Irish Scabbards

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Irish Scabbards

Postby timothy on Mon Nov 25, 2013 6:18 am

So far I keep seeing images of a fringed scabbard for swords on Irish warriors. Is this a common type of scabbard and if so, does anyone have any insights as to their creation? (wooden core, all leather etc.)

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Re: Irish Scabbards

Postby finnobreanan on Tue Nov 26, 2013 4:00 pm

All the images I have seen of fringed Irish scabbards date to the 1500s, or Early Modern Period. There are no surviving examples. The core would be speculative. I had one reproduced this summer and had the maker use thick leather for the core and a softer thinner outer covering that was fringed all around. I think others have used wooden cores.
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Re: Irish Scabbards

Postby timothy on Tue Dec 03, 2013 7:02 am

Thank you again for the insights!
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