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The first sheath for my first knife is ready. At last. I am rather satisfied.http://tuwalen.com/gallery/albums/nycle/IMG_0046.sized.jpg
01-05-05, 05:34 PM
A very unusual design there Nyckle! Is that a buckle?
It looks like you have the sharp edge of the blade going down the folded side of the sheath rather than against a welt on the stitched side.
The knife looks unusual too -have you got an unsheathed picture?
The handle of the blade is made of cow-bone. I didn't want to use metal in the design of the sheath, so I made a buckle from bone too.
I don't know if my sheath-design is ok.... But the blade doesn't cut the leather.
I also don't know if the design of the blade is very unusual. I need a knife with a sharp point. The steel is RWL34.
01-05-05, 07:25 PM
NIce work :D
Original thinking using bone for a buckle, not easy I should imagine!
mmmm....nice, I like that blade and handle flow together very nicely.
01-05-05, 09:57 PM
That bone looks beautiful. and nice filework! :cool20:
02-05-05, 04:05 AM
Nyckel,Gotta agree with Basemetal.While the design looks cool, you need to remember one thing about sheaths. The primary function is to protect the user and the knife.I dont know if you used a welt but it is very important.You should never fold over the blade edge.I also think you should use a little heavier leather. Just trying to help and protect you.Dave :)
03-05-05, 03:35 AM
It has been my experience that a molded front piece extending the length of the knife is prone to puncture when worked over a flat back. I agree with Dave in every respect. ---Sandy---
Thank you very much for your feedback. I am new in knife making as well as leather worker. I am here to learn. :-) I will try to design an other sheath for the knife. I think that will be difficult... Other leather I have. Thicker. But I really don't know, how to make the sheath so, that the folded side is at the other side, without loosing the model of the knife. The only thing I can think at this moment is, a weld and a sewing all around.
03-05-05, 03:53 PM
Have you checked Tvividir's Tutorial? See the Front "Website Page"...or click here..
Tvividir -Sheathmaking My way (http://www.britishblades.com/home/articles.php?action=show&showarticle=42)
To show, how many room there is between blade and leather, here an other photo.
03-05-05, 04:44 PM
I would be tempted to do something similar to your original but with the fold over the filework on the spine & a welt along the false edge & up the blade. It will still retain the shape of the blade but add the protective welt needed for prelonged use.
Sweet knife BTW & I really like the bone buckle too.
I am still thinking... :-) I think I can make a simular sheath, with a welt. Before I start making it I will post the design on the forum.
Ty all for the feedback
I am working at a new sheath. Hope to finnish it soon. Ofcouse I will post some photos.
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