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”