Celtic Scabbard

Approx. Period: 200 BC
Length: 0.50m Width: 0.10m

As well as improvements in sword design, better metalworking techniques introduced more ornamental designs to accessories such as sword scabbards. A bronze scabbard provided more protection to the sword blade than leather scabbards. More importantly the ornamentation showed wealth and power.

The bronze scabbard is worked from bronze, beaten into shape around a wooden core. The ornamentation is constructed from a different alloy composition to provide better highlight of the simple celtic shapes and animal designs. A bronze loop is used to attach the scabbard by belt around the waist and the base of the scabbard includes a typical torc shaped ornamentation.