Calguns.net  

Home My iTrader Join the NRA Donate to CGSSA Sponsors CGN Google Search
CA Semiauto Ban(AW)ID Flowchart CA Handgun Ban ID Flowchart CA Shotgun Ban ID Flowchart
Go Back   Calguns.net > OUTDOORS, HUNTING AND SURVIVAL > Blades, Bows and Tools
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

Blades, Bows and Tools Discussion of non-firearm weapons and camping/survival tools.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-04-2021, 10:19 AM
SkyHawk's Avatar
SkyHawk SkyHawk is offline
Front Toward Enemy
CGN Contributor
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Nakatomi Plaza - 30th floor
Posts: 19,984
iTrader: 201 / 100%
Default Well I'm no Horsewright, but took a crack at some sheaths

There's a lot of room for improvement for sure but I am happy with these as first attempts. I am also new to working with heavy veg tan leather - cutting this stuff is no fun!

I started small and made a couple of pancake sheaths for Case Trappers. There are a ton of them out there but these are my own patterns.









After I made the first one above I decided I wanted a lot more forward cant so I came up with this second one. Also my first time trying a dyed edge...


__________________
.

Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-04-2021, 10:28 AM
SoCal Gunner's Avatar
SoCal Gunner SoCal Gunner is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Riverside County
Posts: 1,649
iTrader: 11 / 100%
Default

Nice!
__________________
.

.

California Reloading Club - IE Section
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-04-2021, 10:40 AM
Garv's Avatar
Garv Garv is online now
CGN/CGSSA Contributor - Lifetime
CGN Contributor - Lifetime
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Torrdondomosa
Posts: 8,271
iTrader: 32 / 100%
Default

Well done.
__________________
Originally posted by Kestryll:
It never fails to amuse me how people get outraged but fail to tell the whole story in their rants....
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-04-2021, 10:43 AM
hermosabeach's Avatar
hermosabeach hermosabeach is online now
I need a LIFE!!
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: South Bay of Los Angeles
Posts: 16,093
iTrader: 8 / 100%
Default

Pics of the tools used?

Well done too
__________________
Rule 1- ALL GUNS ARE ALWAYS LOADED

Rule 2 -NEVER LET THE MUZZLE COVER ANYTHING YOU ARE NOT PREPARED TO DESTROY (including your hands and legs)

Rule 3 -KEEP YOUR FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER UNTIL YOUR SIGHTS ARE ON THE TARGET

Rule 4 -BE SURE OF YOUR TARGET AND WHAT IS BEYOND IT
(thanks to Jeff Cooper)
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-04-2021, 12:21 PM
SkyHawk's Avatar
SkyHawk SkyHawk is offline
Front Toward Enemy
CGN Contributor
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Nakatomi Plaza - 30th floor
Posts: 19,984
iTrader: 201 / 100%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hermosabeach View Post
Pics of the tools used?

Well done too
I used:

#2 edge beveler

a 5mm stitching chisel but I used it just to mark/space the spots that I drilled with a 1/16" bit in a small drill press

a stitch groover and also used the creasing spoon on it for decorative borders

dividers to lay out the stitch lines but you could use just the groover, or just the dividers and no groove. I like the groove because it gives the stitches a little protection over the long haul.

#0 vinymo MBT thread

A dremel with 1/2" sanding drum to clean up and even out the outside edge and a 1/8" mill bit to clean up the belt loops

A 5mm hole punch to sort of start the belt groove ends and a knife to complete them. A bigger hole punch like 3/8" would be better. A slot cutter punch would be best but I found that the length of the slots will vary according to the cant of the slots and of course the size of the belt (I made mine for a 1.5" belt), so unless you are mass producing a specific pattern, then cutting them manually might be best.

Saddlers needles

burlap cloth and water to burnish

I wet molded the top half of the knife pocket around the knife (in a bag) so the mouth would stay open and easy to start the knife into, and let the bottom half to dry mold so it keeps a good grip on the knife.

I tried various knives to cut the pattern I made from the leather, so far the one I like is a curved blade exacto type. This was 8/9 oz leather - a real bear to cut compared to the 4oz chrome tan I am used to working with for wallets.

I also used Neetsfoot oil and Atom wax to finish the leather when I was done. But you could just use olive oil or mineral oil.


