Posted: Thu 27 Jan, 2022 6:29 pm Post subject: Scottish broadsword and dirk sheath fittings
I am after information about the mouth and chape fittings appropriate to the sheaths for a 1740s or earlier Scottish basket hilt broadsword and dirk. I have a couple of specific questions.
Modern setup is for the mouth to retain in the frog/belt with a button - was this being done pre-1750 as well, or were clips used, or other arrangements?
Some 19th century bayonet sheaths etc thread a thin wire through the fittings and leather to hold them together. Was something similar (or different) done pre 1750? I don't trust just glue to hold the fittings on long term.
Any closeups of these would also be appreciated.Still hammering away
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