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Offline medicinewheel

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rawhide sheath..
« on: March 14, 2019, 07:36:00 am »

This is a knife I once forged. Decided it needed a nicer sheath.
Just finished this today...

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Offline Hawkdancer

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« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2019, 07:43:16 am »
Nice job!  Some times a new sheath is just what is needed (lol)!
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Offline DC

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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2019, 01:08:32 pm »
Looks good! I've always wondered how you keep the knife from cutting the stitching?
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Offline medicinewheel

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« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2019, 01:13:59 pm »
@DC: it is an extra layer of leather. It's named Keder in German, no idea what the English word is. Maybe welt but not sure. I'll take a picture for you later.
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Offline Pat B

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« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2019, 05:38:08 pm »
Nice knife and sheath, Frank.  :OK   8)
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Offline osage outlaw

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« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2019, 06:06:45 pm »
 Very nice work.  I like the primitive look of that sheath
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Offline chamookman

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« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2019, 10:29:52 pm »
WOW  :OK ! Bob
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Offline KHalverson

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« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2019, 09:31:00 am »
awesome knife .
awesome sheath.
rawhide is just too cool.

Offline archeryrob

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« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2019, 02:51:27 am »
What kind of rawhide did you use? The deer hides I have just seem way to thin for me and I doubt they could server as a welt. Being so thin the knife bade is likely to slide right in to the stitching.

I have made two sheaths so far and used 8oz leather for them. I wanted to use the deer hides I have, but have thought about saving a ground hog hide to try.
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Offline BrianS

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« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2019, 03:09:38 am »
Nice!

Offline medicinewheel

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« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2019, 06:30:50 am »
Thank you all for the nice comments!

@archerybob: The rawhide I used is European redstag, and it is quite thick. The rawhide is always lined with buckskin (or any other thin lather). Thick leather is used for the welt.  I used waterproof woodglue for lining and welt.

Well, I'm planing to do anotherone sometime soon, maybe I'll do a little build-along.
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Offline BrianS

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« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2019, 05:10:13 pm »
Medicine Wheel,
I have failed in my attempts to make a rawhide knife sheath. I would welcome a build along if you make another. What you made is what I had envisioned when I attempted mine but mine came out poorly. I was using deer rawhide.
Thank you,
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Offline Pat B

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« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2019, 05:00:55 am »
I also look forward to seeing your build along, Frank.
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Offline JW_Halverson

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« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2019, 05:31:10 am »
Yes, welt is the correct word and you are using it perfectly. 

That is a beautiful knife, sir.  The design is very useful and practical, the scales have the same rugged and simple design as the blade! Everything looks balanced to the eye, and I am willing to bet it is balanced to the hand just the same.  Good work making a sheath worthy of such a blade.  I wouldn't be afraid to depend on that knife in a tough situation!
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« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2019, 01:37:56 am »
Very nice work on both. I have thought about using rawhide but wondered how it would hold up if it gets wet ?
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