Making Leather Knife Sheaths, Volume 1
by David Holter and Peter Fronteddu
Part Number: BOOK-MLKS-V1
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Protect that beautiful hand-forged knife you've just completed or keep your favorite piece of cutlery close for daily use with a leather sheath. From basic leather working techniques to a completed sheath, this how-to book will walk you through he steps to produce your own fixed blade knife sheath. Choose from four different designs, each presented in detail, including a sheath with folded belt loop, scabbards with leather lining and riveted belt loop, sheath loop, sheath with safety snap and attached belt loop, and scabbard with belt clip. Complete with illustrated tip on sketching the sheath design and treating the leather, as well as four complete sheath patterns and a supply list, this guide will provide you with he know-how and tools to make sheath of your own design. Spiral bound, 139 pages, color photos & illustrations, 6 x 9" format.

The Table of Contents includes the following:
  • Basics
    • The Right Leather Sheath for My Knife
    • Choice of Materials
    • Choosing Leather for Leather Sheaths?
    • What to Look for When Buying Leather?
    • Which Thread is Best for Sewing?
    • Which Type of Adhesive for Gluing?
    • Which Leather Dyes for Coloring?
    • Which Method of Sealing the Cut Ends?
    • The Tools
    • Preparing the Workspace
    • Cutting Tools
    • Shaping Tools
    • Other Tools
  • Project 1: Quiver-Like Sheath with Integrated Belt Loop
    • Planning and Designing the Leather Sheath
    • Creating a Template
    • Preparing the Parts for Construction
    • Creating the Belt Loop
    • Adjusting and Gluing the Welt
    • Sewing Up the Leather Sheath
    • Cleaning the Cut Edges
    • Dyeing and Shaping the Leather Sheath
    • Sealing the Cut Edges
    • Impregnating the Leather
  • Project 2: Quiver-Like Sheath with Leather Lining and Riveted Belt Loop with Snap Fastener
    • Planning and Designing the Leather Sheath
    • Creating a Template
    • Constructing the Belt Loop and Attaching it to the Sheath Blade
    • Gluing the Leather Lining
    • Preparing and Fitting the Welt
    • Sewing Up the Leather Sheath
    • Cleaning the Cut Edges
    • Dyeing and Shaping the Leather Sheath
    • Sealing the Cut Edges
    • Impregnating the Leather
  • Project 3: Quiver-Like Sheath with Protective Strap and Sewed-on Belt Loop
    • Planning and Designing the Leather Sheath
    • Creating a Template
    • Preparing and Embossing the Sheath Blade
    • Dying and Varnishing the Leather
    • Constructing and Attaching the Belt Loop and Protective Strap
    • Fitting the Welt and Sewing Up the Leather Sheath
    • Dying and Varnishing the Cut Edges
  • Project 4: Quiver-Like Sheath with Flap and Sewed-on Belt Clip
    • Planning and Designing the Leather Sheath
    • Creating a Template
    • Constructing the Parts and Attaching the Belt Clip
    • Positioning the Flap
    • Fitting the Welt and Sewing Up the Leather Sheath
    • Sealing and Impregnating the Leather
  • Tips for Cleaning and Leather Care
  • Appendix
  • Templates

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