Buck Bates has started on his journey, transfering from Cutlery to Scabbardmaking.
He will not be taking custom orders, but has begun making scabbards to fit our most popular swords first, starting with the NextGen Knight/Oakeshott Type XII.
His scabbards are light, thin in cross-section, but very tough. They are constructed from high-grade Finnish Birch, wrapped with calfskin and finished with a hand-forged steel or bronze chape. Some will have buckles and belt ends, others will be finished in the "tie" style.
Buck, working with Peter Johnsson, is striving for period authenticity, as well as functionality and fit.
These scabbards are available on a first-come, first-served basis.