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Got to make a couple sheaths for a local blacksmith who started making knives. Made from 10 oz latigo, welt is 3 layers 8 oz vegi. Saddle stitch assembly. Thanks for looking and comments are always welcome.

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Nice work! Certainly sets off the knives nicely.

Have you considered skiving the edges of the front and back pieces to reduce the overall thickness? I hate skiving, and it changes the angle of the front and back, think "more attention to stitching", but it really cuts down on the thickness of the sheath. 

I wish I could get hooked up with a knife maker around here. I like to do sheaths.

Jeff

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49 minutes ago, alpha2 said:

Nice work! Certainly sets off the knives nicely.

Have you considered skiving the edges of the front and back pieces to reduce the overall thickness? I hate skiving, and it changes the angle of the front and back, think "more attention to stitching", but it really cuts down on the thickness of the sheath. 

I wish I could get hooked up with a knife maker around here. I like to do sheaths.

Jeff

Thanks Jeff. I didnt think about skiving the edges, great idea though. These blades were about 1/8 thick and the gaurds probably 1/2 wide. Had to do the welt so thick to get the handle to lay parallel to the belt loop. Thanks for you comments...

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There is some info on just that issue, without thick welts. I discovered it when I did a sheath for a KaBar battle knife for my brother. I'll see if I can find the other info, it was really recent. It has a lot to do with how you fold the belt loop and re-incorporate it into the sheath. Kind of ingenious, at least I thought so!

Jeff

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I just made a sheath with my boy using that method you spoke of Jeff. Turned out OK.  I don't skive a lot but the kbar sheath design called for it. I think I'll do it again for sure.

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I love them - I actually like the thickness of the welts. 

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2 hours ago, Viking said:

I love them - I actually like the thickness of the welts. 

Thanks viking. 

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