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First Sheath

Discussion in 'Sheaths & Other Leather Projects' started by Grahamm, May 6, 2017.

  1. Grahamm

    Grahamm Active Member

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    I have too many sharp knives lying about so I got some leather scraps at my local Lens Mill Store and tried my hand at making a sheath.
    Figured I would start with my drop point skinner that I really like.
    I'm actually quite happy with this for not knowing where to start or what it was gonna look like when it was done.

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  2. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    Pretty good for a first, did you add a welt that is shaped to the blade? It protects the threads from getting cut
     
  3. Grahamm

    Grahamm Active Member

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    Yes. It's not perfectly shaped to the blade but there is a layer of leather along the stitched side between the outer layers. Sort of a leather sandwich. I am working with scraps so I used an off cut piece for that.

    I glued it all first with contact cement and then marked out my holes, punched with an awl and then did a saddle stitch.
    Did 2 more with thinner leather after that I don't like as much.
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  4. krash-bang

    krash-bang Active Member

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    Looks good. The stitches look evenly spaced, follows the edge evenly. I like a thicker leather personally, 7-8 oz or so. I used scraps as well on my first sheaths, its good to practise on. You don't feel so shitty when you ruin a piece. lol.
     

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