Which is better???

Discussion in 'General Weapons & Armour' started by Kinslayer, Jan 7, 2004.

  1. Kinslayer

    Kinslayer Warrior of Rohan

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    Which is better and why? I am ordering a custom sword and want to know if I should get an all leather scabbard or leather wrapped wood? What are the pluses and minuses of both? If it makes a difference the sword is 52".
     
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    Skyanide The Big Meanie Staff Member

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    I'm assuming that when you are referring to an all-leather scabbard, you mean that it's flexible. Normally, this is referred to as sheath. The main advantages of this is cost and ease of manufacture. Unfortunately, once the sword is removed it will flop around.

    A leather covered wood scabbard is usually much more expensive, better protects the sword and holds its shape when the sword is drawn.

    So it's a mainly choice between cost vs aesthetics.

    As a side note, you don't wasn to store a sword for long periods of time in either, as the scabbard or sheath can hold moisture that will rust the blade.
     
  3. Kinslayer

    Kinslayer Warrior of Rohan

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    Thanks for the corrections on my sword vocabulary!!! Ok I appriciate it iin this matter the extra money wont bother me any!
     
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    AHhh, ok... I was confused about the whole Scabbard sheath thing. I should have looked more closely :)
     
  5. Elvenblademaster

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    A 52" sword holy cow, aren't you a horseman? Theres no way you can weild that from horse back. And ya go with the wood and leather covering.
     
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    Kinslayer Warrior of Rohan

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    OMG that is beautiful, I have seen Odin blades bfore, I love his work awesome swords. Aren't they pretty expesive though? And I would think it would stiil be awkward from horseback what about this one, this sword is 39.5" and weighs 3.25 lbs it has a overall shorter design but still a short enough blade for horse back, but still long enough for a two hand grip, it would be my choice for horse back, it even looks kind of Rohirrim-ish :banana:
     
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  8. Shinagani

    Shinagani New Member

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    That's a leaf sword isn't it?(I think that's what they're called)