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Medley of recent sheaths

Discussion in 'Sheaths & Such' started by ANovinc, May 15, 2019.

  1. ANovinc

    ANovinc Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 21, 2016
    I've been experimenting with some different materials, lately:

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    20190419_110800.jpg Ostrich skin--really hard to work with (in my opinion); stretchy like deer skin and a pain in the a$$ to burnish. Not a fan, probably won't use it again.

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    Water buffalo. Cuts like butter and is a dream to stitch. I have to say this one turned out looking a little plain--I think I'd prefer this leather as a Horsewright style belt. (shout out to Dave!)

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    Beaver tail. Finished off with Leather n Rich. Love how it turned out !

    Cheers!
     
  2. duramax

    duramax KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 29, 2012
    Very cool stuff ! Thanks for sharing. For just experimenting with materials those sheaths look great !!! Nice work
     
  3. Horsewright

    Horsewright KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 4, 2011
    Very nice Amy!! Very nice. Yep that water buff may be the ultimate belt leather. Really like that first little knife too. Damasteel? Glad that beaver tail worked out for ya.
     
  4. rtmind

    rtmind

    106
    Mar 8, 2013
    ANovinc, just an idea, but you might try gluing the ostrich to a 4 oz. veg tan, this would eliminate the stretch and hopefully make for a clean shape. rtmind/randy
     
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  5. harronek

    harronek

    Nov 29, 2013
    Super nice
    I actually like the “plainness “ of the second sheath.

    PS - how rough is the rough side of the Buffalo?
     
  6. ANovinc

    ANovinc Gold Member Gold Member

    403
    Sep 21, 2016
    Thanks ! It was a lot of fun using some new materials.
     
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  7. ANovinc

    ANovinc Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 21, 2016
    Thanks! I usually tend towards "simple is better" but I just wasn't feeling it with this one. Thanks for making me feel better about it :)

    As for the roughness of the rough....not rough at all. So smooth actually (at least on this hide), that my husband thought the rough was the grain side at first and wondered why it didn't look like what we had ordered.
     
  8. ANovinc

    ANovinc Gold Member Gold Member

    403
    Sep 21, 2016

    Thanks, Dave--and Good eye! Indeed, the knife is Damasteel.
     
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  9. ANovinc

    ANovinc Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 21, 2016
    Thanks, Randy. I hadn't considered that thinner leather might work better when overlaying the entire sheath. I'll keep that in mind if i use it in the future.
     
  10. Horsewright

    Horsewright KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 4, 2011
    Yeah Ken ya'd be disappointed in the water buffalo for roughout work. No nap at all.
     
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  11. Hengelo_77

    Hengelo_77 Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 2, 2006
    that beaver tail looks like dragon skin!
     
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  12. bike4fun919

    bike4fun919

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    May 5, 2014
    Is the beaver tail chrome tanned or veggie tanned? Beautiful work!
     
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  13. ANovinc

    ANovinc Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 21, 2016
    Thank you! As for how it's tanned.....I honestly have no idea! I used it as a laminate, so it's not a question that I asked.
     
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  14. pugs75

    pugs75 Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    Very nice Amy, love what ya did on all of them. Usually the tail is veg tanned, if that helps.
     
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  15. ANovinc

    ANovinc Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 21, 2016
    Thank you! and i'll try to put how it's tanned into my memory bank.
     
  16. garyc01

    garyc01 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    26
    Aug 9, 2016
    Very nice. Enjoy seeing others work.
     
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  17. ANovinc

    ANovinc Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 21, 2016
    Thank you! I enjoy seeing other's work, as well.
     
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