Re: scabbard It appears that the straps were put on backwards. The loops should allow a blade-up carry rather than a blade-down carry. That said, it's still a fun-looking sheath that could easily be strapped to just about anything. I'll probably switch it around when mine gets home. (or make an entirely new one - who knows... ) One thing's for sure - I'm quite excited to see it!!! Re: runes I think that the runes/etching would look best right under the fuller. Plus that would allow the freedom to make decent sized characters.