Long Term Storage in leather wrapped wooden scabbard
by Adam Roseman
(Atlanta, GA, USA)
QUESTION: I've seen on several sites the warning about not storing in a leather scabbard but that storing in wood is ok, so, stupid question for today; Does wood include a leather wrapped wooden scabbard such as those included with Gen 2 swords?
Actually most of the Gen2 swords these days come with wooden scabbards - it is just that the majority of the vendors have not updated their pics yet...
Anyway, to answer your question - yes, the majority of wooden scabbards are leather wrapped. It doesn't really effect the storage ability at all - though you will want to inspect periodically to ensure that the leather wrap isn't causing the blade to 'sweat'.
Hope this helps.