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Sheath With "edge"

Discussion in 'Sheaths & Other Leather Projects' started by Eric Fisher, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. Eric Fisher

    Eric Fisher Active Member

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    Simple sheath to fit an unusually handled knife (really curved handle).
    Chocolate water buffalo that edge finishes really well.
    If you wish to see how the edge is finished go to my facebook page @fishercustomleather. I posted a series of pictures of the edge finishing process for this sheath.

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  2. dancom

    dancom Dust Maker Best Shop Tool

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    Very nice shape.
     
  3. Eric Fisher

    Eric Fisher Active Member

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    Update. The sheath fit :).
    I digital design my sheaths. This sheath was designed from pictures and dimensions sent to me by the knife maker. The knife and the sheath were 1000 miles (1600 km) apart until today.
    Both were really happy with the results.

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  4. cuatroXcuatro

    cuatroXcuatro Active Member

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    That's some serious stitching for doing it by hand. I don't know how you manage to drill straight through and have everything line up on the back side as evenly on the front. Maybe a thick welt like that helps by keeping both sides parallel. I coughed up and got a Tipmann Boss stitcher which can sew up to 3/4 inch thick leather out of frustration. I'd never be able to hand stitch anything like that as you have done. Genuinely handmade.
     
  5. Eric Fisher

    Eric Fisher Active Member

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    Actually it not bad. I use a Dremel 3000 mounted in the Dremel drill press attachment running at about 15,000 rpm with a 5/64" drill. Straight and true everytime so far.
    I would love to have a Boss or even better a Cowboy Outlaw (cast iron and steel version of the Boss) but I'm a hobbyist so can afford the extra time it takes. I am slowing getting a few knife makers on board so it may happen in the future. Still handmade in my book.
     
  6. ToddR

    ToddR Putterer, Tinkerer, Waster of Time Staff Member

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    Very cool Eric. It continues to amaze me how talented the people on this forum are. Not just knifemaking but the endless skills it entails. Leather workers, wood carving, the machining for tools and jigs, the finishes... on and on.

    I just bought a basic leather toolkit. Like everything i try, I need to work up the guts to give it a go (it's a problem i have). Until then, it's good old Kydex. But, just like I'm stuck on using wood for handles - leather to me is the natural choice for a sheath. I have to get there.
     
  7. Wishalot

    Wishalot New Member

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    Very neat streamlined sheath.
     

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