Hey razorseal - I've got good and bad news for you. The good news is that there's more than a few custom scabbard makers out there. Are you in the US or Canada? Or somewhere else? If you're around the former... Steven Huerta, T. Diamante, Sonny Suttles (Valiant), and James Curry are all good options.
Now - for the bad news - basic scabbards for most of these people start at around the 150$ or 200$ range and go up from there. I am not sure you will find what you're looking for at that price, depending on how complex you want - but it can't hurt to check out these names, or see if anyone is doing it as a hobby here on the board.
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150-200 is probably enough for just the scabbard wood core, if u want full leather wrapped on top of that I think it would start closer to 350 for a basic one with a basic metal chape, if u want custom tooling and riser designs and belt the price will get much higher quite quickly
What arms and armor offers for 175 is just a leather sheath and does not have a wood core which is not ideal for long term storage if u mean to keep the sword inside and overall is just not as good as a wood cored scabbard
Also note scabbards can and often do cost just as much if not more then the sword itself, especially if u get into the really high end stuff like dbk
Yeah, if you feel $500 is too much for a custom scabbard, just try making one yourself ;P
But really, it's not super difficult, just time consuming and requires patience and some attention to do a good job. It's completely possible to make one yourself with only minimal woodworking skills. The parts to make a scabbard aren't terribly expensive, and if you make one that looks like junk, just learn from those mistakes and make another. If nothing else, it might give you a greater appreciation for the work involved and cause you to reconsider what you feel is or isn't too much.
It can definitely be done if you're doing it yourself, I wouldn't make another one with tooling for less than $500. The most expensive part will be finding a piece of veg tan leather big enough for your core.
I bought a scabbard from christian fletcher some years ago, and while i like the work, it cost more than a whole new low to mid range level sword so i decided to learn to make my own.
You can definitely make your own with just hand tools and a softer wood like basswood or poplar. But i can see why they charge that much. Its quite a bit of work especially if you are working by hand only.
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