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Howard Waddell
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PostPosted: Wed 03 Jun, 2015 11:20 am    Post subject: Scabbards by Buck Bates         Reply with quote

Our own Buck Bates has started making period scabbards - more details (and some crappy initial photos) on our Scabbards page - first come, first served! These are his first offerings as he learns the trade, so prices are low.

http://albion-swords.com/swords/scabbards/scabbards.htm

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Howy

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PostPosted: Wed 10 Jun, 2015 6:15 am    Post subject: Scabbards by Buck Bates         Reply with quote

Scabbards without swords? Wow! I never knew that Albion would sell these.
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Well, all I can do is look at the photos....

Saddened, as the photos look heavy and thick. This may not be the case - but that's what I see.

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PostPosted: Wed 10 Jun, 2015 5:28 pm    Post subject: He's doing a good job.         Reply with quote

I had a chance to visit Albion this week. It was good to catch up.

Howy asked me to stop in and give Buck some tips. I have to say I am impressed with his commitment and attention to detail. He has only been doing this a month, and already he is making some quality scabbards. He will only get better as he goes. Buck has a background in leather work, so he is taking to this scabbard craft quite well!

So, these scabbards are a good deal.
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PostPosted: Wed 10 Jun, 2015 5:38 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Dean F. Marino wrote:
Well, all I can do is look at the photos....

Saddened, as the photos look heavy and thick. This may not be the case - but that's what I see.


Absolutely not! He is utilizing hardwood plywood to replicate cores that have multiple layers of thin wood glued together. This is something you seen on period originals. The core is very thin but sturdy.
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PostPosted: Wed 10 Jun, 2015 6:22 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Eric McHugh wrote:
Dean F. Marino wrote:
Well, all I can do is look at the photos....

Saddened, as the photos look heavy and thick. This may not be the case - but that's what I see.


Absolutely not! He is utilizing hardwood plywood to replicate cores that have multiple layers of thin wood glued together. This is something you seen on period originals. The core is very thin but sturdy.


Well, sounds great... could someone take a couple of photos that might illustrate this?

Eric, the work may be stunning... but people will look at the photos (what is advertised) - and the PHOTOS sort of show Tuna Boats Sad. I believe you - but someone needs to get out their camera and show what you have described. Especially when someone has put his heart and soul into a good product Sad.

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Max L




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PostPosted: Wed 10 Jun, 2015 8:03 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

They look pretty nice, like a good, cheaper alternative to a few of the makers out there.

Would love one for my Jarl!
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