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Hussar Sash by Meredyth
Hussar Sash
A hussar's sash based on models from the second half of the 19th Century, to be worn with the traditionals jacket known as attila.
Made from modern materials, this is made as a costume prop, not a faithful historical replica.

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Viking Sword Scabbard by Meredyth
Viking Sword Scabbard
Scabbard and sword-belt for a Viking Age sword from about 800 AD.
The sword (a Geibig Combination-type 1 Var. VI from northern Germany) was made by Karl Bertram, belt fittings provided by Mike Fluegel (Das Podol) and Raymond's Quiet Press after findings from Gotland & Birka. The tablet weaving securing the belt slider was made by Sabine Fluess. Scabbard & all leather parts made by me.
Scabbard with felt, wooden core, foundation moulding and leather covering made in style of contemporary originals.

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Gutenstein Style Sword Scabbard by Meredyth
Gutenstein Style Sword Scabbard
A project that occupied me a long time: The recreation of a Merovingian sword scabbard in the style of about 600 AD, after imagery from the scabbard pressblech found at Gutenstein in Germany. The wolf warrior's scabbard is depicted in detail, you can view the original image on wikipedia:…

The sword for the project is a Germanic spatha featuring a replica of the famous pommel from Niederstotzingen (Grave 1, Alammanic), the steel parts of the hilt assembly are additions by the Smith though. The sword was made by Vladimir Cervenka.
As the spatha's heft is very slim in Profile, I wanted to make a scabbard that is very slim and tight to the blade. So I started on a wooden core without fur or felt inside, like the early scabbards from Nydam. Utilizing two planks of poplar with a thickness of 4-5 mm, I clamped them wet around a slender Piece of Wood and let them dry, then shaped and ground them.
The wooden core of two bend poplar boards was glued together with a surrounding layer of linen. On this strips of cord were glued according to the imagery model, the pieces of cord then sewn together at the backside. A piece of calfskin is used as outer layer.
Then the scabbard was coloured with a self-mixed stain. A chape and two borders (Randleisten) were hammered from copper alloy sheet metal; the wooden slider that is used for fastening to the baldric was carved and sanded from birchwood and treated with hot lineseed oil.
The scabbard was then attached to the sword belt according to archaeological documentation by L. Lüppes (…), using contemporary pyramidal mounts and sword belt made by craftsman Hakun Risti.

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Viking Age Knife and Scabbard by Meredyth
Viking Age Knife and Scabbard
Last year my daughter had made a knife that she presented me for my birthday, so I recently made a sheath to go with it, based on Viking Age finds from Birka and Gotland.
Materials: Knife - carbon steel, cherry wood, linen thread, copper alloy pin;
Sheath - leather, copper alloy pins and sheet metal.
The leather tooling is based on surviving period scabbard parts from York and Germany.
Family collaboration :)

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The Yule Oath (Ink Version) by Meredyth
The Yule Oath (Ink Version)
THE YULE OATH (2015) - Inked Version.
A more elaborate version of the Yuletide card I did last year.
A member of a Germanic warband stands before his drighten, making his oath on the Yule boar, boasting of deeds he will do in the coming year.
May you all have a great and peaceful Yule/Christmas!

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Duncan Meredyth
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
Nonconformist, swordsman, artist, servant of the soul...

Current Residence: Germany part of Midgard
Favourite genre of music: Metal
Favourite style of art: Traditional
Operating System: Windows 7
Skin of choice: Female
Favourite cartoon character: Batman
Personal Quote: The Meaning of Life is Written on a Blade
Again I have the pleasure to feature a bunch of gifted artists who delved into the realm of the mysterious and the macabre, and participated in the latest contest hosted by  group :icongrimgloomtale: , for this time also one in the realm of the wet and the fishy. To dream about mermaids can take you to memorable daydreams... I hope you will enjoy those the contest winners' entries will give you!

You can view all the entries here Mermaids - contest #14This contest has ended. The winners announement can be found here.
Bring on the singing.
The voting for this contest's theme was quite interesting to follow, and it gives some good suggestions for the next competitions, with mermaids gathering 26 votes, Scottish legends 25 votes, and witches 24 votes. This contest will be fishy.
Our Spring 2015 competition is a mixture of water and seductive singing, and there might be dinner involved. Are the mermaids nice and pretty, or rather the more believable dangerous hunters? Do they live in warm shelf waters, or are they the dwellers of the deep? Don't forget this group's name.
:bulletblack: Deadline: the 25th of July 2015
:bulletblack: Limit of submissions: one piece per member.
:bulletblack: The entry must be prepared for the contest precisely.
:bulletblack: The entry must follow the group rules.
:bulletblack: Lit
and the group's winning results here Mermaids - Contest WinnersI suppose that the oceans are big enough to fit all the awesomeness that this contest has brought. Every single entry in GrimGloomTale's 14th contest is worth featuring here, but as it is with contests, winners have to be chosen, so here they are. You can view all the entries right here.
First Place

Beach Holiday by Checanty
with 53 points.
Second Place

Waterbaby by Odditorium
with 49 points.
Third Place

Enigma De Profundis by TrollGirl
with 28 points.

Selkie Shores by ThornyEnglishRose
was voted for 19 times.

Mermaid and Merrow

And the winners are...


Beach Holiday by ChecantyThe Cat and the Moon by ChecantySwept away by ChecantyBanshee by Checanty


Waterbaby by OdditoriumThe Clockwork Wimble by OdditoriumSignpost by OdditoriumPart 1: Waiting by Odditorium


Enigma De Profundis by TrollGirlPsychopony by TrollGirlWolf Yin Yang by TrollGirlRavenheart by TrollGirl


Mature Content

Mature Content

SekhmetNo lion, but a lioness
Were you, their deity of war.
More often god; there, then, goddess,
No lion, but a lioness.
Men may make women powerless,
Yet whose the warlike, godlike roar?
No lion's, but a lioness'.
Were you their deity of war?

Mature Content


Mermaid and Merrow by erinclairebBaobhan Sith Dance by erinclairebDragon Book Hoard by erinclaireb

Please give these special artists your time and consideration. Congratulations to you all!

There sure will be another interestings contests hosted, so you will read more like this.

Have an inspiring time,
Duncan Meredyth
  • Listening to: "Haven" by Kamelot
  • Reading: "You Only Live Twice" by Ian Fleming
  • Drinking: Tea

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AndreaSilva60 Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Excuse me for the delay, thank you so much for watch :) 
JoshBeta1 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Begrüßung und Grüße. Ich liebe deine Zeichnungen und Fotos. xD
Meredyth Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Herzlichen Dank!
Die besten Grüße nach Mexico! :D
JoshBeta1 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Bitte. :D
KeIIion Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2016
happy birthday :D
Meredyth Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :-)
Iglybo Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2016
Happy Birthday :la: :cake:
Meredyth Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much :-)
Iglybo Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016
No problem ^^
AnnSofieVejs Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thanks for the watch! :-)
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