tooling and carving sheaths

Discussion in 'Knife Sheaths' started by Michael Minto, Dec 3, 2017.

  1. Michael Minto

    Michael Minto Active Member

    was wondering - when you all (who do) tool and or carve your knife sheaths, at what point do you do the leatherwork? have you completely shaped, fit and cut the sheath to fit the knife it will hold, and then "unfold" it to tool? does this put creases or other unwanted marks on the leather from being handed and unfolded/refolded? or do you do it at some other point in it's construction? thanks, mike
     
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  2. Dennis Morland

    Dennis Morland KNIFE MAKER

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  3. Smallshop

    Smallshop KNIFE MAKER

    No matter which way I do it I end up irritated...LOL
     
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  4. Smallshop

    Smallshop KNIFE MAKER

    Say guys...I had read that wip about 5 times a year or so ago...I looked at it again and noticed he never cut a drain hole in the welt. On sandwich sheaths I cut two welts as it is much cheaper than using a larger chunk of leather....I'm already going to have to make it two if I make a drain hole right?

    An excellent wip...
     

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