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Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by NJBillK, Jul 29, 2017.
First sheath that I made in a 3 years.
Turns out meh...
Loop should have been much higher. And the stitching could be less dense.
I let it dry out and I guess I will use some, but it could have been much better.
You can gather information on internet, but this is truly learning by doing experience.
Looking good to me I like where you have the loop. I also like how you molded to the handle. I don’t think you forgot as much as you think you did
Outstanding work by Mr. @cpirtle!
seeing that phat welt for that scary as hell blade makes me happy
That looks amazing! Chad does great work!
Wow, that got there fast for USPS! Thanks for posting and glad you are happy
This was a major consideration in the design, thanks for noticing. The welt is actually a full 1 1/8" before edge trueing, the inner stitch is approximately 3/4" from the edge, so there will be closed to 3/8" of leather between the cutting edge and inner row of thread. Once off the flats the welt widens to as much as 1.75", so even more out at the pointy end
I ordered some leather and a few other leatherworking goods.
I only made foldover sheaths, no next one will be made from two pieces. How do you call that style? Pancake?
in progress. I hope to finish up this proof of concept today or tomorrow
So far, so good. If I nail it, I'm going to make a small run of five or six- only available to those who've purchased sheaths from me in the past, for now
I overdone the retention a bit.
I tried the Loveless cam, and it does really work, but I wonder how the long term durability will be.
3,5 mm veg tanned leather, Fiebing's light brown, conditioned with coconut oil with beeswax and a final coat of Resolene
I am quite happy with the results, but I messed up stitching a bit in one place.
Such is life of a pancake.
Awesome work man, no need to make excuses for anything. Load that cam up with a few coats of resolene and you'll be surprised how well it holds up. Another good wear inhibitor is Edge Kote, but it will add a little bulk so wait until it breaks in or shave a bit off first. You can use a 1/8" flat chisel to get in the sheath and do welt trimming after it's finished.
@cpirtle thank you for the advice. I have to say, leather working really has something to it.
From strictly utilitarian perspective, kydex is all you need, but leather has almost unlimited capabilities when comes to shapes, retention methods and carry methods.
From a purely utilitarian perspective a Buck or Esee is all the knife you'd ever need too
Here's the Ad I ran in Blade Show Magazine in 2018..
@cpirtle every damm time I see a sheath from you, I want one for FK2 maybe one day
Well, many of you may be familiar with Matt Gregory. Some say he and Nathan are evil twins from different mothers.
You may not know Matt’s much more pleasant half and guiding light, Jill. She is very talented, has been very gracious and welcoming when I’ve had the pleasure of visiting, and quickly becomes adept at anything she puts her mind to. Jill decided to begin making sheaths, a while ago, since Matt throws a hissy fit every time the word is mentioned.
Pictured (Matt does take very nice pictures, you should check out his photography, and knives), is my new Behemother with Jill’s latest sheath. I couldn’t be happier with it! Beautiful and creative design and incredible workmanship. This one took quite a bit of time to hand stitch. The exterior is Horween Horsebutt leather with a “Hammered Croc” imprint panel. The liner of the sheath is a veg-tanned leather. Without further adieu....
You had me at horsebutt.........