Viking Scabbard

Approx. Period: 800 AD
Length: 0.60m Width: 0.08m

The Vikings used leather extensively in the manufacture of their clothing and personal effects. Little of this survives but the metal fittings such as buckles, buttons and ferrules give a good indication of how items such as this leather scabbard might have looked.

The main body of the scabbard is constructed from leather around an inner linen binding. The chape and ferrule are of bronze and two stout leather straps are used to support the sword and scabbard from the wearers belt.