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Got a Gary Tucker hand made ,custom knife for Christmas,
Thought it deserved a hand made holster, even if it is amateur made.
Soooo, I made it one.

Actual work time about 5 hrs, and $12 worth of stuff from Hobby Lobby.

Lots of fun.







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Phideaux,

Great looking sheath, you must have the patience of a saint.The last time I tried to do any leather work it ended up in a tore up ball in the trash can in the corner.
 

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Cgor,

Your right about patience.:)

Ive been a woodworker for over 30 yrs, and it took me a long time to learn ,that you can not hurry the process,
Yep, fooling around with shaping, cutting ,and, especially, hand stitching anything in leather is time consuming.

Patience..on these things, but most things, I want it yesterday,:D


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Amature Sheath??? Not hardly!

Cgor,

Your right about patience.:)

Ive been a woodworker for over 30 yrs, and it took me a long time to learn ,that you can not hurry the process,
Yep, fooling around with shaping, cutting ,and, especially, hand stitching anything in leather is time consuming.

Patience..on these things, but most things, I want it yesterday,:D


Jim
Phideaux, that sheath is not amateur quality. I have done leather work off and on for years. None of my stuff looks that good. But then again, patience is not one of my strong suits.


If it looks similar to what it is supposed to look like, close enough...for me. I am into rustic. Your sheath looks better than factory machine made. Love the stitch and the inlet. Is that filigreed or hammered down and dyed the lighter color?

However ya dunnit...good job.:D

PS I always put a rivet at the points where the sharp edge meets the threads or lacing. If I don't use a rivet, I cut a gusset for the edge and make the stitched edge 3 layers thick. I don't skive it down for the stitch or lace. I just use a piece of the same leather I am making the sheath out of and leave it full thickness.
 

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Is that filigreed or hammered down and dyed the lighter color
PS I always put a rivet at the points where the sharp edge meets the threads or lacing. If I don't use a rivet, I cut a gusset for the edge and make the stitched edge 3 layers thick. I don't skive it down for the stitch or lace. I just use a piece of the same leather I am making the sheath out of and leave it full thickness.
I dont know what filgreed is and know nothing about hammering leather. Key word for me is AMATEUR.;)

The little diamond is just a piece of light colored leather, cut thin, then glued and press with spring clamps, between wood pieces.I thought about stitching it down before stitching edge, thought that would look good, but stitching is very hard for me.

The stitching is thru a glued edge ,with glue past stitches ,so blade doesnt touch thread. Remember amateur.
I thought about sandwiching a piece in where stitching also, but to hard,:)
I will go back and put a rivet at corner of entry, I like that idea.

I have made one gunholster and 1 knife holster in my life, and this is all done since I lost thumb and 2 fingers on my right hand in 2012.I was right handed, this was done left handed.
Keeps me outta trouble..:D

Thanks for your gracious comments.

Jim
 
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