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PostPosted: Sat 04 Sep, 2010 3:51 pm    Post subject: DBK Custom Swords is now on facebook         Reply with quote

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Taylorsville-UT...1222234152

I'll be using this as a "what's on the workbench" blog for customers & fans to follow, along with news, updates & recently finished commissions! Cool

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PostPosted: Mon 13 Sep, 2010 6:24 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Just a reminder or update for those who may have missed it. If you're a member of Facebook, come visit, and bookmark me.
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PostPosted: Wed 22 Sep, 2010 6:49 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Blogging progress on a Albion Doge Campaign Line scabbard on Facebook if anyone is interested. A very complex blade demanding a very complex scabbard.
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PostPosted: Wed 22 Sep, 2010 6:51 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Brian K. wrote:
Blogging progress on a Albion Doge Campaign Line scabbard on Facebook if anyone is interested. A very complex blade demanding a very complex scabbard.


I've been curious to see what you might do with a Doge. I want one of those swords very badly.

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PostPosted: Wed 22 Sep, 2010 7:10 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Here is a sneak peak. Most of the work on this will be the wood core itself, as the leatherwork won't be too detailed with it being a campaign line. In fact, it originally was only going to have a leather chape, but I threw in a pointy brass chape as the customer preferred a metal chape versus leather. It isn't an ideal chape, but it will get the job done. The idea behind my campaign line is form and function with a superb fit for a entry level cost.


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PostPosted: Wed 22 Sep, 2010 9:01 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Nathan Robinson wrote:
Brian K. wrote:
Blogging progress on a Albion Doge Campaign Line scabbard on Facebook if anyone is interested. A very complex blade demanding a very complex scabbard.


I've been curious to see what you might do with a Doge. I want one of those swords very badly.


The Doge is one of my favourite swords: The sword is not that wide at the guard it looks like a long one hander that might not have that much blade presence but this is where the hexagonal section and modest profile taper of the blade gives it much more presence than one would think just looking at the blade.

Just tempting you to go for the Doge. Wink Big Grin Cool

Just a bit off Topic how early could these swords be dated too ? Early 16th century at least but maybe even earlier mid 15 th Century ? There are swords much earlier that use a very similar pommel and there are some examples of early 15 Century swords with a finger ring and other types of infantry swords using a knuckle guard, so it might not be completely impossible for a sword like the Doge to be somewhat earlier than assumed i.e. early adopters' versions before they became popular ?

Oh, the idea of having campaign scabbards combined with swordless scabbard making is really good.

Maybe at some time you might post a list of those swords you have a pattern for that you make without getting the client's sword to do the work ? I know tis works with most Albions but what other brands make swords to close enough tolerances that a scabbard made for one of their sword models has a good chance of fitting all the swords of the same model ?

A & A maybe or Del Tin ?

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PostPosted: Wed 22 Sep, 2010 9:15 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

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Just tempting you to go for the Doge. Wink


Trust me, I know. I had one here and gave it away as a contest prize last year. It was hard shipping that thing away.

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Just a bit off Topic how early could these swords be dated too ?


Last quarter of the 15th century. See the Doge review for a photo of two samples dating 1470.

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PostPosted: Thu 23 Sep, 2010 6:27 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Jean Thibodeau wrote:
Maybe at some time you might post a list of those swords you have a pattern for that you make without getting the client's sword to do the work ? I know tis works with most Albions but what other brands make swords to close enough tolerances that a scabbard made for one of their sword models has a good chance of fitting all the swords of the same model ?

A & A maybe or Del Tin ?


Albion present's the most logical solution, as they cnc mill their blades out and have a meticulous finishing process. From blade to blade there are usually only minor differences. Anything hand made will present major issues, though I am unfamiliar with A&A and Del Tin manufacturing processes.

Bottom line is, unless I know for a fact that the consistancy of a blade is going to be depended on for this purpose, it also has to be a popular model, or my investment is not going to pay off. There is also this; I'm getting a little overwhelmed maintaining too many blades and I am already eliminating two or three to help with that.


Also the Doge will have an complex integral suspension. So it won't be entirely historically accurate, as this was a customer request for suspension type, which I'm happy to oblige. I just wanted to point this out Big Grin

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PostPosted: Fri 26 Nov, 2010 4:40 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I posted on Facebook some progress pictures of a Albion Svante scabbard I'm working on. It's turning out rather nicely. More can be seen on Facebook.

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PostPosted: Thu 23 Feb, 2012 5:59 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It's been a while since I've posted in this thread. I just wanted bump it up and remind those who might not be aware that DBK is on Facebook! Cool

A recent post of mine: I just finished this chape for an Albion Dane scabbard I'm working on right now.


http://www.facebook.com/pages/DBK-Custom-Swor...1222234152

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PostPosted: Mon 05 Mar, 2012 5:48 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The finalized scabbard for that chape is *beautiful*
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PostPosted: Sat 05 May, 2012 3:28 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

A friendly 2-month bump
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PostPosted: Thu 10 May, 2012 12:36 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The chape above with completed scabbard, and the sword it now belongs to:






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PostPosted: Sun 03 Jun, 2012 6:29 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Got Father's sword?



Also, a new blue Crecy scabb

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PostPosted: Wed 06 Jun, 2012 6:51 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Impressive work as usual and with the " Father's " sword much more appealing than the movie inspired " furry scabbards ".

The detailing also seems consistent with the style of the sword and the fantasy inscriptions. The way the guard is framed by the scabbard opening is almost like the scabbard being a beast swallowing the blade. Big Grin Cool

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Jean Thibodeau wrote:
Impressive work as usual and with the " Father's " sword much more appealing than the movie inspired " furry scabbards ".

The detailing also seems consistent with the style of the sword and the fantasy inscriptions. The way the guard is framed by the scabbard opening is almost like the scabbard being a beast swallowing the blade. Big Grin Cool


Thanks Jean. I always enjoy working on 'fantasy' pieces, as it allows for nearly any creative freedom, within artistic taste of course. With Conan being one of my inspirational films growing up, it's always fun working on one I get to create with my own idea's.

The waist belt was provided by the customer. I had to figure out a way to attach a 9+ pound rig to it.

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Even nicer seeing the entire sword and scabbard: I'm even more impressed. Big Grin Cool
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I've been a long-time facebook fan and am saving up for a scabbard for my Crecy from you. Keep up the awesome work!
I was wondering if you had any photos of the completed Doge scabbard you posted WIP pictures of a while back? I didn't see anything on your facebook or on your main page. I was just curious since it has such an unusual shape to work a scabbard around.

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PostPosted: Sat 04 Aug, 2012 12:04 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi Quinn,

The Doge scabbard is actually a scabbard that I built the wood core for, and my wife completed it. It's one of her earlier commissions, but a fine build if I must say so myself Cool

So, here it is. Built by my wife:


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