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Alexander B.




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PostPosted: Thu 16 Feb, 2017 5:50 am    Post subject: Fabric lined scabbards. Yes/no/when?         Reply with quote

I hear early scababrds were lined on the inside with fabric, sometimes even fur.

I have an 18th C. encyclopedia entry detailing the making of small sword scabbards, mentioning the optional lining of the scabbard with wool.

However, For 15th C. purposes (and 16th) I am told there was no fabric in the scabbards. My question now is, if there was no fabric at all, or if the lining was optional and just no terribly common.
I personally like the concept of it, but I don't know if my scababrds would still be historically correct if I decide to line my 15th c. and 16th C. scabbards.

Also, I imagine unlined Scabbards rattling a bit against the blade, but don't know how much that is actually a 'problem'

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Fisher Lobdell




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PostPosted: Thu 16 Feb, 2017 8:56 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Use the search function to find some existing topics on the subject, keywords (scabbard lining). I had those questions answered here, but I don't know where.
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PostPosted: Fri 17 Feb, 2017 7:25 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I always put a lining in my scabbards, whether or not it's historically accurate. The sword draws much smoother with a lining.

I use either a heavy 22-24 oz. Melton wool, or a short-hair animal hide like cow or goat.
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