Scabbard Price Sheet

DISCLAIMERS (and transparency on how I keep my prices lower)

  1. I need the sword in hand, which means that you need to not only pay to ship it, but to pay for the insurance. Likewise, I will charge you for shipping + insurance, and can’t be held responsible for the negligence of the mail carrier (I typically use UPS).
  2. Although I think my scabbards are very good, the construction isn’t the same level of precision of higher end craftsmen (Like Christian Fletcher or DBK). I’m priced accordingly. I use hand tools, and you will see irregularities and wavy lines. I personally like the handmade look, but you just need to know what to expect before hand.
  3. I use the “sandwich” method of forming two thin slats of wood around the blade, and then I also wrap them in linen and adhesive for extra strength before covering it with leather. Many other makers hand chisel the cores. I can do this, but it is much more time consuming and therefore I will have to charge you more. Chiseling has the potential to be stronger (but only if done well); My method is still very strong. Again, know what to expect ahead of time.
  4. My leather covers are glued on rather than stitched.
  5. At the moment, I don’t do curved swords. I have too much trouble getting them to fit right, and until I get better, I won’t be taking your money for them.
  6. Prices below are guidelines, not final. When you contact me, give me a basic idea of what you’re after, and we’ll talk about details and decorations first, and I’ll give you a quote. I’ll do a sketch for your approval. You don’t pay me until I’m done (although I’ll technically be hanging onto your expensive sword as collateral in the meantime…)

PRICES

Prices below don’t reflect shipping/insurance, nor do they include the cost of any third party items (e.g. chapes and bucklers). I charge you exactly what I pay for them.

-Basic, poplar core, leather wrapped scabbard, dyed to the color of your choice: $300 (possibly a little more if there’s something unusual about your blade shape that causes me extra work)

-Tooled and decorated leather: depends on the level of complexity, but most of the examples on my site would be an additional $275ish. Very simple patterns could be less, and very complex ones would be more.

-Basic belt rig: additional $125 plus the cost of any additional hardware beyond a basic buckle (I can help you decide on the hardware)

-Fancy decorated belt rig: additional $225 plus the cost of any additional hardware beyond a basic buckle (I can help you decide on any hardware)

-Integral 13th/14th century style belt rig: +$225 + cost of any additional hardware beyond a basic buckle (I can help you decide on any hardware)

So for example, a basic scabbard is $300, but if you wanted a chape from a third party vendor that cost $100, then the total would be $400. If you wanted $275 worth of tooling and decoration, it would then be $675, etc.

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