Wooden Lined Knife Sheath

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I decided to make a Wooden Lined Knife Sheath for my Kephart EDC. This is how I did it:



I marked out the blade on a piece of 1/4″ beach



I used a utility knife to cut the border. There are definitely other ways to do this, but the knife was handy.



Then, using the knife and a hook knife i hollowed out for the blade.



Next I used the belt grinder to profile the lining.



I fitted the knife. I wanted just enough room



I then cut a new piece of 7-9 oz leather



I wet it. I just dunked it in the bucket to make it wet.



I then formed it around the liner



I made these blocks that i keep in my leather kit. They’re just small blocks with the corners eased so they don’t make tracks in the leather when I clamp them down to stretch and form the leather.



Then, starting from the bottom o used an awl to push through and sew the liner in.



I kept using my thumb to form and stretch the leather around the liner.



I got tired of the “one at a time awl” and switched to the stitching punches.



I’ve found the easiest way to get these back out is hold something solid beside them and wiggle the back out. Using a piece of soft wood as a backer helps as well.



Once it was sewn, I cut the outside profile as you see. I ground the edge and smoothed the edge on the belt grinder, sanding up to 600 grit. The I edged the edges using a leather edger.. A coat of light brown stain tops it off.



Now a coat of neatsfoot oil and let it dry over night.



Completed the Wooden Lined Knife Sheath by adding a belt loop with a chicago screw. This will allow it to be removed or changed if needed.
 

-- There is nothing like the sound of a well tuned hand plane. - https://timetestedtools.net and https://diy.timetestedtools.net

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That's really neat Don. Looks great.

Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

The wood lining is a great idea! You did well on this one.

"Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

That turned out really well. Thanks for the write up!
Real nice work, Don!!!!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim ........................ Variety is the spice of life...............Learn something new every day

Great little knife, and the leather case is well fitting.

Main Street to the Mountains

nice knife and case. 

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Nice write-up, Don. The only step I add is contact cementing the wood into the leather, which probably isn’t needed, but I feel better for doing it.

May you have the day you deserve!

The leather goes on wet, so if the cement will work when wet, then it definitely would add some security.

-- There is nothing like the sound of a well tuned hand plane. - https://timetestedtools.net and https://diy.timetestedtools.net

I put the leather on, then let it dry, then disassemble, stitch with the wood out, then I set the wood with contact cement. Never tried using contact cement on wet leather, but I suspect it wouldn’t work great.

May you have the day you deserve!

that'll work!!

-- There is nothing like the sound of a well tuned hand plane. - https://timetestedtools.net and https://diy.timetestedtools.net

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