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Poll: Best Leather For Knife Sheath (6 member(s) have cast votes)

What's the best leather to make a knife sheath out of?

  1. 6oz Vegetable Tan (6 votes [100.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 100.00%

  2. 6oz Redhide (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. 3oz Calf Skin (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. 6oz Vinyl (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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#1 cartilige

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Posted 22 December 2010 - 12:38 PM

What's the best leather to make a knife sheath out of? I have 6oz Vegetable Tan, 6oz Redhide, 3oz Calf Skin and not really leather but I've got it anyways 6oz Vinyl.

#2 dirtclod

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Posted 22 December 2010 - 12:48 PM

I wouldn't use anything thinner than 8 or 9 ounce. Mine are made from skirting leather.
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Posted 22 December 2010 - 12:57 PM

For folders and multi-tools I use 6/7, but for fixed blades I use 7/8 or 8/9 depending on the length. For 10 inch plus or on request I have used as heavy as 9/10.
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Posted 22 December 2010 - 09:25 PM

I use 6-7-8-9 (what ever's handy) on the outsides with 12oz for the welt. Vegetan.





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