Here the scabbard is attached to a plaque belt by at least one short strap, shown here in close-up. Here's another example.
I believe there was a second strap that attached to the plaque belt behind the body, where it would be hidden in these views. A second strap would allow the sword to hang at a convenient angle, and without it the sword would hang inconveniently far forward of the hips, and the tip of the scabbard would drag on the ground in both examples.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
One Way to Attach a Scabbard to a Plaque Belt
Posted by Will McLean at 2:09 PM
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