I made this knife sheath today for my modified British MOD survival knife. The knife is 5mm thick high carbon steel which I brought down to a clip point. I also removed most of the finish but left it a little rough around the edges for a rustic look. This is my other post on this knife detailing the modifications I carried out; http://thesecretcamper.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/customised-british-mod-survival-knife.html
The sheath is made of multiple layers of 4mm thick full grain leather,
stitched with nylon thread and given a waterproof dressing. It is a design based on Leodis Leather's Rat Cutlery sheath. Check out his vids on Youtube, they are very good if you are taking up leathercraft.
Its my first leathercraft project and I am happy with the results. I found it very relaxing, so this will be the first of many. My next project will be to make a sheath for my Ontario Cutlass machete (12") as it didn't come with one.
Friday, 17 August 2012
This post is about a month overdue to other commitments, sorry its a little late. The weather report said 'light showers throughout the day', so rainproofs were packed and we headed off to the peaks. As usual, the reports were wrong and it proved to be one of the only sunny days of the year. This was the towards the end of the wettest drought in history. A beautiful walk, with an adrenaline pumping climb up Alport Castles...again.