St Mark’s Basilica Scabbard

This asymmetrical scabbard is for an Albion Doge. The sword is based on a small group of original 15th century ones unique to Venice (currently in the Doge’s Palace), and they have a small “spur” on the false edge. This birch ply cored scabbard needed to be constructed in a way that accommodated the unusualContinue reading “St Mark’s Basilica Scabbard”

Gothic Scabbard

This scabbard is for an Albion Munich. The Munich is heavily based on a famous longsword resting in the Bavarian National Museum in Munich. I used a vine-like pattern inspired by the original scabbard as well as period imagery of similar looking scabbards from the late 15th/early 16th century Holy Roman Empire. The black/red combinationContinue reading “Gothic Scabbard”

“Robin of Sherwood” Scabbard

Today the “Historical” part of my handcrafts means the distant era of the 1980s. This scabbard is for the Albion replica from the series “Robin of Sherwood”, a Robin Hood TV series from 1984-86. The show did not have a specific scabbard for this magical sword, so the client asked for me to be creativeContinue reading ““Robin of Sherwood” Scabbard”

Lisbon Bible Scabbard

This scabbard was made for a client who will use it for living history. His focus is the late 15th century in the Holy Roman Empire. He asked about the possibility of using period decorations that had a connection to his Jewish identity that would be subtle enough not to stand out (given the mistreatmentContinue reading “Lisbon Bible Scabbard”

“Aute Omnia Honor” Scabbard

A scabbard for a blunt training sword. The client wanted his family coat of arms and family motto tooled into the leather, which I also covered with gold leaf. The core is poplar and covered in veg tanned leather. Brass fittings by Tod Cutler. The customer’s sword is a Jesse Belsky Stageswords hilt on aContinue reading ““Aute Omnia Honor” Scabbard”

Loki Scabbard

A Loki themed scabbard for an Albion Alexandria longsword. The client had a strong personal reason for wanting to pay homage to Loki, but also is interested in historical accuracy. Norse mythology and this 15th century sword aren’t contemporary with one another, so I started brainstorming the plausibility of Norse imagery being used in 15thContinue reading “Loki Scabbard”