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PostPosted: Mon 21 Jul, 2014 2:33 pm    Post subject: Knecht scabbard with knot         Reply with quote

HI All,

I was commissioned to make a scabbard for an Albion Knecht and here is the result.

I based it on the woodcut below, taken from another thread here about scabbards suitable for the Knecht.

The core is poplar, and in this case is fabric covered and then leather covered. The riser is formed out of wood and makes a nice positive stop.

What is notable is the difference is suspension from most other scabbards in that it is on a single belt that passes through a woven section of leather strapping. This style of suspension is very German early 16thC.

I hope you like it.

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PostPosted: Mon 21 Jul, 2014 3:43 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi Tod,

Great work as ever!

With this single belt suspension, does the sword tend to hang almost vertical as with other single-point designs, or does the lacing mean that it rides more horizontal, as in the woodcut?

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PostPosted: Mon 21 Jul, 2014 10:26 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks Mark,

The belt enters at the top end and exits at the bottom, so that it hangs at around 20 degrees (estimate).

I will post up a picture later.

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PostPosted: Mon 21 Jul, 2014 11:16 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Leo Todeschini wrote:
Thanks Mark,

The belt enters at the top end and exits at the bottom, so that it hangs at around 20 degrees (estimate).

I will post up a picture later.

Tod


I'd guess it kind of rides like this.



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HI Nathan,

Of course ... I should have looked and thought longer! Big Grin

Folks, if you're in need of a scabbard, I can't recommend Tod highly enough. I now have a few swords with scabbards from him, and a few more lined up which I'll be commissioning in the coming years.

Tod's quality is of the highest, turnaround times surprisingly fast, and prices very reasonable ... the holy grail of high-level custom artisans.

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PostPosted: Wed 23 Jul, 2014 8:28 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It's great to see an excellent maker taking on such things!
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PostPosted: Thu 24 Jul, 2014 3:29 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

nice work.
do you know any other historic sources for this type of knot on scabbard?
I must say that I see this kind first time...

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PostPosted: Thu 24 Jul, 2014 12:44 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks everyone and especially Mark T, I really appreciate the comments.

As regards where to see this style of knot, it was very common in the Landsknecht artwork.

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PostPosted: Thu 24 Jul, 2014 1:30 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

yes Tod, I saw many similar landsknechts knots on scabbards - but your is little different Happy
anyway - I like this style - good work.

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Mark T wrote:

Tod's quality is of the highest, turnaround times surprisingly fast, and prices very reasonable ... the holy grail of high-level custom artisans.


Just seconding that custom commissions and in stock purchases from Tod have all been positive experiences.

( The Eared Dagger I commissioned a few years ago actually arrived one months earlier than promised Surprised Big Grin )

I haven't ordered any scabbards from Tod so far at this time, but good to know: I would tend to want to buy both a sword and a scabbard directly from Tod although with some makers like Albion Tod can make a scabbard for some models where the dimensions by the maker are reasonably consistent.

( Not sure if for a swordless scabbard making if Tod makes the internal dimensions of a scabbard a little looser ? ).

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PostPosted: Fri 25 Jul, 2014 12:33 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

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yes Tod, I saw many similar landsknechts knots on scabbards - but your is little different Happy
anyway - I like this style - good work.


HI Maciej,

I am not sure how mine is particularly different. The straps are thinner in my example than the woodcut, so they have used less passes, but aren't they fundamentally the same?

Here is a lovely picture of me wearing the scabbard in my best Landsknecht gear.

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PostPosted: Fri 25 Jul, 2014 4:38 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Not so much the 'puffed,' but you certainly capture the 'slashed' flavor of the Landsknecht nicely!

Seriously though, fantastic scabbard. Love the clean, well made but still fairly utilitarian feel. It looks like it makes carrying the Knecht (a surprisingly large weapon) actually rather practical.

Top notch, as always!

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