XVIth century

"The beautiful sixteenth century" is remarkable for its intellectual and artistic renewal. Great painters left us an invaluable heritage, new continents have been discovered. The dress style evolves and differs according to the country or religious affiliation.

Period's categories


Rapier Scabbard and Holder


Rapier scabbard and baldric

Made with Savoy armories and trebuchet pattern


Leather boxes


Playing cards game leather box

XVIth century playing card game leather box made with 2 vegetable tanned leather layers. The pattern is based on a XVIth century French leather box, the representation of the card on the lid comes from the game itself. All the patterns were incised with knife then dyed with a fine paintbrush: mahogany, light blue, black, red, green alcohol dyes; white and gold acrylic dyes. Waxed linen thread sewing Dimensions: Height 9cm, Width 8cm, Depth 6,5cm


XVIth century scabbards


Knife with embossed sheath  En stock

16th century knife (by Tod Cutler) and its sheath. The pattern on the sheath is largely inspired by an Italian excavation piece. Tunnel stitching with waxed linen thread on the back of the sheath. Historical iron oxide black dyed. Suspension cord in vegetable dyed blue silk braided loop (L'atelier de Micky) Dimensions of the sheath: Length 17.5cm, Width 3cm Knife dimensions: Total length 21cm, Cutting length 9cm Price 120 €

Ear dagger sheath

Sheath made from a painting by Fernando Gallego, The Adoration of the Magi period 1480-1490. 1.5mm vegetable tanned leather for the scabbard, 2.5mm for the puck. The patterns were made by incision, embossing and 1mm diameter point stamping Manual sewing with waxed linen thread, black dying . Dimensions: total length about 30cm, sheath width 3cm wide, diameter of the puck 5cm, height about 3cm.


XVIth century Purses


Kampfrau purse

Purse for women (late 15th, 16th century) reconstructed from a Dordrecht excavation piece (sketch in the book Purses in pieces) Made of 1mm thick goatskin and upturned lambskin, the two purses are articulated around a double ring with a brass suspension The more technical part was the assembly of the two pockets on the double ring (waxed linen thread for the sewing and natural leather lace to keep the pocket on the internal ring) The pompoms and the tightening braided loops are in yellow vegetable dyed silk Dimensions: Total height 28cm, Width 22cm

Landsknecht Purse  En stock

Here is a typical 16th century purse. I made it based on a Landsknecht illustration. I adapted the construction to technical constraints, the illustration being a bit fanciful for the meaning of the closures. This is the Landsknecht motto : "Al mein Gelt verspilt" (all my money has been wasted) in other words "Everything is temporary". The dye is a historic recipe based on iron oxide. Brass buckles and purse mounts. Dimensions: Height 20cm, Width 20cm, straps height 5cm Price 160€


miscellaneous XVIth century


Wallet #2  En stock

These wallets could contain notes, bills of exchange and a few coins at best. Their small thickness made it possible to store them practically on oneself; today this accessory will allow you to store it in your purse or chaplain with your identity papers and credit card without clutter. These pieces are suitable for both women and men. Source early 16th century Middleburg This model has three pockets, one with a central gusset. Made of vegetable tanned leather and goat leather for the gusset. Golden brown color Dimensions 12cm X 7cm Price: 35 €

Wallet #1  En stock

These wallets could contain notes, bills of exchange and a few coins at best. Their small thickness made it possible to store them practically on oneself; today this accessory will allow you to store it in your purse or chaplain with your identity papers and credit card without clutter. These pieces are suitable for both women and men. Source early 16th century Middleburg: this model is a kind of wallet. Made from goatskin washed with linseed oil. Dimensions 12cm X 7cm Price: 30 €