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 Posted: Mon Apr 30th, 2007 07:25 pm
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I could still be entirely wrong and totally out of line on my supposition about this. I've spent the last twenty minutes researcing on Google and can't find a thing about India Rubber or Gutta Percha scabbards. I did learn that bayonets also had scabbards, not just swords and sabres, but these were made of bridle leather, often with a brass tip to prevent accidents. I still can't see how any rubber-like material would  be of use in such a scabbard.

I also learned that the Gutta Percha is a latex-like material and more stable than India Rubber for what ever information that is worth, but still don't know how that would be of use in a scabbard for knives, swords, bayonets, etc.

India Rubber was used for waterproof blankets in the Civil War. 

Last edited on Mon Apr 30th, 2007 07:28 pm by CleburneFan

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