Scabbard of Sheith recommendations long walks minimizing discomfort for Albion Knight Sword

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  1. rokuez

    rokuez

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    Sep 26, 2005
    I am looking to purchase a scabbard or sheath for my Knight sword from https://www.albion-swords.com . I intend to wear this about town so I want a scabbard or sheath that is the most comfortable for wearing a sword on my hip. It would also be nice but not necessary if I could wear the sword on my back possibly. But primarily I want to carry the sword on my hip around my waist line. So I want something functional in the sense that I can walk around town and not have it banging into my leg or causing discomfort, more so then looking good like a museum piece or fancy. I would want a scabbard or sheath so I can go on hikes and long walks with a sword on my hip. Does anyone else walk around with a sword? What scabbard or sheath are you using? I was recommended the following


    http://christianfletcher.com/scabbards/

    https://www.dbkcustomswords.com/handmadescabbard.html

    https://todsworkshop.com/collections/historical-sword-scabbards

    Does anyone have any experience with these places. What are your thoughts or recommendations? Thank you.
     
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  2. scarysamcary

    scarysamcary Basic Member Basic Member

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    Jul 28, 2020
    Tod of todsworkshop is incredible and his scabbards are both beautiful and historically accurate (I also highly recommend his youtube channel), but I don't believe he does the "sword on the back" style. I have heard good things about the other two options, but have no first hand experience of their work.
     
  3. Hanne762

    Hanne762

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    Dec 27, 2020
    I'd carry a rapier, preferably this one
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  4. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt

    Jun 23, 2007
    I have worn a sword while walking arround... viking sword, shield, axe....

    Halloween several times.

    I bought a sword frog to hang the sword from the sword belt at an angle.

    Not what I would call "comfortable" from a hike arround for fun standpoint.

    But I can say I've done it several times for Halloween.

    Not knowing where you live or your reasons, or where you plan on hiking with a full sized medieval sword.....I might suggest a pinch of caution!!
     
  5. Triton

    Triton Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 8, 2000
    I guess I'm wondering what town you will be walking around and why you would be doing so with a sword? I also wonder what sort of view local law enforcement might take of that fashion statement. I don't really see a scenario where the idea ends well. I'm a big sword guy and I'm all about the second amendment, but I carry concealed as a matter of tactics and it certainly is not a sword that I carry. Unless you happen to be a semi-immortal Scotsman from the 16th century you might want to rethink the project.

    Or buy a smatchet. One of those things...
     
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  6. GeofS

    GeofS “Nostra-bladus” Platinum Member

    Mar 9, 2018
    SMATCHET!!! :thumbsup:
     
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  7. Lee D

    Lee D Basic Member Basic Member

    May 27, 2013
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  8. SwarthyGnome

    SwarthyGnome Gold Member Gold Member

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    Nov 1, 2018
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    I have a scabbard from Christian Fletcher, with the Gaddhjalt belt.
    The scabbard is amazing, and holds the sword without any concern from me.
    Unfortunately I have never worn this on my hip/ waist/ back.
    Best of luck.
     
  9. Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith

    Stacy E. Apelt - Bladesmith ilmarinen - MODERATOR Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 20, 2004
    I doubt you would walk far or long in LA with a sword. I would check the CA laws before trying it.
     
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  10. DocJD

    DocJD

    Jan 29, 2016
    Open carry of sheathed blades is legal for state but may be locally restricted as to length .
     
  11. hank_rearden

    hank_rearden

    Jun 7, 2002
    I'm sure you have your own reasons for walking outside with a long sword (Cop: "Hey, keep that thing sheathed!") but it reminds me of a joke about a man seen by his neighbors simply standing in the middle of his farm. When asked why, he said he wanted to be outstanding in his field.
     
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  12. Triton

    Triton Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 8, 2000
    :pBoo hiss....
     

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