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Well, this is my fourth or fifth attempt at a sheath. Back and forth on styles and such... And 3 that didn't work. This is what I ended up with. The knifewas sent to me by my uncle and was forged from chainsaw blades. The modified gaurd and proportions didn't lend itself to traditional frontier styles so finding something that worked and was similar in style was challenging to me. Specs: 10-12 oz saddle skirting covered in deerskin and stitched by hand with artificial sinew. I was inspired by dhaverstick as far as stitching is concerned. Although his is better. I decided to semi bind the edges of the seam too. And there is no welt. My hopes are that the retention will keep the blade from the stitching as there's a bit of room down there. Anyways, let me know what you think and as always, I welcome critiques.
Hello, all! My older brother gave me a nice Damascus steel knife for Christmas and I decided to make a sheath that it would look good in. haha! Just kidding... that's the cheap sheath it came with. Here's the real thing... Thanks for looking! -Ryan
MedusaOblongata posted a topic in Gun Holsters, Rifle Slings and Knife SheathesIt started as a damascus blade blank from a local knife show (1095 & 15n20), 5" blade: Then I added leather scales (horse butt?): Then wrapped in alligator and fastened the scales, and started the sheath with 5.5oz leather: And N52 magnets: I designed the sheath so the knife could fit in facing either direction: Wrapped in alligator: And stitched together, attatch strap, and done: The strap is attached with a chicago screw and it swivels, so I can wear it IWB or OWB. Yes, it took a very long time, but if I did it again it would be much quicker next time, now that I have some clue what I'm doing. This was my first knife handle, and first sheath.