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Re: Scians

Postby kevin714 on Fri Nov 19, 2010 10:07 am

I was looking for a picture of the stitching side,so I can send to A&A.
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Re: Scians

Postby Swifty on Fri Nov 19, 2010 11:41 am

kevin714 wrote:I was looking for a picture of the stitching side,so I can send to A&A.

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Re: Scians

Postby finnobreanan on Fri Nov 19, 2010 2:29 pm

Kevin, If you go to the Hunt Museum's website and do a "Key word in title" search for "sheath", you will find a smaller example of a knife sheath constructed like the example Swifty has, with the seam on the back and the decoration on the front. Unfortunately, their catalog records for this artifact are very vague and the example is undated.
http://test.huntmuseum.com/search_hmtitle.asp
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Re: Scians

Postby kevin714 on Fri Nov 19, 2010 10:06 pm

finnobreanan wrote:Kevin, If you go to the Hunt Museum's website and do a "Key word in title" search for "sheath", you will find a smaller example of a knife sheath constructed like the example Swifty has, with the seam on the back and the decoration on the front. Unfortunately, their catalog records for this artifact are very vague and the example is undated.
http://test.huntmuseum.com/search_hmtitle.asp


Thanks, I found the sheath but it doesn't show the stitching side.
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Re: Scians

Postby kevin714 on Sun Nov 21, 2010 8:44 pm

Swifty wrote:Reproduced from Page 2 of this very same thread - as seen in the Osprey Warrior Series 'Galloglass 1250-1600':
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As you can see the decor is on the front, the sides are unstitched, and the back - the side you can't see in this particular pic - bears the longitudal seam. Copied from the famous example from Kilcumber Bog in Offaly.


What type of wood is the grip made of?
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Re: Scians

Postby Swifty on Sun Nov 21, 2010 9:30 pm

kevin714 wrote:
Swifty wrote:Reproduced from Page 2 of this very same thread - as seen in the Osprey Warrior Series 'Galloglass 1250-1600':
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As you can see the decor is on the front, the sides are unstitched, and the back - the side you can't see in this particular pic - bears the longitudal seam. Copied from the famous example from Kilcumber Bog in Offaly.


What type of wood is the grip made of?


That would be yew that wood.
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Re: Scians

Postby kevin714 on Mon Nov 22, 2010 2:29 am

Thank yew
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Re: Scians

Postby kevin714 on Fri Nov 26, 2010 8:30 pm

My new scian is complete, I just have to pay the balance and await delivery. Dimensions 24.75" overall, 20" blade.
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Re: Scians

Postby Swifty on Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:35 pm

Looks good Kevin - nice proportions and finish - I like it.
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Re: Scians

Postby Seathrun on Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:52 pm

Yeah looks great
So how early were these used? Is there evidence in the 900s to 1000?
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