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How to wear a Viking sword

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It might be a stupid question, but I have had soem trouble with how to wear my sword. My 'voluptuous curves' seem to get in teh way if I do not strap it loosly so it hangs on my hip.
The current rigging soen't seem very coforatble and I am thing of making a new belt for my sword. So anyone have any tips? Preferably something visual?
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Your problem could be that you're a horse :D

I know that vikings aren't my period, but most of the sword belts I can remeber (middle ages) do tend to sit loosly on the hips, rather than being fastened in at the waist. You can struggle to draw the sword if it is hung as high as the wiast.

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I use an over the shoulder baldric for my Viking/Anglo-Saxon swords held in place by passing between me and my waist belt. Hint - if you wear a ring shirt - pass a strip of leather through the links just below the right shoulder and tie your baldric in place, this stops it sliding across and cutting into your neck!
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Is that a subtle hint to have me change my avatar? It worked! I will..

The over the shoulder sounds good... I will need a new belt/ balderick for that, this one is too short, it put the sword in my armpit! hehehe.

Any pictures of your balderick Neil ( apart from your avatar)? How is it fixed to the sheath?
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Contact Russel Scot at The Viking Experiance, all my belt fittings came via him and he should be able to supply photos or the real thing.
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http://www.fortunecity.com/victorian/da ... efault.htm

this one?
I googled, there are some hits on viking experience...
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braveanimal, i love your horsy pictures on your website! he looks lovely and very cuddly :D

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Surely an over the shoulder belt would cause even more voluptuous curves problems?
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http://www.viking-experience.co.uk/

Try e.mailing him from this address or see him at TORM in a couple of months.
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BraveAnimal wrote:Is that a subtle hint to have me change my avatar? It worked! I will..
No, I was just in a (not very) funny mood. Hope I didn't cause offence.

I was trying to pick up on the fact that there was no clue as to your gender, save for the context of the post and that fact could be relevant.

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I wear the scabbard attached to an over the shoulder belt and then put my waist belt around the outside of that to pin it to my side.

My wife tried the rig out and it works a treat on her curves :D

A dual belt system is the most comfortable and accomodating of all the ones ive tried so far!
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