Svante scabbard (another take)
Hi All,

Brian at DBK started a thread a week or so back on a Svante scabbard and as is always the case with his work - seriously impressive. My style is a little different from Brians' and I have been meaning to post this up for a while so I thought why not?

The client wanted a scabbard rather than a full harness, so this was made to display rather than wear and so is lacking hanging fittings etc.

The sword is of course quite a thing to behold and even more so to hold in reality and so I tried to incorporate some of the elements of the sword into the scabbard. I reflected the inlets in the pommel in the finial of the chape and of course shadowed the rain guard on the locket but I also squared off the edges of the scabbard core and made the locket with squared off edges. This is not something that I would normally do, but although the Svante is of course covered in curves, they are strong and very defined and so I tried to get a little of this definition of strong lines into the scabbard, so rather than round and curve elements as I usuallly would I left them hard. I hope you like the result.



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Looks nice, as always Tod!!
Tod, Thank you for doing good work like this!

Really glad to see your work on this scabbard!
I would like to own that. That chape is perfect. Very nice, Tod. The owner should be very happy!
Hello Tod,

like it? No, love it! Wonderful work, absolutely perfect. Congratulations.
Looks amazing in photos. :D
Thanks all, very appreciated.

Nathan Robinson wrote
The owner should be very happy!

Well he seemed to be!


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