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.
broadsword and dirk fittings
Hi Peter

Have some photos in the Withers, Bezdek and Wallace books you looked at but they aren't close ups. Happy to loan if of use

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