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Migration Period scabbard.

Postby Medicus Matt » Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:00 pm

You know how sometimes you finish making something and then stand back from it for the first time and go..."Yeah, yeah that turned out alright."?
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Postby steve stanley » Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:20 pm

If one thing could tempt me away from Black Powder...It's the luvverly stuff from that era.....and that is luvverly........


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Postby Bad Viking » Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:51 pm

Now that is a truly exquisite scabbard !!!!
I should know as I fumble with pieces of leather and knock crappy scabbards out in comparassion !

Bravo !! :D

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Postby steven pole » Fri Sep 09, 2011 11:14 pm

Excellent work there, more than I could do i think.



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Postby chrisanson » Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:17 am

Medicus Matt wrote:You know how sometimes you finish making something and then stand back from it for the first time and go..."Yeah, yeah that turned out alright."?
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not bad....i'll give ya a tenna for it :twisted:



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Postby Joolz » Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:22 am

Very nicely done, MM.

Excellent leather carving and brasswork.

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Postby Medicus Matt » Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:32 am

chrisanson wrote:
not bad....i'll give ya a tenna for it :twisted:


You're not having it, you'd just bleed all over it.


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Postby chrisanson » Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:02 am

Medicus Matt wrote:
chrisanson wrote:
not bad....i'll give ya a tenna for it :twisted:


You're not having it, you'd just bleed all over it.


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Re: Migration Period scabbard.

Postby redwald » Mon Sep 12, 2011 12:26 pm

You sir, are a master scabbard maker!

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Postby Medicus Matt » Mon Sep 12, 2011 12:37 pm

redwald wrote:You sir, are a master scabbard maker!

Paul


And you, sir, are looking for a discount on your next scabbard. :wink:
Thanks Paul, and everyone else.
Now, if only you buggers would be prepared to pay enough for me to make them full time......then I'd get heartily sick of it and wouldn't bother any more.


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Postby chrisanson » Mon Sep 12, 2011 12:41 pm

Medicus Matt wrote:
redwald wrote:You sir, are a master scabbard maker!

Paul


And you, sir, are looking for a discount on your next scabbard. :wink:
Thanks Paul, and everyone else.
Now, if only you buggers would be prepared to pay enough for me to make them full time......then I'd get heartily sick of it and wouldn't bother any more.


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Postby ChaseAED » Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:10 am

Very nice work. Having watched my dad make a full authentic sheath for his new Staffs Hoard sword I know just how much time and hard work is required to complete a project like this. Your leather embossing is magnificent too.


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Postby Skevmeister » Sat Oct 08, 2011 3:55 pm

Matt,

That is bloody lovely. You are a compentant and master craftsman.

Having tried to make my own for my swords, I truly appreciate the skill and work that goes into anything like this.

My the gods continue to guide your hand.

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Postby chrisanson » Sat Oct 08, 2011 4:00 pm

Skevmeister wrote:Matt,

That is bloody lovely. You are a compentant and master craftsman.

Having tried to make my own for my swords, I truly appreciate the skill and work that goes into anything like this.

My the gods continue to guide your hand.

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Postby gregory23b » Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:18 pm

Matt's Dark Age stuff is really nice.

Matt, how long have you been making Dark Age scabbards for, seems the Dark Ages are a real draw to you.


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Postby chrisanson » Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:43 pm

gregory23b wrote:Matt's Dark Age stuff is really nice.

Matt, how long have you been making Dark Age scabbards for, seems the Dark Ages are a real draw to you.



he does majikul ones anall ya know? keltik majikuluns !



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Postby gregory23b » Wed Oct 12, 2011 5:54 pm

Oh Gooody - Keltique Dark Ages stuff, excellent :devil:


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Postby Medicus Matt » Thu Oct 13, 2011 11:47 am

Cheers Skev, your good taste are only exceeded by your looks and intelligence. :wink:



ChaseAED wrote:Very nice work. Having watched my dad make a full authentic sheath for his new Staffs Hoard sword I know just how much time and hard work is required to complete a project like this. Your leather embossing is magnificent too.


Thanks for the compliments. Much appreciated.
"a full authentic sheath".


