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  1. Baba Brad

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    Some of my work.

    First sheath I ever made, on the left. The one on the right was the one that came with the knife.

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    My EDC for my RIA 1911

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    Holster for my left handed friend.

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    Old EDC for a S&W Sigma .40

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    2 Beretta .25 Jetfire holsters. Cross draw and back pocket.

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    I've also made a carry case for a Nook Color for my daughter, a belt pouch for her and a sheath for a knife for my dad. Currently working on a boot sheath for a knife my brother made me and a sheath for my TBT.
     
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  2. chrisofwv

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    WIP Bison Wallet
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    WIP Bison Wallet by DavisLeather, on Flickr
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    WIP Bison Wallet by DavisLeather, on Flickr

    Wanted something a little tougher for when I'm working/outdoors (my other "wallet" I made that I generally carry is made from Chromexcel and tends to scratch easily), so I grabbed some Bison and decided to start from scratch. Several hours later, I made it to this stage in the process (completely stitched, need to work on the edges) and decided it was done enough to try carrying around...

    Opinion thus far: I like it! ;)

    I'll try to remember to post a picture once I finish the edges and after I've worn it in a bit more...

    -Chris of WV
     
  3. J

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    Ive been wanting to do a wallet for some time now. Whats the weight on that Bison?
     
  4. J

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    BTW, nice work everyone.
     
  5. chrisofwv

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    It's ~5 oz. (5/64" thick). I'd like some a little thinner, but it's hard to get some skived that thin, since it's used mostly for handbags and junk, lol... Would make a nice bag though, and I'm thinking about doing some kind of drawstring duffle in the very near future... :)
     
  6. Baba Brad

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    Newest sheath for my TBT2. Took about 3 weeks due to my work schedule. Both scout and dangler carry.

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    Next one will have a fire steel loop and sharpening stone pocket.
     
  7. geoforge

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    Love the logs n fire on the flask
     
  8. geoforge

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    some very nice work everyone
    as I have said before the talent in on this forum is mind boggling
     
  9. mungo

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    I bought a new knife for use around the camp. Wasn't impressed with the flimsy cotton sheath it came with, so I made a new one. I had a piece of leather just about the right size left over from another project. I would have prefered it if the actual knife section was a bit deeper, but I had to work with what I had. I had no leather lacing, so I used some paracord instead. Not sure about the blue safety clip, might have to change that. Here's the finished result anyway.
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  10. sherlockian100

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    Interesting, lacing with paracord.
     
  11. chrisofwv

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  12. Roamer

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    Some beautiful work in here. Very inspiring!

    Here's a front-pocket slip sheath I made for my SAK Harvester, a LED flashlight and firesteel. It's made from the bits left over from a mocassin kit:
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    This is a slim little back-pocket sheath I made to carry a SAK Bantam, business cards and a pencil or firesteel. I carry this to work every day. It's made from a purse I got on the 'free' pile at a yard sale:
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    Here's a little belt sheath I made for the same SAK Harvester, made from an old weightlifting belt:
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  13. searcher

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    pretty much anything you can can think of you can make
    most of my stuff has a native american flavor
     

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    45-70 rig Quigley style, with matching knife sheath and fire kit pouch.

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    Fire kit pouch.
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    And a possibles bag. Usually pack a lee loader and other tid bits in there.
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  16. chrisofwv

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    Here is some I did for a knife swap.
     

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  18. nessmuk51

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    Hi friends, these are all my works at the moment:

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  19. driftwood_ar

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    Lots of great work in his thread. Very inspiring. Mine is pretty basic but I am having a good time and learning a bit from every new project.

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    Small Deer skin belt pouch:
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    Pouch contents for size reference:
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    Here is a pocket sheath made from some scraps left over from other projects for a small fixed blade:
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    And a small cross-draw belt sheath for the same small knife:

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  20. stillscout

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    Very nice work Searcher! Do you have anymore photos of the moc's? :dblthumb:
     
  21. dducey

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    Try this site: http://leatherworker.net/content/
     
  22. TwinBlade

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    I would love to know how you got that braid in there without separate ends.

    Phenomenal work as a whole BTW...
     
  23. Spazz506

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    Me too! That's nice!
     
