Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Making a wooden akinakes scabbard, part IV
Akinakes scabbards were sometimes covered in embossed sheet metal, but judging from the number of bronze chapes presented in isolation in museum collections, I would have to think that scabbards were more often completely organic apart from the chape. So here I am covering my scabbard in leather. Fabric or thin rawhide would probably be equally acceptable.