Early Medieval Sword Scabbard, Anglo-Scandinavian


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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)

Regia Anglorum.

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.

Additional information

Blade width at cross guard

45mm, 50mm, 55mm, 60mm

Blade width before rounding

20mm, 25mm, 30mm, 35mm

Blade Length, Cross guard to tip

20", 21", 22", 23", 24", 25", 26", 27", 28", 29", 30", 31", 32", 33"

Belt Length (your waist/where you wear it)

25-30", 30-35", 35-40", 40-45", 45-50", 50-55"

Side worn

Left, Right

Buckle & Strap end

Saxon, Viking

Scabbard top shape

Flat cross guard, Curved cross guard

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