  24. nessmuk51

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    it's easy :3:


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  25. TwinBlade

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    That is just too damn cool. Who thinks of this stuff? Thanks friend. :dblthumb:
     
  26. sherlockian100

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  28. sherlockian100

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    Here is my latest sheath. I made this for someone. He provided the artwork that he wanted on it. The stainless ring on the dangler is a removable ring, so the dangler can be removed, and so can the ring itself. Unfortunately, he could not provide the knife (Its one he made, and he's out of country) that it was made for, so I had to use one that was close, plus his dimensions. I dyed, but did not finish it. He is going to wet form it to his knife, then apply the finish. I hope it wet forms ok, with just the dye on it and wetting it does not damage it. A couple leatherworkers I spoke with say it should be fine.
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  29. RandallFlagg

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    i made the wallet looking at a picture of the wallet at saddleback, also using the specs. its a little small for me though i like a larger wallet that is more traditional. which im currently working on.

    The leatherman holder is just something i threw together fast using scraps.

    the axe mask was made using the original one as a stencil which went to a buddys axe. he needed a new one because the old one was a little cheaper and extremely torn up. first thing i ever made out of leather.

    and the essentials bag i made after seing the small bag on saddleback, i will use them sometimes to see if i could do it. i let it soak in the coffee too long and it misshapened the closing lid a little. also i used a thread of the inside of 550 cord which was a huge mistake. took forever to hand sew. it knotted up constantly. but for a first bag i think it turned out okay.
     
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  30. skummdogg

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    Two sheaths and a belt holster for an axe

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    All made with veg tanned, dark brown dye, and artificial sinew.
     
  31. Ulfgrim

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    Very crude, but functional. And I apologize for the terrible picture. No decent camera.

    Axe mask, hawk cover, Scandinavian style sheath, journal cover, and a belt pouch.
     

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    You did a great job on that one. I hope that the fit works out fine for you.
     
  33. MiddleWolf

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    One to the right, then one to the left, always done in twos. It's called the mystery braid. Looks like heck when you're trying to do it, but it always winds up looking like it should.
     
  34. ClovisMan

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    I made this BK2 sheath for a fellow Texas bushcrafter.
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  35. sherlockian100

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    So since being inspired to start making sheaths, pouches etc. from some of the guys on here, I really decided I like this leatherwork. So, a few weeks ago, I started taking classes on tooling and carving. It is a lot of fun for me. I just completed my first "Sheridan" carvings. I hope to incorporate these into sheaths, pouches, etc. eventually. My first two after learning the techniques. I still have a lot to learn, but I've also come along way.
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  36. Rusty Eagle Scout

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    Practicing my carving and tooling. I'm getting better with each class and each project. I took a stab at some roses, after perfecting them, I plan to put these on a purse for my wife. I still have a ways tio go, but I'm happy with the progress!
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  38. J

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    Youre getting really good bro.



    Awesome work everyone. I enjoy this thread alot.
     
  39. Rusty Eagle Scout

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    Nice tooling work...
     
  40. Thorbyfour

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    This is a great thread. Lots of really cool ideas. Below are a few of the things I have made.

    A sheath for my BK-2 that now belongs to one of my brothers.

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    A sheath I made for a modified Old Hick that now belongs to another one of my brothers

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    A sheath I made for my sons kukri (he still owns it:))

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    A holster I recently made for my brother

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  41. Thorbyfour

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    That looks awesome!

     
  42. Mudman

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    Impressive work everyone, you guys got some skill!
     
  43. WillH42

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    There is alot of great work on this thread! I have a photo of a holster I made on photobucket, but I dont know how to get it over here. (Not real computer saavy)lol!
     
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    First leatherwork

    Im in awe by the level of craftsmanship I see on this forum my first leather work very basic cut to size and punched some holes for the laceing.
     

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  45. J

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    Dang Mikeglock, did ya take enough pics?? hahaha

    nice work man.
     
  46. SemperFiHunter

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    Not as finely crafted as some of the masterpieces already posted, but here's a few pic's of the sheath I made, for the knife I made, for the first "Self Made Knife Swap."
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    My third knife, and third sheath. Thanks for looking.

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    I really like that blade and sheath design
    Great work
    G-Out
     
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  50. Keyser Söze

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    that little knife is the bomb
     

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