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First And Second Sheaths Finished

Discussion in 'Sheaths & Other Leather Projects' started by Big Bear, Jun 11, 2016.

  1. Big Bear

    Big Bear New Member

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    Well its been rainy all week so I haven't been able to fire up the backyard forge to treat knives number 3 and 4 so I moved on to trying my hand at making some sheaths. I've done a bit of simple leatherwork before - made some belts and holsters, even a dog leash ;)

    I forgot how great a material leather is. Smells great and it cuts like butter. Good times.

    So here are some pics of sheath 1 and 2. #1 is wet formed 9oz veg tan with a water-based stain and a protective wax coating.

    #2 is the same veg tan with some simple border stamping and a hot wax treatment with a blend of parrafin and beeswax - gives the natural leather a nice antique look I think. For the belt loops I put a straight hang and a cross-draw option. Hand stitching all around.

    Anyway, thanks for looking and all constructive criticism is welcome!

    (sorry for the noob pics, I'm working on putting together a light box)

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  2. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker

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    Nicely crafted and the level of fit & finish is very high. Your work shows passion and originality.
    Hey the pictures are great!

    Pissin' buckets here too. Cleaning the garage days.

    Dan
     
  3. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    They look real nice, leather is nice to work with
     
  4. bobbybirds

    bobbybirds Active Member

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    Nice work! I have been so tied down with stuff lately I have not had a minutes hobby time what-so-ever and seeing this stuff is lighting a fire under my butt to drop everything and get out to the shop... I better go hide before my lovely bride finds something else for me to do!
     
  5. Icho-

    Icho- Staff Member

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    Very nice work.
     
  6. Big Bear

    Big Bear New Member

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    Thanks for the feedback and encouragement, guys!
     
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