From the rare finds of Bronze Age scabbards in the UK it would appear that by the Ewart Park phase (approx. 800-700 BC) that scabbards were made from a wooden core, lined with bovine skin, and covered in a single piece of leather (based on the Pyotdykes, Scotland, find analysis). This scabbard has been constructed in the same way, but has been embellished with a hand tooled design based upon the Store Kondehoj (Vamdrup, Denmark) scabbard. Leather does not survive the centuries as well as bronze, so it is unknown if a Ewart Park scabbard would have had a design tooled on to it.

The Belt and Leather Zip Pouch are based on the find at Hvidegarden (Zealand, Denmark) dated to 1300-1100BC, and although much older than the Ewart Park, the zip pouch is a beautiful and clever design so it has been included with this scabbard. The pin has been hand cast in Bronze.

At present I haven’t been able to cast replicas of the buttons seen on the original belt, but hope to very soon. For the meantime some Sam Browne studs serve as an excellent temporary measure.

The suspension loop has been based upon an image seen on the Mycenos Vase, and has the advantage of being able to be moved to a position that suits the wearer.

It has been stained with a tan dye, to mimic the colour leather turns with exposure to sunlight as it ages, and treated to a waterproof dubbin.

It is now with its happy owner in the US. Please contact us if this tickles your fancy or if interested in the sources used.