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15th Century Head Knife and Scabbard

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I bought this head knife at Torm from 6 of 1. This is the scabbard I have made for it.
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Nice work Steve as usual!!! :thumbup:

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well good and nifty leatherwork there !
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nice stuff can i ask though why the knife is that shape though? it looks like a bill for a midget
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noo, not for a midget hehe. It's called a head knife and was used by 15th century leatherworkers to cut leather (curved blade) and peirce holes in leather (spike) I've tried it already and it can do lots of jobs To do with leather work for my reenactment.

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where did you buy the knive.
i'm still looking for one

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hi gr ben, I bought the headknife from 6 of 1 for £60 at TORM.

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I've made another scabbard for the head knife, I think it looks even better than the first.
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Ah Steve, with zis leatherwork you are spoiling us!!!! :thumbup:


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Ta Neil. I think this one is better.

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Sorry Steve, it's nice work but I prefer the first one and I think it's a more likely representation of a period piece.
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Ooh. time for a vote I think?

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Well, I like the first one for its simplicity, but then again I like the second one as itsa bit more flash. But which one is better?? Theres only one way to find out...........


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Oh no, not Harry Hill! Hehe

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I'm with Matt. I prefer the SHAPE of the second one, but it looks over decorated. I think that the decoration on the first model is more approprite.

That's not to say that the decoration on the second isn't beautiful and well executed, just that I don't think that it's right for a head knife sheath.

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I did wonder later whether it was too fancy for s lowly head knife. I agree with the shape of the second one though. I could have another go. Anyone for a head knife scabbard? Hehe

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If I were you, I'd stick with the one that you've got and admit that you got a bit carried away if anyone challenges it.
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gr ben wrote:where did you buy the knive.
i'm still looking for one

Andy Kirkham makes a beautiful head knife but yer man is a bit of a Luddite when it comes to 'putors so contact by old fashioned mail or phone.

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