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Sword Scabbard Instruction by Noctiped Sword Scabbard Instruction by Noctiped
Just something I worked on for a while.

Feel free to comment or ask questions. I strive to make it better.
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drakon-thedragon Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Is there any other way to make a scabbard out of anything other than leather? I'm trying to make one as cheap as possible, and I lack the materials to sew this or even get to where you got. Thank you in advance!
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Noctiped Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes, it is possible to make it out of pretty much anything. Leather works best though.
I have seen people make similar ones out of cloth, wool and fake skin. They tend to be quite
floppy though.
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drakon-thedragon Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahh thank you! I can try something along the lines with foam board and paper mache right?
If not I'll think of something.
Thank you anyway!
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Noctiped Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well, I am not sure foam board on the inside would go well with latex weaponry, but I guess you are intending it for cosplay. And it is possible that foam board will not react well to sewing, if it is too fluffy there is a risk that the thread will tear trough the foam with time.
 Other than that, good luck. =)
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drakon-thedragon Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes I wanted it for a Samurai Sword, and I am trying to find a way to make two scabbards so I can carry them in. Thank you for your help regardless! It's highly appreciated. :)
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Noctiped Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It will be quite tricky to get this design to work with a  curved sword. It is possible, but will probably take long time and a lot of effort.

I think that either wood or plastic base, and then covered with fake leather would be easiest.
Perhaps a PVC pipe heat shaped to a curved scabbard shape would fit both function and economy.
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drakon-thedragon Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah thank you! That's defiantly helpful. :3
I'll look into it!
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Noctiped Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I just got a thought, a year after the discussion. =P
Wouldn't it be possible to wrap your sword in thin cloth or kitchen plastic, and then make the papie mache on top of it? That would work even for a curved blade, as long as the curve is consistent. The sword can be removed when the stuff has dried, and the fit should be very good for that particular sword.
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ellencore Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Yup, no social life at all. Thanks Anyway for the great instructions.
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Noctiped Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're welcome. =)
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Br0h31m3 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
sooooo cool
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Noctiped Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you. =)
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3qu1nox Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Jag antar att detta också funkar för stålvapen? Eventuellt då minus silvertejp kanske? Kan iofs inte tänka mig att silvertejpen skulle vara till skada.
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Noctiped Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ja, det bör vara precis samma princip för stålvapen. Fast silvertejpen är nog mest ivägen och besvärlig då.
Däremot bygger man ofta en tunn träbalja man har inuti när det gäller skarpslipade stålvapen, för att lädret inte ska skäras sönder med tiden.
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3qu1nox Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Svärdet i fråga är trubbigt, torde klara mig utan träbalja. Hoppas jag. Mina slöjdkunskaper och -verktyg är ganska begränsade... Tack för tutorialen!
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Noctiped Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Inga problem. =)
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Skell131 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you so much for making this tutorial! Very thorough and informative!
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Noctiped Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well thank you. =)
One always strives to help others. ;)
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LoelJGrey Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
COOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLLLLL have to try this :)
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Noctiped Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks. =)

If you do, i appreciate any images of it. It is always fun to see what people makes out of your ideas. :)
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WhiteAngelDreams Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Student Writer
Great tutorial! I doubt I'll ever make one, but it's always nice to know how it's done. :D
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ColonelLiamRoss Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Nicely done! Your stitching is immaculate. Thanks for sharing! :D
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Noctiped Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes, it is immaculate - so far. I'll let you know when it breaks, or when hell freezes over, whichever happens first. =P

Actually, I have had one seam that has broken once. It is the seam that holds the belt loops on my favourite belt bag, sewn in 2005, and used several times a year since then. =P
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Lenchens Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010
Awsome, I think I will have to give it a try. :)
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Noctiped Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
If you finish, promise to send pictures! =)
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Lenchens Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010
I will. :)
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HELGHAST42191 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
How about some leather dye, or your own patch symbol on it?:D
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Noctiped Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Anything is possible. =)

Personally, I like to keep it simple, but very throughly done.
And the best thing with natural leather is that it darkens with age, and achieves the worn-a-long-time look very fast.
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HELGHAST42191 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
Do you need leather, i have a website on my journal to one.:D
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Noctiped Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well, Had I lived in the US, i would probably make a pilgrimage there, but unfortunately the trip there would eat up what I sae on the discounts. =P
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HELGHAST42191 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
Where are you?
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Noctiped Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
As it says on my front page, I live in Stockholm, Sweden. =P
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HELGHAST42191 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
:D
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alicedinolover Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
i like the last part
LOL
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K0USEKI Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How much did that cost?
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Noctiped Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
An approximation:

Material:
Cheap stomach leather: 10€
Linen thread: 4€
Buckles: 4€
D-rings: 2€

Tools:
Spur: 10€
Awl: 10€
Strap cutter: 25€
Hole maker: 25 €
Good knife: 9€
Needle: 1€
Plier: 3€

Larp Sword: 80€

And about 24 hours of effective work time.
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K0USEKI Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my I guess its not that bad..but then again i have to change those to canadian money...AAAHHHH stupid canadian money!! ill think about it but this particular design of sheath might not work for the cosplay in doing...
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Noctiped Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I guess that the price is the problem for cosplay.
The material costs about 28,78 CAD.

Then I would reccomend using a fake leather, eventually glue a couple of layers together for stiffness. Most of the tools is also nice-to-have, but not critical.
You could probably do with just a needle(Or sewing machine) and a knife.
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K0USEKI Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ya i guess youre right well thank you for all the help!
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fengaren Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Bra och informativ, löste ett problem jag haft med egen tillverkning, så vi tackar för arbetsbeskrivningen!
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Noctiped Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Åhå, får man fråga vilket problem? Har nämligen aldrig kunnat jämföra mig med andras konstruktioner... :P
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fengaren Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Det är egentligen två, men de ger samma effekt att man inte får ut svärdet. Tidigare har jag tillverkat mina skidor i relativt tunt men styvt läder, där jag använt pappmallar. Då var det lätt att skära till rätt storlek.

Nu använder jag ett tjockare läder, och svärdet fastnar vid dragning. Tipset om förtest med en bit av det aktuella lädret (gah, så uppenbart!) och silvertejpen bör hjälpa framledes.
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0ArmoredSoul0 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A very clear and concise tutorial, simple enough for even the layman to follow.
I'll very likely use this at some point in the near future for cosplay purposes.
Thanks for making it!
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SverkersStureson Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010
Hur mycket och du gör en sån åt mig? //Vanish
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Noctiped Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Höger Tumme och din odödliga själ? :P
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