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AirPirate
04-02-2009, 09:22 PM
I decided I wanted to try some leatherwork so I went out and bought a bag of scraps, a sewing/awl tool, and a hole punch. Then with a minimum of knowledge and a little research on Leatherworker.net I turned out these sheaths for my two Moras. Enjoy!

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f299/grrlygirl8/Robs%20Gea/Mora_Sheaths.jpg

The first try was for my Mora Craftsman. I had always wanted to use this one more, but couldn't make myself use that pug-ugly sheath that came with it.
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f299/grrlygirl8/Robs%20Gea/MoraCraftsman_Sheath1.jpg
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f299/grrlygirl8/Robs%20Gea/MoraCraftsman_Sheath2.jpg

Then for my Clipper I attempted a diagonaly hanging "cross draw" sheath. Also my first attempt at wet molding.
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f299/grrlygirl8/Robs%20Gea/MoraClipper_Sheath1.jpg
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f299/grrlygirl8/Robs%20Gea/MoraClipper_Sheath2.jpg

Mistakes were made, but that also means lessons were learned. There is still some touching up to do to these as well, but as function goes, I'd say they're ready for the field.

Keyser Söze
04-02-2009, 09:37 PM
if your knives don't fall out of them :D they are good for many years ,and for a first try/make sheaths...they are great

Trekon86
04-02-2009, 10:07 PM
Ditto, that's some great work there.
:)
PMZ

Ripmyfly
04-02-2009, 10:18 PM
Great work & first time.... Im jealous!

Mountain Ron
04-03-2009, 01:24 AM
Those look pretty good to me. You did a great job of keeping your lines even and the sewing is very nice. If they function as you visualized them, be happy.

Rubarb
04-03-2009, 03:04 AM
Nowt wrong with them AP, like the cross draw sheath, might have to "borrow" that design at some point

IllicitDreams
04-03-2009, 07:24 AM
Very nice work. I do like that crossdraw design.

CharlieTN
04-03-2009, 08:53 AM
Looks very good for your first try.

Be careful what type of leather you use. Chrome tanned can rust some knives. Veg tanned is your best bet (it's also sold as tooling leather). Also, after you've sewed it together, run the edges around a belt sander with a fine belt and it will finish them off nicely.

Other than that I love that type of basic pouch sheath. I haven't tried a crossdraw for a knife of that size but it does have some interesting options.

Keep with it.

Charlie