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Turning back sheath for curved swords.

A "back" sheath for curved swords that turn 90 degrees for unsheathing.
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Skallagrim pointed out that it would be "impossible" to unsheathe a curved sword from a back sheath since the blade is attached sideways. That could be fixed with a special sheath that normally is sideways and attached to that position with magnets. When you yank the handle to a side, those magnets detach an the sheathe turns 90 degrees. This allows you to pull the curved sword out directly forwards in an arc.
Thrust, Mar 30 2016


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       If the curve of the sword is correctly an arc, part of a circle, then the sheath could have a section shaped like a pie-slice of that circle. the pointy end of the pie-slice is attached, allowing the sheath to rotate. Now arrange things such that when the sword is sheathed, a spring is compressed. A latch holds the sword in place.   

       To unsheathe, hold the hilt and flip the latch --the uncompressing spring pushes the rotating sheath all the way off the sword.
Vernon, Mar 30 2016
  

       I like this for the engineer / designer version of Project Runway, featuring turbaned and oiled Sinbadeque models suggestively unsheathing their back-sheathed curved swords to driving house music. Then they would duel each other up and down the runway.   

       Maybe this is already a show. If not, [calum] go ahead and describe the rest of it, please.
bungston, Mar 31 2016
  

       link to former discussion?
pashute, Apr 02 2016
  


 

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