We are delighted to offer this scabbard as part of our new In Stock range.
The Scabbard is built with a felted wool lined wooden core with integral strap slide (ash) and covered with Veg tan cow leather which is hand sewn using natural linen thread.
The straps are made from Veg-tan Goat leather that has been tri folded and sewn down both sides with natural linen thread. Please let us know the strap length you require (belt or baldric).
This scabbard will accommodate a blade up to:
Blade width at Cross guard – 50mm
Blade with at point of rounding – 30mm
Blade Length: 744mm (29″)
****Please note that the leather is natural veg tan which has been dyed with modern dyes to imitate spruce bark tanage****
Suitable for portrayal of a 10th C ‘Anglo-Scandinavian’ persona.
This is accepted for use within:
The Vikings (NFPS)
Many other Groups and Societies also accept these for use, if in doubt please check with your group/society Authenticity/Provenance Officer or refer to your kit Guides. If you would like to add your Group or Society to the above list please let us know.
Scabbard construction follows examples from the period finds from the 9th – 11th C.
Sheath – Gloucester – 1, Westgate Street 328 – Esther A Cameron, Sheaths and Scabbards in England AD 400-1100, page 132, fig 328
Fittings- Anglo-Scandinavian, various detector finds.