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∴ Scabbards ∴

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There’s nothing quite as splendid as sweeping into the salle with your sword swinging at your side. It’s a little reminder of the heroic idylls that inspired us to take up historical fencing. Not to mention how much more impressive it is to draw your sword dramatically from its scabbard than it is to scrabble around on the floor trying to pick it up with protective gloves on...

Alicia's standard scabbard design is based on historical research and custom-made to fit your sword. Each scabbard features a core made from layers of lime wood with a reinforced tip, wrapped in a kidskin outer that is secured with glue and a hand-stitched seam to the rear. It is a sturdy and striking piece of kit that will protect your sword from the elements.

∴ Suspension ∴

You can choose a simple scabbard without suspension, or pick a way to wear your scabbard:

  • A sword belt and buckled frog

  • A sword belt with hooks and sliders

  • A baldric


Depending on your choice of suspension, Alicia will add cord risers under the kidskin cover to help keep the straps in place.

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∴ Price Guide ∴

Price (in GBP)
Lime wood core, kidskin cover in a colour of your choice.
A baldric, a sword belt and frog, or sword belt with sliders and hooked straps, in a colour of your choice.

At this time, Alicia is not considering any customisation beyond choice of colour and type of suspension.

Leather colour options are black, dark brown, dark green, oxblood red, dark blue and purple.

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∴ Ordering ∴

There are two ways to order a Balefire scabbard:

If you already have a sword on our waiting list, Alicia will give you the option of adding a scabbard to your order when she sends your balance invoice, a month before work begins on your sword.


Once you’ve discussed colour and suspension options, you will be invoiced separately for leatherwork, and Alicia will make your scabbard once Chris has completed your sword, ready for them to ship together. Please note that this may add a week or more to your estimated timescale for completion.

If you already have a sword that you would like Alicia to make a scabbard for, simply contact us with your enquiry, and Alicia will discuss timescales and options with you before sending an invoice.


Once you’ve paid the invoice, we will give you the address to send your sword to, and Alicia will start work upon receipt, sending your sword back to you in its new scabbard.

Ready to start your Balefire journey? Get in touch now to share your vision.

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