This is a scabbard that I have been meaning to recover for two years. I forgot to take a picture of it when I finally got the coverings off, which I have been trying to do on and off for those same two years. I was so excited I had to start working on it immediately.
I don't know what the wood is, but I am covering it with purple velvet. There will also be some green trim, and more pictures will come when it is done.
I took this when it occurred to me to record this for posterity. There is a brass covering for the bottom which is round. This, however, is not round. Pointy! :D
Incidentally I tried to recover a chair with this same method. The chair is sad looking, but the frame is falling apart anyway so my failed upholstery fixings don't matter. Sometime I'll take a picture to show you what I mean. (I even used the same fabric.)
More pictures will be forthcoming when this project is more complete. There is a spot I seriously need to fix before showing off.