zaterdag 24 december 2011

Making of a bushcraftsheath

Hey,

I've just finished a leather bushcraft sheath. I have made a few before but now I'm finally getting some satisfying results.

I bought some topnotch leather during a trip in Central-Spain and I intend to use it well!

Here's how I do it, however it's not ment to be a tutorial. Just some pics.

First I make a paper template & cut the leather.


 Wetforming the leather & drying it slowly in the oven for 1 hour at 50 c. This hardens the leather so it retains the shape of the knife.



Cutting the stitching groove.


Now here's a tool I have not used since high school! Makes it easy to cut pro-looking curves.


All the parts together. 

Fitting the weld. This prevents the blade from cutting the thread. 



Stitching the beltloop. 


Using an awl to make the stitchingholes. Now this makes me feel oldskool, I imagine being a 15th century leather guild apprentice in Florence. Way cooler than stitching a button on a shirt...


Not so supercool, stitching.


And here it is;