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Matthew Bunker




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PostPosted: Sat 29 Dec, 2012 3:19 pm    Post subject: Anglo Saxon scabbard         Reply with quote

Just thought I'd share some pics of something I've just finished, a 7th century style English scabbard. Core is poplar, lined with long haired sheep, leather is oak-tanned with cord work underlay (showing a typical 'Tiw' design).

The mouthband uses the first reconstruction of the Staffordshire Hoard 'moustache man' foils that I'm aware of, made for me by Dave Roper. Dave also made the pyramids, which I've used as part of the suspension system but not the way you might think. I had a theory, and have now proved it. Wink

Overall, very pleased, as is the customer.



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Scott Woodruff





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PostPosted: Sat 29 Dec, 2012 3:38 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I would love to hear an expanded explanation of your theory about sword pyramids. Your solution makes more sense to me than others I have seen, but then I do not know much about them and have never used them on a scabbard myself. Are they attached directly to the scabbard? Do they work like a pair of buttons allowing you to detatch the scabbard from the belt?
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Robin Smith




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PostPosted: Sat 29 Dec, 2012 7:09 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Scott Woodruff wrote:
I would love to hear an expanded explanation of your theory about sword pyramids. Your solution makes more sense to me than others I have seen, but then I do not know much about them and have never used them on a scabbard myself. Are they attached directly to the scabbard? Do they work like a pair of buttons allowing you to detatch the scabbard from the belt?

Very nice... Even has the radiating lines. Very cool

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Jack Savante





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PostPosted: Sun 30 Dec, 2012 5:18 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

A very attractive scabbard! Excellent work!
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Carl W.




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PostPosted: Sun 30 Dec, 2012 12:44 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Please, any chance for a few more pics? (closer up of foil, pyramids, cord work, chape(?), buckles(?), but beggars can't be choosers - we'll be happy with most anything :) Also is the red 'wrap' notable?

Regardless, thank you very much for sharing!
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PostPosted: Sun 30 Dec, 2012 1:33 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Fabulous work as usual Matthew; and congratulations to both yourselves and Dave.

I do find the pyramids and the linen wrap particularly intriguing, and overall the complete object is again lovely.

Reliably great and incredibly researched work.

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Matt Corbin




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PostPosted: Sun 30 Dec, 2012 2:32 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Matt,

Fantastic reconstruction! Big Grin As always. Please do provide some more info on how you employed the pyramids.

There's a few better pictures on the Wulfheodenas facebook page for those who are interested.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wulfheodenas/108333802621780

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