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Here's a scabbard I have just finished- and proud of it I am !! he
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Are those B&W speakers in the background?

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he he ! no Acoustic Energy AEGIS, they kick out a bloody good sound, - not practical to use at present, so are for sale- £50, cost £370 new 18 months ago.
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Bloomin heck, that's a good price Bad Viking. I only asked as I have some B&W speakers which look very similar from the rear view.

I really need to sell some of my Guitar & Bass collection to help finance this years re-enactment needs (goodies) etc. Can live without my golf clubs too now I'm more interested in other metal items I tend to swing these days.

Btw getting back on topic for a moment there is a certain something to be said for the pleasure & satisfaction of producing your own kit.

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Can anyone give me some reliable info on the appearance and construction of Viking scabbards. I honestly cannot recall ever seeing a photo of a historical one.

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Can anyone give me some reliable info on the appearance and construction of Viking scabbards. I honestly cannot recall ever seeing a photo of a historical one.
There's a number of drawings and info (including construction details) about excavated scabbards from York in "Leather and Leatherworking in Anglo-Scandinavian and Medieval York". PDF downloadable from the York Archeological Trust's website.
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Looks good, excellent carving. I make lots of leatherwork but i'm no good at carving like this.

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Very nice of you to say ! thank you ! :D
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what tools do you use to carve leather to get that embossed effect?

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I use a swivel knife to carve the leather then a specialist type of ridging tool and a tool with a 'dappling' thing on the end-- I call these tools thingymajig's ! hehe - I got them from Tandy Warehouse in Northampton, but I havn't got the foggyest as to their actual names.

http://www.tandyleatherfactory.co.uk/default.asp

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Bad Viking wrote:I use a swivel knife to carve the leather then a specialist type of ridging tool and a tool with a 'dappling' thing on the end-- I call these tools thingymajig's ! hehe - I got them from Tandy Warehouse in Northampton, but I havn't got the foggyest as to their actual names.

http://www.tandyleatherfactory.co.uk/default.asp

:D

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BV, you use a beveller and a background tool. ;)
I used to faf around with a swivel knife but find that they're very awkward when you're doing fine detail so now I use a small stitching awl that I've sharpened on one side, set in a bit of antler. Works a treat.
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Grinper wrote:Can anyone give me some reliable info on the appearance and construction of Viking scabbards. I honestly cannot recall ever seeing a photo of a historical one.
Grinper, take a look at this thread on 'myArmoury' and scroll down to my post which discusses the construction and decoration of Viking Age scabbards (including a pic of my reconstruction of the Cronk Moar scabbard).
http://www.myarmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=24495
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Now that is one beautiful scabbard- very very nice indeed !
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Bad Viking wrote:Now that is one beautiful scabbard- very very nice indeed !
Cheers BV, here's a pic of the whole rig.
cronkmoar.jpg
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I'd like to have a go at making the green and red Hedeby scabbard but no-ones asked me to yet.
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Medicus Matt wrote:
Bad Viking wrote:Now that is one beautiful scabbard- very very nice indeed !
Cheers BV, here's a pic of the whole rig.
cronkmoar.jpg
I'd like to have a go at making the green and red Hedeby scabbard but no-ones asked me to yet.
I might if you give me a price :p

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he he - there's the challenge you have been waiting for Matt !

I have not seen that Hedeby scabbard -- haveyou any piccy's ?
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Bad Viking wrote:
I have not seen that Hedeby scabbard -- haveyou any piccy's ?

I don't think anyone has for years. It's not on display in the museum and the folks there didn't know anything about it when I went last year so all I've got to go on is the archaeological report. THe usual fleece lined wooden core, with green leather over the top, with diamond shaped cut outs in the leather. Under the cutouts is a layer of red leather and the cutouts are edged with little copper alloy pins.

Kael, my order book is full until the early Spring now but, if you're serious, I'll happily do you a quote.
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Medicus Matt wrote: Kael, my order book is full until the early Spring now
Thought you were occupied until christmas by 'that bloody game' :roll:

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Medicus Matt wrote: Kael, my order book is full until the early Spring now
Thought you were occupied until christmas by 'that bloody game' :roll:
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Bad Viking wrote: I have not seen that Hedeby scabbard -- haveyou any piccy's ?
The reconstruction picture from the report.
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