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Irish Scabbards

PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 6:18 am
by timothy
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.)

Thank you,

Timothy

Re: Irish Scabbards

PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 4:00 pm
by finnobreanan
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.

Re: Irish Scabbards

PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 7:02 am
by timothy
Thank you again for the insights!