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Gabriele Becattini





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PostPosted: Mon 10 Sep, 2007 8:11 am    Post subject: sword scabbard         Reply with quote

i want to make a sword scabbard, someone could tell me in wich way the metal locket and tips was fastened to the scabbard itself? someone of you has done something of similar?
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PostPosted: Mon 10 Sep, 2007 9:58 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

This is one of the things that is probably open to quite a bit of debate. I have just used a friction fit on all of mine, but glue would be a feasible option. I have also toyed around with the idea of other fastening methods, such as little hook like projections. I don't think the latter idea is very historical, and I think it will be less than effective, too (will likely tear the leather).

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J. Pav




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PostPosted: Mon 10 Sep, 2007 2:51 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I believe some use small tacks/rivets to secure the locket and cape to the wood core.

There used to be a Chistian Fletcher tutorial on making a Gladius scabbard where he used this method, but I can't seem to locate it.
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PostPosted: Mon 10 Sep, 2007 5:32 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The ones I've seen (historical examples I mean) use either : friction fit or tiny rivets/staples, irrelative to the period.
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