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  DBK Custom Swords - Pricing & Options

~ Custom Handmade Medieval Sword Scabbards ~

A DBK scabbard begins with a handmade, wool lined poplar wood core, lacquered for protection & strength. The core is custom sized & shaped, inside and out, to the individual sword for a precise fit. All of my scabbards are diligently crafted for a smooth draw & sheathing of the blade, every time. The premium oak tanned leather is carefully measured to size, with each detail taken into consideration, and the leather on all DBK scabbards is hand-stitch to a precise fit. Dye colors are hand applied via a multi-step process to assure of a smooth transitional blending of color. The end result is a stunning, artistic scabbard, to compliment your sword in historic fashion.

The finest finished leather is a DBK standard.

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DBK custom scabbards are built using only the highest level of attention to detail.

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  • High-End Scabbard Builds -
    Pricing starts at $2,100

    Starting price represents a full build, with the listed features below. My simple detail scabbards 'pictured above' represent what you can get for the starting price.

  • Each scabbard begins with the following features:

    - A handmade, custom fit, lacquered wood core
    - Fully lined natural felt wool for a smooth draw, and a protective fit
    - Premium hand-stitched, custom fit, oak tanned leather
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    Stitched guard flap (rounded, triangular or terminated throat)
    - Your suspension harness of choice (cost variant)
    - Your choice of dye colors (see color chart below)

    - Your choice of a metal chape (steel or a cast metal)

    I am currently accepting commission work, but please note my wait time; Due to high demand of my work, I have a rather lengthy wait in my queue. Currently my wait is approximately 3 years until my next opening. As a solo artisan, I've always focused on quality over quantity, and I will continue to do so. I appreciate your patronage, and patience.

The links shown in light blue within the options list below are only examples of my work, and are not necessarily your only style option. Feel free to inquire about custom options in various styles.

Build Options

~ Build accents-

~ Suspension Harness styles-

Early 13th Century thru early 14th Century

Early 14th Century

15th Century

~ Finishing pieces-

 

Leather Color Swatch Guide

Colors - Dying leather is an art, not a science. Variations in materials, conditions, technique, and artist touch will have a direct effect on my results. No two leathers will always accept dye with uniform results, in both color tone, and blending. Duplicating a previous effort can be difficult, but will be close. When I start the coloring process and determine how the color is being accepted by the leather, often times my artistic side takes over, and I develop the color through technique to it's final look.

 

 

Custom work will vary in price, please contact us for a quote on your custom scabbard.

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Why go with a DBK custom handmade scabbard?  Each scabbard is individually planned and put together by hand using traditional historic methods, including a hand-stitched seam up the back, and not glued or machine done. The design, detail, and leatherwork that goes into each scabbard is unique to the individual commission, and not mass-produced. Every step is carefully considered for the functionality & aesthetic outcome, including the draw, sheathing, and angle the scabbard will hang from the hip. In short, we consider each scabbard an artistic 'functional' project, and take great pride in each and every one, everytime.

It's all in the details - The DBK Philosophy. Click here and read about what makes a DBK scabbard, well,  a DBK!

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Then the king looked upon the sword, and liked it passing well. "Whether liketh you better," said Merlin, "the sword or the scabbard?" "Me liketh better the sword," said King Arthur."Ye are more unwise," said Merlin; "for the scabbard is worth ten of the sword; for while ye have the scabbard upon you ye shall lose no blood, be ye never so sore wounded ; therefore keep well the scabbard always with you."

 
 

 

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