Illustration of a single crusader, dressed in chain mail and a cross-covered tunic kneeling on one knee with his hands clasped in prayer. His spear with Christian banner are leaning against his shoulder. The banner has two crosses on it. He a sword in a scabbard attached to his belt. Greaves protect his shins and sabatons protect his feet.

A Crusader from the First Crusade Kneels in Prayer

Illustration of a single crusader, dressed in chain mail and a cross-covered tunic kneeling on one knee…

<i>Lepidopus caudatus</i>. "1. A fish of the family <i>Lepidopodidae, Lepidopus caudatus,</i>of the Mediterranean and Atlantic shores of Europe, as well as of New Zealand, of a bright silvery color, with a long dorsal and rudimentary anal fin: so called from suggesting by its form the sheath of a sword. Also called a scale fish and a frost fish." &mdash;Whitney, 1889

Scabbard Fish

Lepidopus caudatus. "1. A fish of the family Lepidopodidae, Lepidopus caudatus,of the Mediterranean…

"On foot the scabbard is carried hooked up." — Moss, 1914

Sheathed Saber

"On foot the scabbard is carried hooked up." — Moss, 1914

"Four to six feet long, and swims with great swiftness: the skin is smooth, except a few scales in place of the ventral fins." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Scabbard

"Four to six feet long, and swims with great swiftness: the skin is smooth, except a few scales in place…

This scimitar and scabbard is a sword with a curved blade and its cover. Made of silver, chased and gilt. It is ornamented with one hundred and four precious stones, consisting of emeralds, rubies, turquoises and more.

Scimitar and Scabbard

This scimitar and scabbard is a sword with a curved blade and its cover. Made of silver, chased and…

A sword and scabbard from the Bronze Age. Not drawn to scale.

Bronze Age Sword and Scabbard

A sword and scabbard from the Bronze Age. Not drawn to scale.