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PostPosted: Wed 19 Apr, 2006 10:03 am    Post subject: Pedite gladius scabbard         Reply with quote

I just finished this up yesterday...


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PostPosted: Wed 19 Apr, 2006 10:30 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Wow, that's beautiful! I like the squid (?) at the bottom!
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PostPosted: Wed 19 Apr, 2006 11:30 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Wow, Christian, that's fantastic! Very nice detailing!
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PostPosted: Wed 19 Apr, 2006 11:32 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That's gorgeous! Will there be a baldric as well?
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PostPosted: Wed 19 Apr, 2006 1:46 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Well done.
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PostPosted: Wed 19 Apr, 2006 5:26 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I like it, Christian!
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PostPosted: Wed 19 Apr, 2006 5:28 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very nicely done Christian!
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PostPosted: Wed 19 Apr, 2006 5:33 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Sweet! I knew I should of opted for metals class in High School! That looks fantastic!

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PostPosted: Wed 19 Apr, 2006 5:57 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Great job -- attractive and historically accurate for the type (Pompeii)!
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PostPosted: Wed 19 Apr, 2006 7:40 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That looks great!!!

So the next question is---- What is the cost of having one made for my gladuis?

Is this item listed on your website?
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PostPosted: Wed 19 Apr, 2006 11:02 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

As always Christian......perfect.
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PostPosted: Thu 20 Apr, 2006 9:25 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks, everyone, for the positive feedback. Now to answer your questions:

I'm not exactly sure what the story is with the squid. It's a ubiquitous feature on this scabbard type (I have numerous examples I worked from) that seems to be a sea shell sitting on a pedestal with four curly legs. Actually, calling it a squid seems to take less time : )

The price for this scabbard is $595 and my standard gladius baldric is available for it as well. I'm currently working on a complete makeover of my site that will include all of the Albion Next Gens and Museum Line, as well as quite a few more photographs I've never published before.

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PostPosted: Thu 20 Apr, 2006 9:44 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Christian Fletcher wrote:
as well as quite a few more photographs I've never published before.


Looking forward to that!

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PostPosted: Fri 21 Apr, 2006 2:26 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That's pretty damn cool, Christian.

I'd really dig seeing some of the originals on which you based yours.

Does anyone have any illustrations of the originals to which we can compare?

Also, Christian, I'm eager to see the new site update for sure!

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PostPosted: Fri 21 Apr, 2006 4:37 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Nathan Robinson wrote:

I'd really dig seeing some of the originals on which you based yours.

Does anyone have any illustrations of the originals to which we can compare?



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PostPosted: Fri 21 Apr, 2006 7:16 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

David Wilson wrote:
Nathan Robinson wrote:

I'd really dig seeing some of the originals on which you based yours.

Does anyone have any illustrations of the originals to which we can compare?



http://www.romancoins.info/MilitaryEquipment-Attack.html

Further down on this page is the remains of a Pompeii-pattern scabbard, complete with "squid"!


David, thank you. That's a fantastic resource for eye candy (kind of like myArmoury.com, which is probably why I like it). I appreciate the response!

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PostPosted: Sun 23 Apr, 2006 3:31 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Gentlemen,

I think it maybe out fo print, but in the book "Weapons of the Romans" by Michel Feugere, there is a drawing of an orginal. It looks very close to the one made by Mr. Fletcher.

It is on page 114 in the printing I have. The "squid" is shown with cape clearly in figure "B", and another similar cape is shown in figure "A." They are said to be from Rottweil. I was just given a scanner. Is there any laws about posting photo's from books if it is not for profit? Let me know, I will post the page on the site.

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Some of my best sources for this sort of thing are photocopies from some German texts, sent to me by Matthew Amt. These are pages of archaelogical drawings of fittings, etc. I've got one page featuring rows of just "squids", for instance.
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