starsword wrote:I got leatherworking tools a little under a year ago but I’ve only just been able to get some leather to work on so I thought I would have a go at making something. Its a Viking pouch (I hope), it took about 10 hours from design to completion. I didn’t have a pattern so I used 2 soup plates and a ruler and kind of made it up as I went along. I was wondering what people think about it as far as design flaws and authenticity goes. Their should be 3 pictures if I’ve done this right.
I'm sorry Brendan but I don't quite follow you here. In particular, what do you mean 'sheaths...with the blade pointing upwards'? I think you should start a new post with some photos or diagrams of 'what not to do/what to do when wearing/making sheaths and scabbards'.Sheaths were ALWAYS worn with the blade pointing upwards, and usually towards the sword hand i.e. NOT a weapon to be used in the off hand. This has a significant impact on construction. The Curve on the back was managed by stretching the leather, NOT by cutting.
Scabbards usually had a thin wooden core lined or unlined and a leather outer layer STITCHED AT THE BACK i.e. no edge seemed scabbards.
brendan wrote:the book "stepping through time" has pretty much everything you might want to know about making footwear [
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