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James Smythe

Leather Scabbard for Me Pointy

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For those of you that may not know I am currently in the process of building a scabbard for my new sword from Privateer Armory. I have just acquired enough supplies to start the project and will be updating it here. I plan on a stretched leather scabbard with no wooden core. I also plan on adding a bronze tip and and lock.

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This is the sword I bought and a link to Privateer Armory.

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cool. It took me 3 goes to make one for my sword but that was a straight blade so probably wasnt as hard to make as the one you are going to do. Just watch you leave plenty of room as when the leather dries it shrinks slightly. The second one I made i had to cut the blade out of as it was jammed in good and proper.

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Here is the first update. I have stretched and formed the leather and added a bronze locket. I now must wait for the leather to completely dry before proceeding. So far no trouble with the blade draw. I intentionally made it a bit big to accommodate for shrinkage. I am keeping my fingers crossed that it will still draw when dry.

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Would love to see some pictures......There is a blade I would love to purchase but it has no scabbard. Would like to see one that has been handmade..... for ideas.

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This was the one we made for a broadsword recently:

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That is great Mr Smythe! hope it turns out perfect!

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I have dyed it a mahogany brown and am glad to say its a snug fit but drawable.

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Just as an update...

I am thinking of buying a slat of pine to make a false blade to widen and stretch it some. Although the blade is drawable it is a bit snug and I am going to see if I can retrofit a stretch. Nothing to lose at this point as the false blade will not let it shrink past its original size.

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this works but i don't know if its something i'd recommend. The scabbard i first made that was too tight so I got a rubber mallet and gave it a good bashing. Think it squashed it down that little bit so I could slide the blade in and out easier. Worked for me but theres a risk it could damage the stitching.

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I have currently be slowly working the leather to loosen it up and it seems to be working so the slat idea might not be needed.

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