__________________
.


Last edited by SkyHawk; 07-04-2021 at 12:50 PM..
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-04-2021, 1:14 PM
MongooseV8's Avatar
MongooseV8 MongooseV8 is offline
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: East Bay, CA
Posts: 4,254
iTrader: 84 / 100%
Default

Nicely done
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-04-2021, 1:23 PM
Epaphroditus's Avatar
Epaphroditus Epaphroditus is offline
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Where the McRib runs wild and free!
Posts: 3,856
iTrader: 4 / 100%
Default

Carry on Good Sir!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-04-2021, 4:34 PM
Jeepergeo's Avatar
Jeepergeo Jeepergeo is offline
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Arcata
Posts: 2,957
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

Very nice work. Thanks for showing it....it gives inspiration to me to use up that sheet of leather left over from another project.
__________________
Benefactor Life Member, National Rifle Association
Life Member, California Rifle and Pistol Association
Member, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-08-2021, 10:15 AM
SkyHawk's Avatar
SkyHawk SkyHawk is offline
Front Toward Enemy
CGN Contributor
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Nakatomi Plaza - 30th floor
Posts: 19,984
iTrader: 201 / 100%
Default

Thanks for the kind words folks! And if you do have any scrap leather around, this is a good project to brush off your skills with. Don't let any leather go to waste


Here's another one I did yesterday with a clover green stitch to go with a Case Trapper Pocket Worn in Bermuda Green that I got my dad for his upcoming birthday

__________________
.


Last edited by SkyHawk; 07-08-2021 at 10:18 AM..
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 07-23-2021, 8:44 PM
Horsewright Horsewright is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Posts: 398
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SkyHawk View Post
Thanks for the kind words folks! And if you do have any scrap leather around, this is a good project to brush off your skills with. Don't let any leather go to waste


Here's another one I did yesterday with a clover green stitch to go with a Case Trapper Pocket Worn in Bermuda Green that I got my dad for his upcoming birthday

Dang those look good my friend! Just saw this post today. Very nice work. Ya’ll have to stop by. Getting ready to start in on a pair of buffalo hide wooly chaps in a couple. I always get the jitters before I cut up a $1,000 buffalo hide.

Ya know just really, really nice work!

Last edited by Horsewright; 07-23-2021 at 8:47 PM..
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 07-23-2021, 8:48 PM
orangeusa's Avatar
orangeusa orangeusa is offline
Whatever
CGN Contributor
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Orange
Posts: 9,110
iTrader: 85 / 100%
Question

Why are the loops offset ? What am I missing here ? If they were to angle the knife, I get it, but would expect the loops to be rotated a bit. Really nice work BTW.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 07-25-2021, 7:11 AM
Horsewright Horsewright is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Posts: 398
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by orangeusa View Post
Why are the loops offset ? What am I missing here ? If they were to angle the knife, I get it, but would expect the loops to be rotated a bit. Really nice work BTW.
I don't want to answer for SkyHawk but I can give you my perspective on this. These sheaths that SkyHawk made are very popular in the western world. We don't make something similar but almost all western makers do. Here is a pic of my wife working some cattle on our ranch last weekend:



We call this style of sheath a pancake sheath. Notice that the slots are offset and this does indeed provide the angle that the knife is riding at instead of being vertical. Daughter this time.



A friend helping us push some cattle up the chute. Notice that the farther away form each other you have the slots (while keeping them as parallel as possible), the more horizontal the sheath will carry.



This angled carry is very popular in the western world for various reasons. Ease of access, comfort, safety on a horse, out of the way while roping just etc and etc. Carrying behind the hip like these ladies are is popular because you can still get to the knife with either hand and yet it's out of the way.

SkyHawk I showed your pics to the wife as she makes all our folder sheaths. She was very impressed too! Great work!

Last edited by Horsewright; 07-25-2021 at 7:14 AM..
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 07-25-2021, 7:08 PM
golfish's Avatar
golfish golfish is offline
CGN/CGSSA Contributor
CGN Contributor
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Alta Loma
Posts: 7,337
iTrader: 6 / 100%
Default

That's really good Brother....
__________________
It takes a lot of balls to play golf the way I do.
Happiness is a warm gun.

MLC, First 3
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 07-26-2021, 3:55 AM
vhram's Avatar
vhram vhram is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: so cal
Posts: 773
iTrader: 111 / 100%
Default

very nice !
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 07-28-2021, 11:49 AM
boludo12's Avatar
boludo12 boludo12 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Behind the Orange Curtain
Posts: 427
iTrader: 14 / 100%
Default

Exceptional work. Well done.

Question: looks like you sewed two identical pieces of leather into "one". Is there a reason for this instead of sewing the knife pocket into the backing piece of leather? Strength? Toughness?

Thanks for any reply. You've inspired me to finally do this for a few fixed blade knives.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 4:56 PM.




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Proudly hosted by GeoVario the Premier 2A host.
Calguns.net, the 'Calguns' name and all associated variants and logos are ® Trademark and © Copyright 2002-2021, Calguns.net an Incorporated Company All Rights Reserved.
All opinions, statements and remarks made by Calguns.net on this web site and elsewhere are solely attributable to Calguns.net.



Seams2SewBySusy

Tactical Pants Tactical Boots Military Boots 5.11 Tactical