Al Sartorn

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Al Sartorn sells custom scabbards on Endless Street in Ankh-Morpork, just east of Limping Gate.

Categories

The categories of scabbard are:

two-handed sword    belt loop           rapier              poniard
short sword         scimitar            sabre               dagger
long sword          cutlass             stiletto            knife

For daggers, stilettoes, poniards, and knives, you can choose from ankle scabbard, thigh scabbard, wrist scabbard and belt scabbard.

Material

You can have it covered with the following materials:

dragonhide          velvet              silk                fur
shagreen            suede               plain leather       wood

Colours

If you choose dragonhide, shagreen, velvet, suede, or silk you'll be asked to choose a colour as well. The colours are:

kingfisher blue     dark purple         sea green           green
midnight black      snowy white         dark grey           brown
charcoal grey       dark green          dark rose           black
golden yellow       light grey          dark red            white
dark lavender       dark brown          crimson             cream
rose-coloured       jade green          bronze              ivory
sunny yellow        steel grey          purple              blue
silvery grey        dark blue           brassy              grey
dark silver         iron grey           copper              red
light brown         blood red           violet              

Plain leather

If you choose plain leather, you get the folowing options for polish:

blackened    darkened     studded      smooth       plain        old
polished     battered     stained      oiled        waxed        

Fur

Types of fur are:

lime green fake     rabbit              bear                fox
hot pink fake       sable               grey                
leopard             white               wolf                
badger              black               rat                 

Wood

Types of wood are:

cherrywood   applewood    mahogany     boxwood      pine         ash
rowan-wood   beechwood    rosewood     birch        elm          oak

If you choose wood, you also need to choose a finish, which can be any of:

lacquered  battered   golden     silver     white      grey       old
polished   smooth     glossy     black      oiled      dark       red

Metal bits

The throat and tip will be made from metal (or, for a belt loop, there will be metal rings around the top and bottom). The types of metal you can choose are:

blackened steel     copper              brass               iron
platinum            silver              steel               
bronze              pewter              gold      

Decoration

The following designs are available, or you can choose to have no design:

Design Description
abstract design A solid-looking squared maze, twisting and complex, has been embossed into the material.
Ankh-Morpork arms An enamelled badge bearing the arms of the city of Ankh-Morpork has been fastened to it.
black widow An enamelled badge bearing the device of an black widow spider, perched on her web with fangs dripping, has been fastened to it.
cabbage An enamelled badge bearing the device of a cabbage, doing all the things cabbages normally do, has been fastened to it.
cloak and dagger A discreet enamelled badge, bearing the symbol of a cloaked dagger, has been fastened to it.
cobra An enamelled badge bearing the device of a king cobra, head rising proudly above it's body with hood flared and dripping fangs bared, has been fastened to it.
cobwebs Spidery cobweb lines criss-cross the surface, and a tiny onyx spider sits patiently at the centre of the web.
dragon An enamelled badge bearing the device of a red dragon has been fastened to it, the scales and horns done in meticulous detail.
flames Dancing, leaping flames adorn the surface, seeming almost to move on their own.
gold and violet lilies An enamelled badge depicting a wreath of gold and violet lilies has been fastened to it.
griffin An enamelled badge bearing the device of a stiffly stylized griffin rampant, one taloned foot upheld in salute, has been fastened to it.
ice eagle An enamelled badge bearing the device of a Hublandish ice eagle, claws open to strike and wings folded in a swoop, has been fastened to it.
leaping dolphin An enamelled badge bearing the device of a dolphin, arched in a joyous leap above iron-grey waves, has been fastened to it.
lion An enamelled badge showing a lion rampant, or on a field gules, has been fastened to it.
Llamadese knotwork An endless Llamedese knot has been carefully inlaid onto its surface.
octograms The surface is entirely covered with overlapping geometric shapes, with a number of sides between seven and nine.
raven An enamelled badge showing a soaring raven, stark black against a cloudless summer sky, has been fastened to it.
roses and thorns A single thorny-stemmed rose blooms on the surface.
scorpion An enamelled badge bearing the device of a deadly scorpion, tail raised ready to strike, has been fastened to it.
skull and crossbones The surface is dotted with skull-and-crossbone motifs, each one grinning madly. Of course, skulls can't do much else.
stars and moons Matching stars and crescent moons have been embossed into the surface, glimmering with an air of exuberant mystery.
swirly bits An elaborately chased design of abstract swirls, done in matching metal thread, covers the surface.
tree frog An enamelled badge bearing the device of an innoculous-looking green tree frog, with a glistening scarlet back, has been fastened to it.
vines and leaves A tangled design of vines and leaves sprawls in joyous abandon across the surface.
viper An enamelled badge bearing the device of a coiled viper at rest, with head slightly raised ready to strike, has been fastened to it.
water lilies The surface has been decorated with an enamelled badge showing a trio of water lilies, floating serenely on a rippled pond.
wildflowers Tiny flowers, done in cheerful simple colours, dot the surface as though it were a spring meadow.
wolf's head An enamelled badge bearing the device of a wolf's head has been fastened to it, the iron-grey fur and dark eyes done in meticulous detail.
womble An enamelled badge bearing the device of a friendly-looking (and very fluffy) womble, womble-bag in hand, has been fastened to it.

Results

It will look like:

This is a sturdy, well-made scabbard, covered in <colour/finish> <material> and designed to fit a <weapon> perfectly.  The throat and tip, forged from <metal bits>, gleam with a satin sheen. <decoration>

Some examples are:

  • a black dragonhide poniard scabbard
This is a sturdy, well-made scabbard, covered in black dragonhide and designed to fit a poniard perfectly.  The throat and tip, forged from steel, gleam with a satin sheen.  A discreet enamelled badge, bearing the symbol of a cloaked dagger, has been fastened to it.