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Old 03-16-2008, 11:23 AM
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New guy, new maker

I just started making knives and sheaths, after learning bladesmithing from Ed Caffrey, and watching Chuck's DVD on sheaths.

Here is what I have come up with so far. Pretty basic, but it sure is fun!
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Old 03-16-2008, 12:12 PM
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Welcome to the Sheath forum. Your first two look pretty good. You got a good start by watching Chuck's video and you can feel free to ask any questions you might have here.There is a large pool of talent here.Keep it up and enjoy. Dave
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Old 03-16-2008, 12:45 PM
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Ok here's a question.. :-)

How do you keep the tip of the sheath from curving up when making a fold over pouch sheath?

Thanks for the welcome!
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Old 03-16-2008, 03:32 PM
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Good looking knife and sheath. It appears that you had the advantage of some good instructors and paid attention in class. I'm sure others will chime in but I'll throw my two cents worth in on your question. I usually stop my welt a little before the folded over part of the sheath. I don't think that it hurts to have a small gap for ventilation on a using sheath especially if you are going to use carbon steel in your blade. That might be more useful down here in the south where the rain doesn't freeze much. I also stop my stitches before I get to the end of the sheath, maybe as much as 3/8 of an inch. It keeps from pinching the leather and closing up the little gap I mentioned. The bend in the leather for the spine of the sheath should be made while the leather is damp. This helps keep the bend in a smaller area and keeps the leather from cracking. On a sheath using thick leather (9 to 10 oz) I like to skive a little off the inside where the bend will take place. This also helps make the bend easier on the dampened leather. The picture below will show you what I tried to say in the sentences above. I hope



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Old 03-16-2008, 06:22 PM
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Good looking knife also...But, i didn't see your name on it......carl


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Old 03-16-2008, 07:48 PM
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Carl that is the knife I finished under Ed's supervision, I don't have a stamp yet. Guess I should remedy that soon!
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Old 03-16-2008, 07:49 PM
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Thanks for the picture and advice Harry! I will have to try to work that out on the next one.
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Old 03-16-2008, 08:19 PM
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Tomh, Remedy it soon....Thats to pretty to not have your name on it....I have been making sheaths for 10 yrs. for my knives and none have been as attractive as this one...Keep up the good work...............carl


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Old 03-16-2008, 08:30 PM
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Thanks for the encouragement Carl, it means a lot to me!
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