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Covering the Blade

Aiden CC

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I recently picked up this book as part of researching old sheaths. I haven’t gotten a chance to read much of it, but it has a lot of photos, drawings, and some reconstructions of sheaths from the Iron Age up to the seventeenth century, though generally there seems to be more material from more recent periods.


Each section contains information about specific finds as well as more general notes about sheaths from that era. There is a decent portion regarding seax sheaths, and sheaths for small knives of the same ear I’m excited to dig into. There is also general information regarding the materials, construction, and ornamentation of sheaths. 


Here is the table of contents to get a sense of the space devoted to each section. 

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Nice find. Thanks for posting

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Just arrived. Thanks Aiden



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Glad there was some interest in this! Also, thank you Alan for the link, I forgot to put one in. Not always the case that these types of book are available so easily. I haven’t had too much time to dig into it but I have a few projects going I hope to get some insight for. 

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