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  1. Harrison

    Harrison The Best Beatle

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    Dear Swordsmith,
    What should I do if the scabbard of my sword is scratching the blade?
     
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    What is your scabbard made of?
    Is the scratch all the way down the blade oe only on a lower portion of the blade?

    If the scratch is all the way along the blade, maybe there's a nick or a burr at the mouth somewhere that's scratching your blade as it goes in and out. Does it have a metal fitting at the mouth?

    If the scratch is occuring somewhere in the guts of the scabbard and leaving scratches on only the lower sections of blade, that could require your scabbard to be disassembled to find the fault.
    Or bin it and start again, but if it can be fixed then give it a shot, or take it to someone you trust.

    Or take it back to the seller and insist they fix it!
     
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    Also take a flashlight and take a look down the scabbard, and hope that just something odd is in there and can be taken out.
     
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    I think Mubbuban coverd that very well. If your scabbard is scratchig your blade, which it should not, I would take it back and ask it to be fixed, no doubt about that.

    All of the UC scabbards, If I am not mistaken will be lined with a kevlar like lining. And the outside will have the metal decor on them as is appropriatet for each scabbbard. At least this is the material they used for the sting scabbard anyhow.
     
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  5. Harrison

    Harrison The Best Beatle

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    Its made of wood, it does't have any metal fitting on the inside.
    I think that there is some splintering at the top.
     
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    I wouldnt think that wood alone could scratch a sword, however it is abrasive and if it is fitting to tight it would over time scratch the blade. I would return the scabbard.
     
  7. Harrison

    Harrison The Best Beatle

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    I ordered it on the internet, I don't think that I can.
     
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    swordsman New Member

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    Not to be a smarty pants here but just because you ordered on the internet has nothing to do with you being satisfied with your purchase. I do not know the particular policies of the company ordered but you as a customer certainly have the right to be satisfied. Hell you have the right to demand it.

    Your money should be refunded with the return of the sword. You do have that right. I know if you had ordered it from us we would. And we would make certain that who ever we bought the scabbard from was notified of the defect.
     
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  9. Harrison

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    I'm not mad about it, its not scratching THAT bad anyway. Plus, I want to keep the sword, not return it.