This scabbard is made for an Albion Talhoffer. It is poplar wrapped in linen and glue, and then wrapped again in leather and dyed red. The design features Saint Catherine of Alexandria. It is loosely based on an anonymous German woodcut, circa 1470-80, although the image was modified here to fit the different medium.
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”
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”
This scabbard is for an Arms and Armor Edward III Sword. The original that it is based on has the symbol of the Order of the Garter on the blade, and the scabbard mimics this insignia tooled into the leather and covered with gold leaf. The symbol is flipped on the scabbard vs the blade,Continue reading “Edward III 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”
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”
Scabbard for an Albion Vigil. Poplar core and leather wrapped, featuring painted tooling on the leather in the style of 13th century marginalia. Each image comes from a specific historical source… yes, even the tree. (What can I say, medieval monks were weird guys.)