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Offline 1066vik

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first attempt at a back-sewn sheath
« on: February 26, 2018, 09:14:25 PM »


I think the seam came out more straight than I deserved, since I stupidly used 9-10 oz leather instead of something a bit more sensible, like 5-7 oz.  ;)

Of course, a new sheath deserves a new knife, so here's the build details:

I started with a Condor Woodlaw blank and a piece of spalted oak cut out of a chunk of firewood.


fine tuned the blade shape a little -- knocked the corner off the spine, rounded the butt end, and added a finger notch, because speed bumps are a good thing


scales were glued up from the oak (after splitting it and sanding the cut smooth), natural micarta, and a scrap of purple "firefly" material. pins are stainless 20p ringshank spikes.


note mistake above -- the firefly material was glued on upside down.  I ended up grinding all the glow out of the matrix.  :(

glue-up


done shaping


wet molded sheath drying overnight (it also spent the next day in a sunny window) -- yes, there is a homemade plastic blade guard inside to protect the leather from the knife edge



all done and ready for use

(sno-seal for the leather finish)

thanks for looking.

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Re: first attempt at a back-sewn sheath
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2018, 10:24:06 PM »
Nice job! :thumbsup:    That looks like a good design that will serve you, one of your kids, & one of their kids very well! :chopwood:
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Re: first attempt at a back-sewn sheath
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2018, 10:01:45 AM »
Nice job.  That sheath came out very well I think.   

I had not heard of that "firefly" material. 
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Re: first attempt at a back-sewn sheath
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2018, 07:23:56 PM »
It's a custom glow material Dan Eastland came up with for his knives (dogwood dan customs)
colored glow material cast in a see-through colored polycrylic type material.
if you would like a piece to play with, pm me your shipping info.
it makes good keychains and/or tent markers.

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Re: first attempt at a back-sewn sheath
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2018, 06:27:10 AM »
That came out nice.
I haven?t attempted making a knife from a blade like that yet, but I?m considering when I complete a remodel project I?m working on.

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Re: first attempt at a back-sewn sheath
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2018, 10:31:10 AM »
Sweet, that came out very nice. What do you think of the steel while working with it?
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Re: first attempt at a back-sewn sheath
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2018, 04:28:13 PM »
Nicely done.

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Re: first attempt at a back-sewn sheath
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2018, 07:19:06 PM »
Nice work, Vik. I like the sheath and the knife. I've always liked that Woodlaw and I really like your mod to it.
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Re: first attempt at a back-sewn sheath
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2018, 07:43:48 PM »
Thanks!
next try - modding a kephart blank!
with luck I'll have it done by mid-April when I'm back in your neck of the woods.

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Re: first attempt at a back-sewn sheath
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2018, 06:01:59 PM »
Nice job
Nice matters