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A home made bushcraft sheath for the 3.5

Discussion in 'Survive! Knives' started by Riz!, Oct 18, 2014.

  1. Riz!

    Riz!

    May 5, 2014
    Gents!

    I had to share! I just finished making my first ever leather sheath. It turned out really nice, for my first sheath. Took me about 4 hours of actual work time and 3 for the adhesives to dry. I doused it in Obenauffs (inside and out) and then waxed it with snow seal and gentle heat. Its pretty tight, but I am working it in and it feels like its going to retain the knife well. Also, if anyone wants a leather sheath for their 3.5' the Bark River Bushcraft "B" fits the 3.5 perfectly. I have one and its measurments ar the same as my homemade sheath.


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  2. Silver Needle

    Silver Needle

    Jul 14, 2014
    Wow, nice work. Glad your first attempt went so well! I'm always impressed with the DIY'ers out there.
     
  3. 45cal4life

    45cal4life

    59
    Sep 4, 2014
    :thumbup: Looks good!!!
     
  4. Tinbanger

    Tinbanger

    892
    Jan 27, 2013
    That sheath turned out great. Well done.
     
  5. Texas_toothpick

    Texas_toothpick

    Apr 16, 2015
    Hmmm maybe I could get someone to make a sheath for my 3.5. :D
     
  6. McVeyMac

    McVeyMac Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 19, 2013
  7. Texas_toothpick

    Texas_toothpick

    Apr 16, 2015
    Thanks MvM. I made it part way through that before I lost sight of it. It was very informative what I have read so far.
     
  8. 45cal4life

    45cal4life

    59
    Sep 4, 2014
    :thumbup::thumbup:
     
  9. redwood22

    redwood22

    Jan 23, 2014
    That's fantastic! I've had a nice piece of leather for this very purpose sitting around for like 2 yrs...what tools did you use? looks way better than most "professional" sheaths!!
     
  10. Texas_toothpick

    Texas_toothpick

    Apr 16, 2015
    Red check the above thread it'll give you more info then you can take in in one sitting.
     
  11. redwood22

    redwood22

    Jan 23, 2014
    thanks TT somehow i missed it! I need to just suck it up and buy the tools, cheaper than buying a sheath each time...
     
  12. Texas_toothpick

    Texas_toothpick

    Apr 16, 2015
    Amen. Plus its a bit more gratification in knowing you made it with your hands.
     
  13. B34NS

    B34NS

    Dec 30, 2013
    Good looking sheath Riz!! :thumbup::thumbup:
     
  14. Riz!

    Riz!

    May 5, 2014
    Thanks guys.

    I ordered a basic leather working kit. It had some awls and needles and waxed thread. I used glue for leather and some clamps. For a first attempt it turned out pretty well. Its a little tighter than I wanted though.

    I used that thread above to get an idea what I needed to do before I made this
     
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2015

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