View Full Version : Sheathmaking forum

08-24-2001, 09:18 PM
Just wanted to know if anyone was interested in a sheathmaking forum.Dave

08-25-2001, 10:51 AM

Get enough support and we'll create it.


Bob Warner
08-25-2001, 07:52 PM
I would like to see something on leatherwork of any kind. Especially how to tool it, treat it and even tan it. Anything would be great in my opinion.

Please count my vote. YES No hanging chads here, I want it.

08-26-2001, 12:20 AM
I think it would be great

08-26-2001, 03:14 PM
I am in!! And I would be glad to write there too.

08-26-2001, 04:35 PM
Being new at knife making, I would love info on sheath making.

Mike Conner
08-26-2001, 06:02 PM
I vote YES I need all the help I can get when it comes to leather. Let's do it Alex!

08-27-2001, 12:18 PM
Sounds like a great idea!!

Steve (

08-27-2001, 01:35 PM
Alex, I like the idea, but don't limit it to just leatherwork. If Jens is willing, he does skin (frog, lizard etc) over kydex and see if Steve Filliceti (sp?) is willing his leatherwork is awesome!

08-27-2001, 02:48 PM
Looks like some interest is heating up ...


08-28-2001, 12:48 AM
I would be happy to share my work and write about the stuff I do and how I do it. Put me up for moderator along with a few others and we are set to go!

Bob Warner
08-28-2001, 04:50 AM
OK Alex,

How much more support do we need? I will go recruit for the support because some of the people may not be reading this forum and that is why they have not thrown their name in the hat.

We have several people wanting it.
We have a volunteered moderator.

How much more do we need?

Roger Gregory
08-29-2001, 03:33 PM
I've got a handful of knives without sheaths, two sheets of concealex that I've had for a year and a shoulder of veg-tanned leather on its way to me this week. So I'll be the first in the forum with all the questions :)


08-31-2001, 02:55 PM
I work fulltime building leather trunks & cases. Mostly 18th & 19th century stuff. I also make lots of other leather items. My items are all done by hand with period correct tools & materials. And would be willing to offer any help i can to this project.

Bob Warner
08-31-2001, 06:42 PM
What do we have to do to get you to say OK?

We have interest and moderators, lets do it.

09-01-2001, 06:02 PM
I will promote it!
I believe there would be interest. Lot of people probably would like tips on sheath work, or modification :)
Carrying the knife is a pretty important aspect!


09-02-2001, 12:34 PM
We need 2 moderators ... with skills!

Jens, are you #1?

Others? ...


09-02-2001, 02:09 PM
I sure am....Don Cowles could be second...he knows sheaths!

Don Cowles
09-02-2001, 07:05 PM
...and I volunteer. Sorry I took so long- I have not seen a computer for 10 days. Back in the saddle.

09-02-2001, 07:41 PM
Sounds like we have ourselves a Sheathmaking forum.
Back to you Cap'n Alex

09-03-2001, 09:24 AM
This is great! I had hoped that there would be some interest.I am looking forward to learning some new things,and maybe I can show a few of my tips.Thanks,Dave

Don Cowles
09-04-2001, 08:42 AM
How about "The Leather Shop"?

09-04-2001, 02:06 PM
Just a thought, but could we have it cover all the bases and not just leather sheaths? I'm interested in the leather sheaths for sure, but I'd also like info on Kydex, Concealex (sp?), silver sheaths, leather with silver tips and throats, etc.

09-04-2001, 02:37 PM
Good idea! reason why is should be only leather...I do leather, kydex and now wood for sheaths....I am sure there are people who could answer for the rest!

09-04-2001, 02:57 PM
Wood! Yeah, I forgot about wood. I'd be real interested in that too.

Don Cowles
09-04-2001, 03:05 PM
OK, so, how about "The Sheath Shop"?

09-04-2001, 04:45 PM
Scabbards 'R Us :LOL

09-04-2001, 05:22 PM
The Sheath Shop

The place to find hints, tips, and ideas concerning the vast array of Sheath Making in general!


Forum of Ideas, insights, and tips on Leathercraft, Kydex, and other Sheath work.


The question and answer forum dedicated to Leathercraft and other Sheath making.


hmmmm..... I just used my last intact brain cell :(

09-05-2001, 01:38 AM

Guess Alex was able to find a way through all this!

Thanks da MAN

09-05-2001, 04:12 PM
I guess the sheath making forum is better than " where to stick it" :evil:

09-06-2001, 01:16 AM
LOL....good one Jerry!...but ofcourse it could be between the ribs...and this IS a family forum....ofcourse it could also mean a few other things I wont even get into.....

09-06-2001, 09:06 AM
Sounds like a really good forum to have. Alex did you note cgilock's offer?


09-06-2001, 02:25 PM
I saw it. He's a full-time leather trunk and case maker, and leather worker. Talk about a valuable asset. I'll look forward to seeing his contibutions.

09-06-2001, 07:05 PM
Dead Cow Talk

09-07-2001, 01:28 AM
HAHA...good one I look forward too....When he talks...I listen!