8569Re: [medieval-leather] long sax sheath
- Nov 1, 2003How sharp is the blade? Is it meant for combat or just as an ornament?
Ah well... any way a metal collar will stop the blade ripping the
leather to shreds. Personally I wouldn't do this, as I haven't found a
need for it with combat ready blades. Regards Charles
Alasdair Muckart wrote:
>While we're on the topic of sax sheaths, I have a friend with a long
>(>12" blade) sax that he wants a sheath for and I'm not entirely sure
>where to start.
>I considered building a regular folded sheath with riveted copper to
>provide rigidity but with the shape of the blade the fold would be on
>the edge of the blade and with the size and sharpness of this thing I'm
>concerned that it would just cut it's way out of the sheath when drawn.
>Can anyone give me pointers to sources for alternative patterns for this
>type of blade? Were long sax like this just carried like swords?
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