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Sword Scabbard, #2

 
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LRB
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Real Name: WICK ELLERBE

PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:20 am    Post subject: Sword Scabbard, #2 Reply with quote

All hand made, 9oz. vege-tan leather, sewn with linen thread. Brass throat and chape/tip formed from .040 brass sheet. Frog hook sawn, ground, and filed from 1/2" x 1/2" x 2" brass bar. Brass mounts are glued and pinned to the leather. Top plate is 1/8" brass with entry filed out to blade shape. Sword is 1811 French or German going by the engraved writing on the spine. Main throat body, two piece chape/tip, and frog are silver brazed. Top plate is soldered in place with Brownell's 600 Hi Force 44 cadmium solder. Hope you enjoy a look.










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culpeperlt
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really nice work Wick, that looks slick!

Kyle
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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2012 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

VERY nice!

How did you form the leather to fit the blade?

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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is done pretty much the same as a knife sheath, just much longer. A pattern is made as if the blade were straight, and the seam would be on the edge. Then sewn and wetted. The tape protected blade is inserted with the seam turned to the back center and left to dry.
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Jacques
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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful workmanship!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:59 am    Post subject: Scabbard Reply with quote

That is really nice work as usual. I can't tell from the pics, but do you use a gold/brass colored solder on it? If you used a silver color then I cannot tell. great work!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The seams are silver brazed. They came out better than I even hoped for. I used Brownell's Silvaloy 355. It has great capillary flow abilities. As good or possibly better than many soft solders.
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