The scabbard surface was left in unfinished form.
A simple clean up with some alcohol, then sprayed with matt acrylic varnish.
A generous coat of Flory Models wash made up of some dark dirt and mud brown.
This was applied and then wiped when dry,
a second coat of matt varnish to seal and done.
Gives it a somewhat cord bound look which I like.
The brass end cap was just Vallejo acrylic.