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Discussion in 'Sheaths & Such' started by Horsewright, Sep 8, 2018.

  1. Horsewright

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

    Oct 4, 2011

    Yeah same stuff I use. Weaver has the chrome tan too. Just hit er hard I guess, not really doing anything different. I don't dampen the water buffalo first like I would reg veggie tan.
     
  2. bflying

    bflying Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 4, 2014
    Maybe try it in a press or clamp.
     
  3. Fallbrook Forge

    Fallbrook Forge Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2006
    Is kydex accepted here?
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  4. Horsewright

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

    Oct 4, 2011
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  5. duramax

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

    Nov 29, 2012
    Probably wrong place to ask, but what the heck :) Has there been a thread for machine sewing do’s, dont’s, tips, tricks, etc ??? I tried searching but found nothing just for that. Should or could one be started if there’s not one ? Reason I ask is I now have a Cobra 4 :) :) :) and boy I have questions lol :)
     
  6. sheathmaker

    sheathmaker Custom Leather Sheaths Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    May 18, 2005
    Go "Tips and tricks for Cobra sewing machines" group on FaceBook for answers and help on all Cobra equipment. Join the group and learn!

    Use search on YouTube for "Cobra class 4 sewing machine instructional video by Al Bane"
     
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  7. duramax

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

    Nov 29, 2012
    Great !!!!! Thank you very much :)
     
  8. Horsewright

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

    Oct 4, 2011
    Heck I didn't know about that either. if I can help ya can call anytime too.
     
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  9. Horsewright

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

    Oct 4, 2011
    On the softer chrome tan water buffalo we've gone to burning Horsewright on with a wood burning tool:

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    We're exploring having a custom electric brand made to do this consistently:

    https://buckeyeengraving.com/custom-branding-irons/

    Recent project just shipped:

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  10. Robber58

    Robber58

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    Oct 9, 2008
    The branding iron sounds like a good idea. Could also work in those cases where you forget to put on the mark before assembly ( I have some experience here). I have tried the burning tools and they work pretty well if you have a good template.
    Randy
     
  11. duramax

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

    Nov 29, 2012
    Just finished these up, shipped out and delivered, except the black leather :)

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    Notice the custom round knife with python micarta !!!!! Thank you Dave !!!!!! :)
     
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  12. Horsewright

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

    Oct 4, 2011
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  13. duramax

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

    Nov 29, 2012
    That knife is sharp my friend !!!!!! First outing from the sheath it got me lol :) Just a pin hole ;)
    Love that knife !!!
    Those are hand sewn, but the attachment was done on Cobra.
    I’ll be posting some pics this week with sheaths from the Cobra 4 :)
     
  14. Horsewright

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

    Oct 4, 2011
    Yeah, when I make a roundknife I always use it to cut its own sheath out to test drive it first before shipping. Thanks for the order glad its working, looking forward to the pics.
     
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  15. Makael

    Makael Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 17, 2015
    Some randoms lately.
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  16. ANovinc

    ANovinc Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 21, 2016
    Nice clean work as always, Makael. I always enjoy seeing your wares.
     
  17. Horsewright

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

    Oct 4, 2011
    i agree with Amy! Very clean and also distinctive.

    Basket stamp belt with brand heading off to Australia:

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    Prototype castrator in a grey water buffalo boot sheath. Been through two brandings now we like it:

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    Waiting for the next bull calf thats gonna become a steer calf:

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    Emma was helping with that too:

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  18. Fallbrook Forge

    Fallbrook Forge Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2006
    I REALLY need to get a round knife.

    the bit of thin leather for the clip was a PITA with a box cutter.

    overall I’m pleased with how this one went from start to finish. I could’ve made it a bit more narrow, but it holds the knife well and I think it looks ok.
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  19. Horsewright

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

    Oct 4, 2011

    Good deal. on mine I only welt the bottom half of that boot sheath. Kinda gives it a spring like retention deal. Instead of staying open like it will with a full welt it closes. Ya have to squeeze the sides to open it up. Great retention. Give that a try on your next one.
     
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  20. Fallbrook Forge

    Fallbrook Forge Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2006
    @Horsewright so you’re saying you stop the welt about where the blade sits in the sheath? Top half that holds the handle has no welt?
     

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