Oak Leaf Scabbard

I commissioned this amazing messer from the incredible Davis Reproductions and finally got around to making a scabbard. Knives like this are often depicted in paintings from the late 15th/early 16th century and the scabbards are often decorated with vines, leaves and scenes relating to the outdoors. They also often show an integral sheath in the side with eating utensils for travel or hunting excursions, and I worked these into the design. The Latin phrase roughly means, “Nature is greatest in the smallest of things”.

The brass strap end was made by myself; the buckle is mass produced. Poplar core covered with leather.

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