Ray, like I said I always love your work. I forgot I had asked about this and this morning I am setting and looking at the forum in a little more depth, (raining here!) Any way I spot this thread and it is marked indicating I had already posted on it! So my brain says lets see what you posted on this thread of Ray's
As I look down through it and read what you had posted I decide I have to go back and find the wizard link you are talking about! After reading it and looking at the blade (very nice BTW) I am just as impressed with the sheath.
You know there are a lot of makers out there that don't even do sheaths with their knives. Some will get others too make the sheath. Too me the sheath is as much of the original design as the knife. Rarely are either locked in stone when an idea hits me and after a quick sketch I set out. Sometimes it real close to the sketch and sometimes it just evolves on its own!
Ray I am just inspired by your sheaths! Look brother you need to an in depth tutorial on building such a sheath. I realize it is done now but the Wizard would have been an ideal one for such a tutorial. I see more after your explanation as too the two sheaths in one. However after actually looking at the Wizard sheath I realize there is a million steps missing in the process.
I can see the two sheaths and I can see the build up of the Wizard but man it makes me want to know what thickness you are using, for both parts,etc. etc.. I would love to see the pics and explanations of how you are wetting and molding the second sheath, (the outer sheath). With step by step procedures and length of time on how things dry.
Because I have fiddled some with wet forming and you have to keep coming back to the piece to get lines to mold in sometimes. I can see the results of the process. However I just can't wrap my head around how much effort and time it had too take with such a sheath. I also can't envision how you did all this and then it is not just two sheaths in one, it now becomes all one sheath. How did you join the inner to the outer.
I am going to say you have crossed over into another realm here and you don't even realize how much of an impression it has made on my mind. Now not only does the knife talk to you, the sheath makes you believe every word of it!!!!!!!!
Seriously Ray, I would love to see an in depth tutorial with good pics showing one of the style of sheaths like the Wizard from start to finish!