Really 'Fully' authentic would be impressive.
I've got a rather special commision to do over the winter and I've only just managed to find a source for 1.5mm thick slats of poplar that are split from planks rather than sawn (most early medieval English scabbards were willow or poplar, a few used beech or birch and all were made by forming very thin lathes of wood rather than carving a hollow into flat planks).
Next step is to find a skin from a period appropriate breed of sheep, one with long straight hair fibers and very thin skin, rather than the curly haired, thick skinned sheepskins you normally find.

Making something that looks good and feels right for the period is one thing. Making something that you can really claim to be 'authentic' is quite another.
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Postby Medicus Matt » Thu Oct 13, 2011 11:49 am

gregory23b wrote:Matt's Dark Age stuff is really nice.

Matt, how long have you been making Dark Age scabbards for, seems the Dark Ages are a real draw to you.


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Re: Migration Period scabbard.

Postby Optio » Thu Oct 13, 2011 12:04 pm

Medicus Matt wrote:
gregory23b wrote:Matt's Dark Age stuff is really nice.

Matt, how long have you been making Dark Age scabbards for, seems the Dark Ages are a real draw to you.


Since Yesteryear...or possibly Yore.
I forget now.

Now b**ger off, the pair of you.



The Dark Lord then drew a veil over the thread, truly sending it to a deeper and darker place, maybe even as far back as a Darker than Dark Age.



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Postby Teagirl » Thu Oct 13, 2011 12:04 pm

Needs a bead, from Yore or even Backe Theyne.


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Postby chrisanson » Thu Oct 13, 2011 10:44 pm

Optio wrote:
Medicus Matt wrote:
gregory23b wrote:Matt's Dark Age stuff is really nice.

Matt, how long have you been making Dark Age scabbards for, seems the Dark Ages are a real draw to you.


Since Yesteryear...or possibly Yore.
I forget now.

Now b**ger off, the pair of you.



The Dark Lord then drew a veil over the thread, truly sending it to a deeper and darker place, maybe even as far back as a Darker than Dark Age.



really dark age?



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Re: Migration Period scabbard.

Postby Optio » Fri Oct 14, 2011 9:57 am

Yes Chris, a period of history where learning was forgotten,where pens were used as ear scoops, where the use of candles was minimal and, in Britains case, a time when people rode cows instead of horses and walked around in clothing akin to sacks, they also started eating mud at this stage, and had the inability to shave or wash (and that was just the women), you see after the might and learning of Rome was drawn away Britain descended into a mire of poop from which ungodly and criminal things sprang, namely, Saxons. Lets face it, out of all of them freeloading over here, only about five of them could write, and their spelling was quite shocking too, they tired to hide this by drawing little birds and things on the corners of pages, they also forgot on the whole that building out of stone was better than wood, they forgot how easy the wolf huffed and puffed a wooden house down, and this carried on until they were trounced by William, a FRENCHMAN! and for that, the worst of all sins they were, and shal remain deeply fettered in 'The Dark Age'.



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Postby Medicus Matt » Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:31 am

Another 5th century one, finished last week for a Bretton chap (so it really is a magykl mystykl Darke Age one. :roll: )
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Postby lucy the tudor » Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:43 am

Blimey, good firm buttocks, and he's brilliant with brasswork...

That is beautiful.


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Postby Medicus Matt » Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:46 am

You could have lingered after molesting me from behind on Saturday. As it was, I was left feeling distinctly...used.


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Postby chrisanson » Tue Nov 15, 2011 4:30 pm

Medicus Matt wrote:You could have lingered after molesting me from behind on Saturday. As it was, I was left feeling distinctly...used.



you look used :roll:



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Postby lucy the tudor » Tue Nov 15, 2011 4:46 pm

Medicus Matt wrote:You could have lingered after molesting me from behind on Saturday. As it was, I was left feeling distinctly...used.


I would willingly have stayed and pestered you more, but the other man was stuck on the stall, and I had been gone for at least half an hour. One has to balance debauchery with practicality. :angel:


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Postby Teagirl » Tue Nov 15, 2011 5:08 pm

It's better if you can simply get them to stand around the stall long enough for a small debauch, thereby not having to worry about leaving the man behind the stand to worry.


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Postby lucy the tudor » Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:13 am

Ah, but the gentleman in question is such a floozy, so has to limit the number of places he stands for his debauchery, or he'd never get round the market.
He looks all innocent in those tweeds, but I don't believe it for a moment.


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