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Nathan Gilleland





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PostPosted: Tue 11 Dec, 2012 11:44 am    Post subject: Sword of Ulvbane Scabbard         Reply with quote

I got my dad a present this year: The Ulvbane sword!

It's an amazing piece of art, but I wanted to make it personal and give him the ability to carry it at events. So, I got myself some poplar, some chamois and went to work. I thought I would share some pictures. I took inspiration from Brian K and his amazing scabbards that he shares with us.

Any comments are welcome!



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Brian K.
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PostPosted: Tue 11 Dec, 2012 3:30 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Looks really good. It's truly a monster of a sword! Your dad should be really thrilled. I'm honored that I've inspired you Cool
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Jeremy V. Krause




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PostPosted: Tue 11 Dec, 2012 4:58 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

WOW, that's a heck of a present!

Lucky guy!
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J.D. Crawford




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PostPosted: Tue 11 Dec, 2012 5:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Sword of Ulvbane Scabbard         Reply with quote

Nathan Gilleland wrote:
I got my dad a present this year: The Ulvbane sword!


Hmmm, I got a T-shirt. Can I adopt you?
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Nathan Gilleland





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PostPosted: Tue 11 Dec, 2012 6:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Sword of Ulvbane Scabbard         Reply with quote

J.D. Crawford wrote:
Nathan Gilleland wrote:
I got my dad a present this year: The Ulvbane sword!


Hmmm, I got a T-shirt. Can I adopt you?


Hmmmm... What kind of allowance are we talking? Razz

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Antonio Ganarini




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PostPosted: Wed 12 Dec, 2012 1:24 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I am astonished..! Surprised
From your description, it looks like a simple thing, but...!
Really wonderful!

Ciao a tutti!
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Nathan Gilleland





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PostPosted: Wed 12 Dec, 2012 7:37 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks for all the interest! I thought I might go into a little more detail as to what I did for those curious:

I carved the cavity for the sword blank out of two pieces of poplar, glued them together and shaped the outside with rasps, planers, and lots of patience. Once that was done, I got a thick piece of scrap leather (not sure what kind, belt leather maybe?) and cut the dragon out. I styled the dragon after the carving on the guard and pommel to tie everything together.

Then I got some leather shoe-lacing and cut little bits for the Ohgam script along the dragon's spine. It's the family motto my father put together, "Fight with me, fight with my family."

I didn't want the natural color of the chamois, so I had to color it and darken it. I turned to coffee! A can of grounds later and 24 hours of soaking gave a nice color to the leather (and smelled great!).

Then came the long and hard part. I had to glue and form the chamois over the dragon. I had to keep the leather damp so it would stretch, but chamois doesn't have the weight to hold a shape on its own when dry, requiring that it be glued to the dragon form immediately. It was a long day of applying glue to the scabbard, stretching the damp chamois over it, and repeatedly stretching it into the crisp lines as it dried and as the glue cured.

Finally, I stitched it up the back and got ready to strap it. I browsed Brian's site for inspiration. To support the chamois, I put a patch of suede under the throat of the scabbard where the lacing would be. With this done, I cut the pattern, cut the belt and laced it all together. I used a Windlass chape that I had laying about for the end, and I think it all worked out well.

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Daniel Wallace




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PostPosted: Wed 12 Dec, 2012 8:21 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

mom and dads always love the personal hand made stuff. just getting the sword would be a knock out of the park, but the personal touches - i have a feeling this is one of those thing that will leave him speachless.
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Scott Woodruff





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PostPosted: Fri 14 Dec, 2012 5:45 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very nice work. I would love to see some closeups of the scabbard, especially the mouth and the dragon, so I can see more detail. You have excellent taste in gifts, if I could only have one sword I would want either the Svante or the Ulvbane.
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