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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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:iconseaxwulf:
Seaxwulf Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Call it a ling tradition, then. Either way, good work.
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:iconvendelrus:
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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:iconvendelrus:
VendelRus Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Thank you very much! This was really my first attempt to carve wood.
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:iconkoyukionna:
Koyukionna Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013   Artisan Crafter
This is beautiful work.
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:iconvendelrus:
VendelRus Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
Thanks! It was great fun to make this sheath. Glad you liked it =)
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:iconhypernaut:
Hypernaut Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
the accurate symmetry of the knotwork is outstanding!!!
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:iconvendelrus:
VendelRus Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Coming from a master like you this is a great compliment =)

Thanks!
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:iconnightphoenixart:
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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:iconvendelrus:
VendelRus Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
It is a great pattern. It works great on wood and bone/horn.
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:iconnightphoenixart:
NightPhoenixArt Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013   General Artist
I have only used it on leather and horn so far. I would love to get into bonework
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:iconvendelrus:
VendelRus Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013
I find bone and horn to be very forgiving as sculpting material.
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:iconhrafns-vikingr:
Hrafns-Vikingr Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks great...love its overall appearance :)
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:iconvendelrus:
VendelRus Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
Thanx! =)
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:iconhawthorne-cat:
hawthorne-cat Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
that is epic awesomespanks! excellent job!!!
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:iconvendelrus:
VendelRus Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
Thanks a bunch!
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:iconragimond:
Ragimond Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Nice lines clear and to the point
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:iconvendelrus:
VendelRus Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
Coming from a true artist like you that is a great compliment!

Thanks =)
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:iconragimond:
Ragimond Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you for sharing you skills
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:iconvendelrus:
VendelRus Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
=)
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:iconmagical525:
Magical525 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's lovely :)
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:iconvendelrus:
VendelRus Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
Thank you very much!
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:icongeosammy:
Geosammy Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well done my man! :clap:
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:iconvendelrus:
VendelRus Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
Thanks! Comments like this warms =)
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:icongeosammy:
Geosammy Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:thumbsup: The pleasure is all mine. :D
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:iconthindomedel:
Thindomedel Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
great work!
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:iconvendelrus:
VendelRus Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
Thanx!
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:iconsheathsmith:
Sheathsmith Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Best wooden scabbard I've ever seen. Spectacular! Such an intracate design leaves no room for error and there are none. Bold and beautiful.
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:iconvendelrus:
VendelRus Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
Wow! Thanx! You just made my day.
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:iconthorskegga:
Thorskegga Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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:iconvendelrus:
VendelRus Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
Thank you very much!
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EgilSterkr Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
Looks really good!
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:iconvendelrus:
VendelRus Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
Thanx! =)
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:iconpetrovan:
petrovan Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
looks nice. Do you a photo a little bit closer?
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:iconvendelrus:
VendelRus Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
Thank you! Hit the download button in the right corner and you will get an even larger picture.
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sinuswave-art Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning! Awesome work! :omg:
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:iconvendelrus:
VendelRus Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
Thanx! I'm very glad you liked it =)
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:iconanimefeiry2:
Animefeiry2 Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
swweet!!!!!!!!!!

why did you hate the leather sheath?
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:iconvendelrus:
VendelRus Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
Thanks! Well...I made it six years ago and I've gotten a lot better at crafts in general since then. Also it didn't feel right for this type of blade. I came to hate the sheath so much that I didn't want to use the knife, which was kinda sad since it is a very good looking knife.
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cogwurx Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Great job!
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:iconvendelrus:
VendelRus Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
Thanks!
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:iconross-makoske:
Ross-Makoske Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome job, looks great.
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:iconvendelrus:
VendelRus Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
Thank you very much!
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sgainbrachta Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
Once again, great work!
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:iconvendelrus:
VendelRus Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
Thank you very much!
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:iconhalf-goat:
Half-Goat Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
very skilled work nice job!
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:iconvendelrus:
VendelRus Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
Thanx man!
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:iconurbantech2:
urbantech2 Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
dont see any reason why it wouldnt be historically incorrect
to have a full wood sheath

looks awsome to me:)
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:iconvendelrus:
VendelRus Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
Thank you!
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Shatiel85 Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
it's really well done :D and beautiful *_*
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