Silver Scabbard Throat

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Just finished an all sterling silver throat for a sword scabbard I am making. All silver with exception of a brass pin inside the button shaft. Inspired by an original 18th c. English scabbard. Throat body is from 20 ga. sheet, butt joined in the back by Silvaloy 355 silver braze. The top plate is of 14 ga sheet, joined to the body by a 95% cadmium, 5% silver solder, and the frog button is of 8 ga silver. The button unit is a four piece arrangement consisting of a 22 ga base plate, a 1/4" silver tube shaft with a 1/8" brass pin inside going through the throat body, and also half way into the button. The button unit is silver brazed together, and to the throat body. I will also be making a silver drag/chape with matching file work. Hope you enjoy a look.








 

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Nice looking throat! For a "left handed" scabbard worn on the right side of the body?

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Oh drat!!!!!! I knew something looked wrong. Just kidding. Yep, a left hander Gus.
 

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Tremendous looking work!
 

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Wick Ellerbe said:
Oh drat!!!!!! I knew something looked wrong. Just kidding. Yep, a left hander Gus.
I was sure you knew that, but wasn't sure if others would realize it. :wink:

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I knew that you knew, that I knew. I couldn't resist the set up. :grin: :thumbsup:
 

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I'm not sure what it would be called. I only have an unfinished blade. It is a straight blade, just a little over an inch wide at the guard, 1/4" thick with a distal taper, and having profile straight tapers to the point area, and maybe a 6 inch false edge. Somewhere around 28/30 inches long with a deep wide fuller.
 

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Sounds like a Cuttoe or Hunting Sword blade by the style, length and width.

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