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Bronze Chape Reproduction
Topic Started: Nov 2 2015, 08:42 AM (323 Views)
Mike Sandoval
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Hello,

Would anyone have any recommendations of individuals or vendors who make quality Bronze age scabbard chapes? I am specifically looking for something appropriate for Western Europe, specifically Great Britain, for around 1,200-800 BC.

Thank you for any advice!
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Todd Feinman
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Mike Sandoval,Nov 2 2015
08:42 AM
Hello,

Would anyone have any recommendations of individuals or vendors who make quality Bronze age scabbard chapes? I am specifically looking for something appropriate for Western Europe, specifically Great Britain, for around 1,200-800 BC.

Thank you for any advice!

Hi Mike, Jeffrey at Royal Oak Armoury could make you one --he does unbelievably good work, but has a long waiting list now. Many others could make you one --it would need to be cast?
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Jeroen Zuiderwijk
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The difficulty about those is that they were incredibly thin hollow castings. See for example:

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If you want a good reproduction rather then a heavy lump of metal, then you need to have it vacuum cast. That's pretty much the only way we can approach castings that thin nowadays. An alternative way is to have one made out of thin sheet bronze, and brazed together, rather then cast it. Casting a sword is a heck of a lot easier :)
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