2011 1:12 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi Isaac

The core is also poplar.

I made the I-beam bench it's one of my favorite tools.
It wont shift while plaining large poles.

i also make poleaxes and lucernhamers and planning on daggers and swords.

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PostPosted: Sun 16 Jan, 2011 8:56 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

just finished the sewing of the scabbard.
it's sewed with a saddler's stitch starting about 5 cm from the point sewing it up to the throat.
then sew back the last 5cm to the point.
then cut down the seam just above the sewing line.
and iron it down with a hot ironing tool.
then burned my mark in it.

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sewing the leather with a saddler's stitch

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sewing the leather with a saddler's stitch

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sewed the core

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ironed the seam down and added the burnmark

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PostPosted: Sun 16 Jan, 2011 9:59 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

very nice work on your site ... simple and crisp
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PostPosted: Sun 16 Jan, 2011 5:13 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi Ben, I am fairly new to making scabbards but I haven't seen documentation for that sewing method on a sword scabbard before (I know it is used on knife sheaths). I was wondering if you had any docuementation as it its use on scabbards?

Thanks,

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PostPosted: Sun 16 Jan, 2011 9:55 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

This is how all the medieval scabbards are sown up I have seen en have read about in the netherlands.
I have never seen one with a cross stitch on the back.
So this is how I make them.

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PostPosted: Sat 22 Jan, 2011 4:50 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Brazing of the upper chape

I think the pictures are self explaining.

If you have questions pleas feel free to ask.



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PostPosted: Sat 22 Jan, 2011 4:52 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

and the last foto's of the brazing


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brazing on the ring

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PostPosted: Tue 01 Feb, 2011 1:11 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi made some procress today and here are the pictures of making the point.


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0.8mm brass sheat

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metal die for the point

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forming the brass over the die

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cutting the brass on one side

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folding over the other side

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cutting the back with a 1mm cuttingdisc

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brazed and filed down

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PostPosted: Tue 01 Feb, 2011 1:21 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

progress so far.

made the middle shape same as the upper one.

and a start at the point.



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PostPosted: Wed 02 Feb, 2011 11:20 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That is all looking like it is going to come together really well.

Good work and thanks for letting us look over your shoulder whilst you work.

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PostPosted: Fri 04 Feb, 2011 12:19 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

made the scallop for the point
it still needs some filing and polishing



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marked the scallop with black marker to have a better view at the lines i'm working on

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brazing

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still needs more filing and polishing

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PostPosted: Tue 18 Mar, 2014 10:23 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

How the hell did I miss that post. It's great work, and thanks for sharing such a detailed work in progress on making scabbard metal bits.

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PostPosted: Tue 18 Mar, 2014 10:58 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

thanks for the kind words.

i don't think i ever posted pictures of the finished piece.



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PostPosted: Tue 18 Mar, 2014 12:03 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Oh this is great! I love how it starts out very humble, but the finished piece is magnificent. Very cool... I especially like the chape.
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PostPosted: Wed 19 Mar, 2014 7:55 am    Post subject: Nice work         Reply with quote

Thank you for that Mr Arbeek. Seeing the whole process like this helps to remind us to keep the final result in view as we go through all the preliminary steps. When you first posted the beginning of the work on the chapes, I must admit that I would not have predicted the final result, but you obviously knew where you were going all along. Nice work.
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PostPosted: Wed 19 Mar, 2014 10:17 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very nice work and look forward to seeing some other of your other work like the poleaxes and lucerne hammers.

An in progress series of pics like this is very instructive and educational and one of the types of Topics I like best.

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PostPosted: Wed 19 Mar, 2014 11:20 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks for the kind words guy's

and Jean here is another sword and scabbard i finished last week

http://www.myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t...c7277e3cfd

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PostPosted: Wed 11 Jun, 2014 8:00 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Perfect timing,
I'm about to start a new sheath for a long knife, this pictorial is giving me great suggestions, well done!
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