As a companion piece to the The Aranarth Scabbard, this scabbard needed to carry through a certain aesthetic kindred while evoking a subtly different character and culture.
The scabbard is wooden-cored and coated in a polished dark brown leather, wet-formed and secured with a seam of crossed stitches. The length of the scabbard is criss-crossed by broad black leather straps, while the steel rings and chape are finely carved.
An interpretation of Gondor’s symbolic tree is tooled into the leather then highlighted in gold, seven stars tucked amidst its roots and branches.
The decorative steel bands at the mouth of the scabbard capture a pair of rings, secured with brass and steel rivets. The effect hints at the military, combining strong clean lines with sturdy steel hardware.
The rings attach brown leather straps and brass double buckles, intended to be looped through the steel rings of the accompanying belt. This allows the wearer to adjust the angle of the sword for optimum comfort.
The straps are finished with steel rivets and hand-cut brass washers, continuing the scabbard’s interplay of metallic tones.
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