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Matthew Bunker




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PostPosted: Fri 03 May, 2013 3:46 am    Post subject: Re: Scabbard makers in London UK         Reply with quote

Adam Simmonds wrote:
Hello all,

Apologies if this is slightly off topic but does anybody know of a good scabbard maker in London?

I recently acquired a lovely little sword from the late 17th Century at the biannual Arms Fair in Earls Court and I would like to have a scabbard made for it.

Best regards,

Adam


Talk to Leo Todeschini of 'Tod's Stuff'. Based in Oxfordshire, which is close enough and he does gorgeous museum quality work.

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PostPosted: Fri 03 May, 2013 7:40 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks Matthew,

Following your suggestion I have looked at Leo Todeschini's page and it seems he does excellent work.

I'm not prepared to pay quite that much for a scabbard at this point so shall search for another option however I very much appreciate your pointing me in his direction.

Regards,

Adam
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PostPosted: Fri 08 Nov, 2013 7:03 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote






DIY scabbards for Senlac and Reeve. The Reeve scabbard is not period correct or perhaps "correct" on any level but I liked the way it looked so went with it...
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PostPosted: Fri 08 Nov, 2013 7:06 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Both are nice but I especially like that Reeve scabbard. Well proportioned, neatly finished, etc.
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PostPosted: Fri 08 Nov, 2013 8:09 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I built this scabbard in the spring for my dad's C9th-10th sword with piled core by the mighty Binns. Scabbard is lamb-skin lined wood core wrapped and stitched with veg tan, with a bit of foundation moulding and an internal, flat-topped and slightly undermined scabbard-slide fashioned from green horn, inspired mostly by the York leathers. Bellateare-inspired strap system with stitched veg-tan and some burnished loops of thonging to aid articulation.







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Mercer L. Blaire




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PostPosted: Mon 11 Nov, 2013 9:58 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Crusader Monk Scabbard and Baldric for my Lonely Wolf 2 Handed Type X. The grip will be wrapped in Kangaroo lace to match the Baldric Straps.







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PostPosted: Mon 11 Nov, 2013 12:21 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

This goes with my Mad Dwarf Migration sword





“integritet, rettferdighet, mot, handling: uten disse er en person betydningsløs”
Hærtjener, a combination of ancient Norwegian words menaing army and servant. H aehr tche ner.
Hærtjener was hand forged from 1075 high carbon and L6 tool steel, carved from antiqued cherry wood, and fitted with brass hilt components. All decorated to evoke the open seas and virtues such as integrity, justice, courage, & action.
The runes on the crossbar and pommel itself read:

The waves were a representation of my over seas deployments to date, there would be one more wave now

“integrity, justice, courage, action.”
With out these a person is of no consequence

stats:
OAL: 35″
Blade Length: 28*
Blade width: 2 3/4″
Steel type: 1075 & L6
Grip & Scabbard: Antiqued Cherry
Crossbar & Pommel: Mahogany spacers and brass cap fittings.




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PostPosted: Tue 12 Nov, 2013 6:46 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very nice! I love pieces that have a special and deeply personal meaning for the owner. You are a fortunate guy. Happy
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PostPosted: Wed 13 Nov, 2013 3:09 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Here's the scabbard for my Albion Earl, by Brian Kunz at DBK Custom Swords ... note the triple longitudinal risers, and the scalloping at the throat which mirrors the Earl's pommel.


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PostPosted: Wed 13 Nov, 2013 3:19 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

And here's the historical inspiration, from the Images of late 15th/early 16th C scabbard details? thread ...

Detail from Dürer's 'Knight, Death, and the Devil', showing what looks like the triple longitudinal riser, and what could just be artistic hatching, but is suggestive of chevrons pointing downwards:



On the Bayerishes, a design that's hard to make out, but hints at chevrons pointing up ...




And detail from the right panel of Dürer's Paumgartner Altarpiece, also showing a nice clear medial riser:


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PostPosted: Wed 13 Nov, 2013 5:57 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That's nice Mark. I dig it....
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PostPosted: Wed 16 Jul, 2014 9:09 am    Post subject: Show us your Sword and Scabbard combos with scbbards         Reply with quote

Hello Gents.

I just wanted to show off this custom combo and see some of yours.

It's a custom tinker with celtic symbols on the blade.
The dagger is an Atrim.

White scabbard and belt made by Sonny at valiant armoury. The dagger sheath by crusader monk.



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PostPosted: Wed 16 Jul, 2014 9:56 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi Lance! Nice looking set, care to tell us more about that Tinker piece? Looks like beast...
cheers,
Eric
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PostPosted: Wed 16 Jul, 2014 10:34 am    Post subject: hey Eric         Reply with quote

Hello Eric,

Its a Beast with the cutting due to the thick blade yet super light for what it is. Good thrusty to.

It was made for another fellow custom, it didnt work out for the poor guy so i picked it up! its a single sword length with a two handed grip!
handles and tracts well.


This picture is of the original Atrim leaf blade the hilt done by Christian fletcher. The Scabbard by its original owner!

The dagger is from my original Atrim Leaf blade that broke so i turned it into a dagger! scabbard and hilt done by crusader monk.



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PostPosted: Wed 16 Jul, 2014 12:04 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I'm just realizing how many scabbards/sheaths I've made trying to get it right. I feel like an absolute novice because I don't have these around anymore to remind me of what I've done.

Still trying...



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PostPosted: Wed 16 Jul, 2014 12:50 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

HI Sean,

Stop being humble - they are outstanding.

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PostPosted: Wed 16 Jul, 2014 1:37 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks, Tod! I think I've mostly got the internals. I'm just starting to experiment with good leather because the costs are so daunting. I think the knife projects are hooking me on the good stuff, and the German scabbards I love, with their tooling and integral by-knife sheaths, would seem to demand it.
-Sean

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PostPosted: Wed 16 Jul, 2014 2:24 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Couple of mine.... NONE are traditional (except the Dordogne). ALL (core, grip, wrap, and risers) are mine...
















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PostPosted: Wed 16 Jul, 2014 7:33 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Sean,

In an era of over-decorated scabbards and anachronisms, your scabbards excellently capture the elegant, dressed-down style of the 15th and early 16th centuries. You've even got a scabbard without a chape, something seen not infrequently in 15th century art, and yet shunned by most people who order their custom scabbard. So I say, let's see more of the same!
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PostPosted: Wed 16 Jul, 2014 8:42 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Sean, these inspire me to tackle a scabbard! I have a couple naked swords...

What is that two hander in your third picture? You don't have a thread about it so where do you?

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