What is a scabbard?
The scabbard of a sword is the blanket in which the blade of the sword is introduced to protect it from external factors such as moisture, water and powder. The sheath can be made of several materials: in the Middle Ages, we used a lot of neck, but we can now see them in plastic, metal or ecological skin.
Scabbard throughout History
In the early Middle Ages (5th to 10th century), more basic materials were used, very easy to find and model. We used skins and leather of animals. The scabbard finally showed a very simple appearance without special decorations.
At the end of the Middle Ages (11th-15th centuries), more elaborate materials were used because more resistant scabbards were needed. The use of metal has started to become more and more common and sheaths have increased its quality. Sometimes they have been decorated with the skin of animals.
In the Renaissance, the scabbards were used to provide saber blades. The scabbards were normally made of metal, silver or gold; moreover, ceremonial swords very decorated, sometimes with precious stones.
Nowadays, after a period in which swords have lost their importance because of firearms, scabbards have become a complement for the protection of historical swords, replicas or collectibles. The sheath of the Atlantean sword of the movie Conan the barbarian and the father of the conan must be emphasized. These sleeves have incredible finishes enriched with the skin of animals.
On our site, we give the opportunity to create a scabbard for a specific type of sword, which will be developed in Spain and a leather of the best quality at a very competitive price. At this moment, we can prepare:
- Scabbards for swords with a straight blade.
- Scabbards for sabers.
- Scabbards for Gladius swords.
If you have a sword at home or if you are thinking of buying one, we can prepare a leather scabbard of the best quality, provided we have the measurements of the blade. If you have any doubts about this process or if you only need advice, do not hesitate to contact us.