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Post subject: Latest sheath creation.
Post Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 7:49 pm
Story behind the knife: I bought this back when I was 16 near Mesa Verde on a camping trip from an indian. - I recently 'found' it in my parents basement while cleaning out some old things. It had a crappy vinyl & cardboard sheath so I made a new one. I am probably going to pull the blade and heat-treat it, and re-epoxy it back in the handle.
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Post subject: Re: Latest sheath creation.
Post Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 7:56 pm
nice sheath, viking custom leather?
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Post subject: Re: Latest sheath creation.
Post Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 8:14 pm
very nice work Viking...and the knife is purty...

now don't get me started on knives, I've spent too much money on guns already lol...

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Post subject: Re: Latest sheath creation.
Post Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 8:44 pm
Joe Sixpack wrote:
nice sheath, viking custom leather?
Is this what you do for a living?



Thanks!

...just a hobby for now (Part of the reason I like buying guns & knives is to make the holsters & sheaths...lol) I make leather belts, sheaths & holsters as gifts for my close friends and relatives mostly.

The next thing I'd like to try is making a knife from a Kit or blade blank ...

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Post subject: Re: Latest sheath creation.
Post Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 8:59 pm
Viking wrote:
Joe Sixpack wrote:
nice sheath, viking custom leather?
Is this what you do for a living?



Thanks!

...just a hobby for now (Part of the reason I like buying guns & knives is to make the holsters & sheaths...lol) I make leather belts, sheaths & holsters as gifts for my close friends and relatives mostly.

The next thing I'd like to try is making a knife from a Kit or blade blank ...


If your ever interested in selling any I would be happy to put them on my site. If this is any indication of the quality you make, Im sure you will sell quite a few.
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Post Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:54 pm
"viking custom leather", ..nice - sounds like you are getting into a new obsession! :mrgreen:

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Post subject: Re: Latest sheath creation.
Post Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 10:59 pm
That is a purty sheath Viking. Ever do magazine holders?

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Post subject: Re: Latest sheath creation.
Post Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:14 am
Thanks guys!

No, I don't plan on selling commercially in the immediate future, as I need a few more years to perfect my craft...and it takes me too long to do a project to be make profitable use of my time (economies of scale, and all that...) When my kids move out, (a long time from know...youngest is 1.5) and I have some more 'spare' time, I will entertain the idea of selling leather goods commercially. I have a hard enough time keeping up with "gift orders" from male relatives as it is...(I have made so many belts, I have yet to make one for me or the missus...)

Dan,

I haven't made a leather mag holder yet (I usually just buy the cheap uncle mike's kydex ones...)...but that sounds like a good future challenge! If I make one, I'll post it on the forum for critique...

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Post subject: Re: Latest sheath creation.
Post Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:30 am
I am having trouble finding a 3 mag holder in brown leather to match my SOB holster.

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Post subject: Re: Latest sheath creation.
Post Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:50 pm
PM me ...I could probably make a 2 mag holder, as an experiment...3 mag might be a little stiff/wide for practical uses. G 27 mags :wink:

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Post Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 7:04 pm
00000000000000000000000000000000000000000......... if it had boobs i'd marry it ............. :D

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Post subject: Re: Latest sheath creation.
Post Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:24 pm
the highest praise it could recieve ... thank you sir.

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Post subject: Re: Latest sheath creation.
Post Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2011 5:54 pm
Absolutely stunning leather work Viking. I absolutely love the knife it with your sheath is a piece of art.
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Post subject: Re: Latest sheath creation.
Post Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 3:17 pm
I have been thinking about making a leather sheath for my eleven-inch bladed Bowie. I have a leather sheath for my Buck 119 "Classic" and a WWII Kabar with leather sheath, too. I also have a Swedish hunting knife that has been in my father's family since the 19th century and it has a leather sheath.

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Post subject: Re: Latest sheath creation.
Post Posted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:14 pm
pippin wrote:
I have been thinking about making a leather sheath for my eleven-inch bladed Bowie. I have a leather sheath for my Buck 119 "Classic" and a WWII Kabar with leather sheath, too. I also have a Swedish hunting knife that has been in my father's family since the 19th century and it has a leather sheath.


Not too difficult, here are a couple tutorials:

http://www.northcoastknives.com/northcoast_knives_tutorials_LeatherSheath2.htm


Have some fun!

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