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Migration Period scabbard.

Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:00 pm
by Medicus Matt
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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8-)

Re: Migration Period scabbard.

Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:20 pm
by steve stanley
If one thing could tempt me away from Black Powder...It's the luvverly stuff from that era.....and that is luvverly........

Re: Migration Period scabbard.

Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:51 pm
by Bad Viking
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

May need to pick yer brains some time ! :wink: shhhhhhh !

Re: Migration Period scabbard.

Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 11:14 pm
by steven pole
Excellent work there, more than I could do i think.

Re: Migration Period scabbard.

Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:17 am
by chrisanson
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:

Re: Migration Period scabbard.

Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:22 am
by Joolz
Very nicely done, MM.

Excellent leather carving and brasswork.

Joolz

Re: Migration Period scabbard.

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 9:32 am
by Medicus Matt
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.

Re: Migration Period scabbard.

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:02 am
by chrisanson
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.


i am unworthy :roll:

Re: Migration Period scabbard.

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 12:26 pm
by redwald
You sir, are a master scabbard maker!

Paul

Re: Migration Period scabbard.

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 12:37 pm
by Medicus Matt
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.

Re: Migration Period scabbard.

Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 12:41 pm
by chrisanson
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.


8-)

Re: Migration Period scabbard.

Posted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:10 am
by ChaseAED
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.

Re: Migration Period scabbard.

Posted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 3:55 pm
by Skevmeister
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.

Skev

Re: Migration Period scabbard.

Posted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 4:00 pm
by chrisanson
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.

Skev


i think loki guided my hand :crazy:

Re: Migration Period scabbard.

Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 6:18 pm
by gregory23b
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.

Re: Migration Period scabbard.

Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:43 pm
by chrisanson
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 !

Re: Migration Period scabbard.

Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 5:54 pm
by gregory23b
Oh Gooody - Keltique Dark Ages stuff, excellent :devil:

Re: Migration Period scabbard.

Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 11:47 am
by Medicus Matt
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.

Re: Migration Period scabbard.

Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 11:49 am
by Medicus Matt
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.

Re: Migration Period scabbard.

Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 12:04 pm
by Optio
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.

Re: Migration Period scabbard.

Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 12:04 pm
by Teagirl
Needs a bead, from Yore or even Backe Theyne.

Re: Migration Period scabbard.

Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 10:44 pm
by chrisanson
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?

Re: Migration Period scabbard.

Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 9:57 am
by Optio
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'.

Re: Migration Period scabbard.

Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:31 am
by Medicus Matt
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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Re: Migration Period scabbard.

Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:43 am
by lucy the tudor
Blimey, good firm buttocks, and he's brilliant with brasswork...

That is beautiful.

Re: Migration Period scabbard.

Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 11:46 am
by Medicus Matt
You could have lingered after molesting me from behind on Saturday. As it was, I was left feeling distinctly...used.

Re: Migration Period scabbard.

Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 4:30 pm
by chrisanson
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:

Re: Migration Period scabbard.

Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 4:46 pm
by lucy the tudor
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:

Re: Migration Period scabbard.

Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 5:08 pm
by Teagirl
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.

Re: Migration Period scabbard.

Posted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:13 am
by lucy the tudor
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.