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Brian K.
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PostPosted: Sat 24 Mar, 2012 2:43 pm    Post subject: Custom Handmade Scabbard: Albion Valkyrja 3-24-12         Reply with quote

Hello myArmoury community,

I'd like to share my latest scabbard commission with you, the Albion Valkyrja. It features a wool lined wooden core, handmade slide, custom tooling design, and complimentary aging. These types of scabbards are always a little more involved than others, but once completed end up being my favorites.

Please feel free to chime in and comment or ask any questions you may have.

Thanks for looking, and more can be seen here: http://www.dbkcustomswords.com/custscabbs/KRAlbionValkyrja.html








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PostPosted: Sat 24 Mar, 2012 3:06 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Great looking scabbard, rich detail and completely harmonious with the style of the sword furniture.

And all this in addition to your usual high quality and tasteful work. Big Grin Cool

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PostPosted: Sat 24 Mar, 2012 3:29 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

love the detail on the chape .. did you cast it?
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PostPosted: Sat 24 Mar, 2012 3:48 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Jean Thibodeau wrote:
Great looking scabbard, rich detail and completely harmonious with the style of the sword furniture.

And all this in addition to your usual high quality and tasteful work. Big Grin Cool


Thank you Jean. You always have something very nice to say, and I must reply to say that I really appreciate the kind words Cool

Randy W wrote:
love the detail on the chape .. did you cast it?

It was customer provided, but I'm 99% sure it came from Mercia Sveiter. However, I did touch it up with a little DBK custom work.

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PostPosted: Sat 24 Mar, 2012 4:26 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Nicest scabbard I have ever seen you make brian. Cool
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PostPosted: Sat 24 Mar, 2012 8:00 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

This is spectacular work.
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PostPosted: Sat 24 Mar, 2012 8:07 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Absolutely jaw-dropping. If I ever feel the need for a custom scabbard, I know where I'm going.
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PostPosted: Sun 25 Mar, 2012 6:58 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Great work - scabbards often don't get the attention they deserve!

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Wow, thank you everyone. I appreciate the great compliments.

G K Vaughn wrote:
Absolutely jaw-dropping. If I ever feel the need for a custom scabbard, I know where I'm going.


I've often echoed the words that the scabbard is the frame, and the sword is the picture. They compliment each other, and together they make a complete set. One shouldn't go without the other!

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PostPosted: Sun 25 Mar, 2012 9:52 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Once again, this is simply stunning work, awe-inspiring in fact. Thanks for sharing it.
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PostPosted: Wed 28 Mar, 2012 11:58 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Jean Thibodeau stated:
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Great looking scabbard, rich detail and completely harmonious with the style of the sword furniture.

My exact thoughts. Too often I see a magnificent scabbard that lacks continuity with the piece it was made for. Incredible work for an incredible sword.
As an aside, I believe Albion has sold the entire, limited amount of the Valkyrja. The sword itself with this scabbard? Fabulous.

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PostPosted: Wed 28 Mar, 2012 2:29 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks!

I think we should petition Albion to make some more. I know I'd be one of the first in line.

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PostPosted: Wed 28 Mar, 2012 2:40 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Brian K. wrote:


I think we should petition Albion to make some more. I know I'd be one of the first in line.


I don't think that they should make more Valkyrjas - maybe something similar, but distinct in its own right.

Of course, you can still get an Ulvbane.

I'm one of the lucky 100 to have a Valkyrja.

And that is another wonderful scabbard, Brian. One of these days I must get one - maybe for my Albion Oakeshott
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PostPosted: Sun 01 Apr, 2012 3:07 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Brian K. wrote:
Thanks!

I think we should petition Albion to make some more. I know I'd be one of the first in line.


I wish I had got one as well. For something similar, Rob Miller and Jeffrey Robinson make a version of the original sword.
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PostPosted: Sun 01 Apr, 2012 4:33 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Amazing work on the Valkyrja scabbard Brian! I can only hope that the scabbard I have waiting in your queue for my Vinland is equally stunning. Your work is beyond top notch!
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PostPosted: Mon 02 Apr, 2012 5:31 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Brian:

Perhaps there could be an occasion where you show us the step by step process of one of your creations. A lot could be learned I'm sure.

Thanks, Jon

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