Sunday, November 16, 2014
Making a wooden akinakes scabbard, part III
Next up is finishing the tab. Drilling a large enough hole for the attachment is simple enough. But since the little ear where the suspension is actually attached looks like a weak point to me, and furthermore pine is a rather weak wood to begin with, I'm trying to reinforce it, using sheet brass and epoxy. I don't know of any evidence for this sort of feature; probably the originals were made of a stronger wood. But it'll be covered with something (probably leather).