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PostPosted: Wed 26 Aug, 2015 10:10 am    Post subject: Interesting Source for Scabbard Decoration         Reply with quote

I've just noticed that medieval pilgrim badges from the Shrine of St. Thomas Becket often depicted decorated sword scabbards. The Museum of London has many examples: http://collections.museumoflondon.org.uk/online/

It's an interesting source for decoration ideas.

Here's a 15th c. example.



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PostPosted: Wed 26 Aug, 2015 10:17 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I guess this is the front of that 15th c. pin. Wouldn't it be fun to recreate these pins in brass (complete with the sword that probably was lost within 10 minutes of the badge's purchase)?


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PostPosted: Wed 26 Aug, 2015 10:53 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Whoa. Nice find. Good thinking out of the box, too.
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PostPosted: Wed 26 Aug, 2015 11:05 am    Post subject: Great find Sean         Reply with quote

Those are excellent finds. It really illustrates the concept they did not like blank spaces.

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PostPosted: Wed 26 Aug, 2015 11:11 am    Post subject: Another example         Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed 26 Aug, 2015 11:22 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

More below. And here's one you can buy, because we live in the true age of magic: http://www.mainlymedieval.com/product_info.php?products_id=863


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PostPosted: Wed 26 Aug, 2015 3:02 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Sean Flynt wrote:
More below. And here's one you can buy, because we live in the true age of magic: http://www.mainlymedieval.com/product_info.php?products_id=863

This isn't magic, this is SCIENCE! Cool

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PostPosted: Thu 27 Aug, 2015 8:37 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic" Big Grin
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PostPosted: Thu 27 Aug, 2015 11:00 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Or rather, as the titular heroine of Girl Genius put it, "Any sufficiently analyzed magic is indistinguishable from science!" (cue lightning, thunder, manic laughter) Big Grin
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