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I was not aware, that by finishing the scabbard with the suspention system according to an extant piece from Burgos (more about it here) I stepped into the "Castilian waters" and there was no avoiding a contra action. Project "Kastílie 1312" is a czech reenacting group who focuses on Kastilian noble court from its quirky fashion up to...

Coincidence brings interesting challenges sometimes. Thanks to a photoshoot with Doba Karlova and a newly finished scabbard which was given to the customer there was the theme of the evening talks pushed a little in that direction, and one of the crew members mentioned, a sword which he has at home and is too long without a scabbard....

There are not many well known medieval ornate leather purses, so some motifs get more attention than others. This purse from France, published in the bible of every maker of medieval accesories - "Purses in pieces" by Olaf Goubitz is one of the most famous ones and the one most of us try to make at some point.