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Anglo saxon seax sheath by VendelRus Anglo saxon seax sheath by VendelRus
This is my new take on an Anglo saxon seax sheath. I had to make a new instead of the old leather sheath that I had grown to hate immensely.

If truth be told a historically correct anglo saxon sheath would probably have a wooden core covered in calf skin, but I wanted to try on wood carving so what the fuck...

The sheath is made from elm (I think) and the fittings are handmade from brass. For this sheath I used a simple woodcarving knife and lots of grinding paper.

The sheath is oiled in lineseed oil and tar and then seal with a beeswax turpentine mix.

The seax (not much of it visible here) is made by Paul Binns.
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Seaxwulf Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Call it a ling tradition, then. Either way, good work.
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VendelRus Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
Uh, thanks.
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HxC93 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
good work
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VendelRus Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Thank you very much! This was really my first attempt to carve wood.
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Koyukionna Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013   Artisan Crafter
This is beautiful work.
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VendelRus Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
Thanks! It was great fun to make this sheath. Glad you liked it =)
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Hypernaut Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
the accurate symmetry of the knotwork is outstanding!!!
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VendelRus Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Coming from a master like you this is a great compliment =)

Thanks!
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NightPhoenixArt Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013   General Artist
Beautiful work, nicely carved. I have used that pattern myself before, i adore it
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VendelRus Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
It is a great pattern. It works great on wood and bone/horn.
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