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First Time Doing A Sheath With A Snap Handle Retainer

Discussion in 'Sheaths & Other Leather Projects' started by Eric Fisher, Jan 5, 2017.

  1. Eric Fisher

    Eric Fisher Active Member

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    I've been making pouch sheaths but a guy asked me to make him a sheath for his Case Cutlery Buffalo Horn handle knife but really like a snap closure handle retainer (no pouch). This is my first attempt at such a thing. Much harder than I thought it would be, but it was my time with this style. Spent a long time on what looks like a very basic pattern.

    Triple layer of 9oz leather with the welt. Hand stitched.

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  2. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    Nice, those snaps are very tricky the first time aren't they. Must have marked and measured three times for my first one
     
  3. Eric Fisher

    Eric Fisher Active Member

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    More than tricky. I fitted them after I finished the sheath. It was the last thing I did with great possibilities of ruining the whole thing.
    I am pretty happy I remembered to point it the right way so it can't catch on a branch and open when your walking forward (which hopefully is most of the time).
     
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  4. John Noon

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    the catching part is most important and I come close a couple times to getting that backwards.
     

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