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Jon Buescher

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Making a knife for a friend of mine, had some trouble with the handle block and wound having to hog it off on the grinder and make a new guard and handle....I messed up while taking the wood off. So I made a new guard and a handle blah blah blah. So my friend that makes sheathes is in the midst of selling/moving/renovating his house so no sheaths from him for a bit.... why does this crap look easy in videos I’ve ruined plenty of leather for one day
 

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Owl

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Your knife looks great.
Sheaths are a whole different skill set.
I finally took a class which helped out a lot, but it still takes practice.
Did you start your sheath with a pattern? I use file folders to draw out and cut a pattern before cutting the leather.
DeMo or some of the other leather experts will be along shortly.
Read their posts for good info.
 

Jon Buescher

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Your knife looks great.
Sheaths are a whole different skill set.
I finally took a class which helped out a lot, but it still takes practice.
Did you start your sheath with a pattern? I use file folders to draw out and cut a pattern before cutting the leather.
DeMo or some of the other leather experts will be along shortly.
Read their posts for good info.
I used a file folder for a pattern. I have to run to the store later and plan on grabbing a pack of card stock or something like that to use for them
 

JeremyBartlett

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I took this pic last night as I was heat treating a 416/1095 san mai bowie/fighter...can't wait to finish this one...

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Jon Buescher

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Tried my hand at making a sheath, first time here, if it had not been for @EdCaffreyMS coaching it’d still be a drawing on a sheet of paper
 

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Gliden07

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Working in a sheath for a customers knife! This is so much easier than making a knife and the sheath! LOL!!
 

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chrisstaniar

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That piece has A LOT of eye appeal! You nailed the "flow" on that one really well.

Thanks! I liked the Vesticola (expensive stuff) its some pretty hard stuff. The color was a dull red and really didn't come out until the tru-oil had a chance to soak in. It was the first time I'd worked with it. So I was a little concerned at first.

Hidden pins were another first (AB bolster) for me. There might have been some swearing going on during that process....
 

KentuckyFisherman

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Having some fun in the shop.
first one is for my first paying customer lol 8670 hunter With green maple scales and bronze pins
Second is for a good friend. 80crv2 small skinner with dymondwood scales.
third is a 62year anniversary present for mother inlaw. 15n20 chief with blue maple scales
These are gorgeous, Bobby. Could you share where you found the Dymondwood? I was under the impression it was no longer available because of a factory fire, or something like that.
 

Taz575

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240mm gyutos with new handles. Yahiko Damascus with white denim G carta handle and white g10 spacer and a Tojiro Shirogami Kasumi gyuto with M3 composite ferrule, white/black/white spacer and blue buckeye burl handle in an octagon. First octagon handle in several years and I used my Ameribrade Fastback to do it instead of my 12" disc sanders.
 

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