I allways liked the traditional german hunting cutlass, shell guard, sambar stag frog sheath.
So I recently started on a traditional hunting cutlass, the steel is ordered but didn't arrive yet, so I started with the shell guard from 6mm wrought iron.
Several hours of filing filing and more filing..
Here the filed shell, ready to be bent to a 90º
heating up the guard...
Here the finished shell, blued for testing
Now I'm waiting for the steel...