Someone brought up a well-intentioned question: How does one ensure easy access to a firearm when needed (as like to I put it, RIGHT THEN) while simultaneously keeping the firearm out of reach of children? That comment might be gone now, but I will gladly answer the question presented.
Thousands of years ago, people were getting used to the idea of having sharp objects with them. After all, a knife is a pretty useful tool to have, right? But when they went to get their Knife Carry Permits, the instructors told them "Be very careful about sticking this thing into your belt. You could poke or cut yourself!"
One enterprising young man, possibly named John Moses Browning, said "I have a solution" and encased the blade of his knife in wood, inventing the scabbard. This sparked a revolution; carrying useful tools with you became even more accessible and safe.
Scabbards have evolved quite a bit since then. They were covered in cloth, leather, even gold in some cases!
In modern times, scabbards aren't really called scabbards anymore. They're called "sheaths" when referring to items that hold blades and "holsters" when referring to items that hold guns. Modern holsters are made from a variety of materials ranging from leather to space-age plastics.
The more you know™
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