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XIII Century dagger sheath by enrico-ors-91 XIII Century dagger sheath by enrico-ors-91
A leather sheath commissioned for a XIII Century dagger. Inspired by the illumination from the Bible Moralisee (France, 1225 - 1249).

Materials used: natural leather dyed with "vineagroon" (vinegar + iron), linen thread. Dagger by Jiri Krondak.
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for infos and commission send me a note or an e-mail to ors.deviantart(at)gmail.com
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Dragonwooddesigns Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Nice work!
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enrico-ors-91 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot! :thanks:
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Dragonwooddesigns Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're welcome!:) (Smile) Hug 
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Abritishviking Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'll get a couple of pictures of suspensions on some sheaths I've got. The easiest is simply a hole with some lace through it. Probably because the backs are really messy :P

The bands will have moved once the rest of the sheath decayed. They've just slipped into that position.

I'll get on to it!
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Abritishviking Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Nice! I've never seen a sheath made that way, reminds me of seax sheaths.
One point though, the sheath in the miniature looks like an eating knife to me. I'll dig out a book of finds and have a look though... :)
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enrico-ors-91 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You got me! :XD: It definitely is an eating knife sheath: I just used it as a reference to make one suitable for a dagger :)
Sadly, dagger sheaths are very rarely depicted in XIII Century sources, and they often look like some wee sword scabbard, and not a hint on how they're laced to the belt :/
I stumbled upon this find www.pinterest.com/pin/40462034…, whose metal parts suggest some sort of double-lace hanging, like the one depicted in the Bible Moralisee (much like a seax sheath, yep!), so... that'it, I guess :)

Cheers! I'd love to check some finds! :D
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Abritishviking Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Daggers like that tend to be hung vertically from a belt using a thong or some other lace. As long as the hilt isn't too heavy, they stay upright and in position.
You can probably find pictures of what I'm talking about here: www.facebook.com/Todsstuff?fre…
You can do all sorts of fancy stuff with them...

I developed a way of holding my daggers in place and it involves some fairly simple wrapping of the thong around the belt and scabbard. Since using that method, I've never had to retie it, even after a couple of days of running around doing reenactment. It also helps that I wear my bollock dagger behind a pouch, but that's more 14th/15th century. When I've finished the bollock dagger I'm currently working on I'll see if I can do a tutorial. :)

That dagger is a baselard. It looks to me like a 14th century one in the Swiss style. They tend to be hung vertically from a thong too, the metal bands a just decoration. There's loads of pictures of them on the Facebook page above.

I'll see if I can scan a couple of pictures this afternoon.
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enrico-ors-91 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Tod's stuff! Love it! <3<3<3

I've always wandered: how is that lace or thong tied on the back of the sheath? (and, most important, why does everybody NEVER share some picture of the back of those sheaths?! :XD:)

You sure those metal bands are just for decoration? Don't they look somehow "asymmetric" to you, like they were meant to give room to some sort of thong, and thus imply a horizontal hanging?

Yes please! Any picture, tutorial, source or whatever is more than welcome! :)
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Abritishviking Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'll get some pictures of some styles I've got. The easiest is just a hole with some thong laced through it. Probably because the backs are kinda messy :P

They'll have moved once the rest of the sheath rotted away. They've simply just slipped into the wrong position.

I'll get on it!
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enrico-ors-91 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the e-mail! That book about knife finds surely looks damn tasty! P: And the red sheath features a really smart hanging thong, I like that! :)

Hm, that would makes sense I guess.

Tutorials, hooray! w00t! 
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Abritishviking Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You can get that book and loads like it on Amazon. It's called "Knives and scabbards: finds from medieval London".
Thanks! That knot is my interpretation of some of the sheaths, and holds fast without glue or stitching. 
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