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Basic Tools Needed for Making leather knife sheath

Discussion in 'Sheaths & Such' started by Branson1369, Jan 31, 2020.

  1. Branson1369

    Branson1369

    39
    Feb 17, 2019
    Looking for a basic tool list needed for making/ hand stitching leather knife sheaths.

    As a relatively new hobbits knife maker (forge method little of a year on my journey) I am looking for a minalmist approach for a list of tools/sources for making sheaths for my forged knives. I do not want to gift my knives to friends and family without a sheath

    Any help is appreciated to get me in the right direction
     
  2. HolyRoller

    HolyRoller

    435
    Jul 18, 2007
    BARE minimum?

    Heavy needles for saddle-stitching.
    Razor knife for cutting.
    Fork for marking out your stitches.
    Awl for punching your stitching holes.
    Drinking glass for boning your edges.

    Everything else is the materials. Leather, line (waxed cotton or synthetic sinew are what I've always used), dyes, oils, waxes.

    Then you just keep collecting more tools as you go. Things get faster and easier.

    My $0.02.
     
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  3. Old Biker

    Old Biker

    559
    Sep 25, 2016
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  4. Branson1369

    Branson1369

    39
    Feb 17, 2019
    Thanks guys exactly what I was looking for
     
  5. Hengelo_77

    Hengelo_77 Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 2, 2006
    Aliexpress sells good enough toolt to get started without spending a lot
     
  6. ChangeOfPace

    ChangeOfPace

    65
    Jun 14, 2013
    Thanks! I'm glad somebody asked this. I just decided to take a turn at this for a couple knives I'd like to carry around more.
     

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