20 Leather Sheaths for Edge Tools

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Over the last month, I've been taking a little detour from working wood to create some much needed leather sheaths for some of my edge tools. Never done any leathercraft before, so I watched a lot of YouTube, bought some basic tools, some leather and some thread and set to it. After practicing my saddle stitch a couple of times, here are the results folks:

1. C. S. Skelton drawknife

2. Hans Karlsson LH Asymmetrical Carving Axe

3. Elwell Kent Pattern Axe

4. A load more drawknife sheaths


5. Hans Karlsson Gouge Sheaths

6. Hans Karlsson Scorp

7. Svante Djarv Adze



8. Robert Sorby Cooper's Drawknife

9. Elwell No.6 Axe

10. Ray Iles Scorp and Wm. Marples & Sons Scorp

It was an interesting little detour, but now I'm looking forward to working wood again. Thanks for looking!

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

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That is some great leather work!
I was watching some of those go by as you were working through them and dang that looks like a ton of work!  Nicely done

MosquitoMade.com

Beautiful work! That's a pretty impressive first time effort.
Thanks guys!

@Mos - It was a lot of work, but by the end of it, I got to the point where I could knock one out in an evening which made it seem like it was always moving forward. What really surprised me was how little tools I needed to buy to achieve these results. Leathercraft is just like any other craft (woodworking included) where there is a tool or appliance for everything, but you can get by with a lot of the tools we use for woodworking. For example, I didn't buy a stitching pony because I have a little wooden saw vise which did the job just as well. I didn't buy a skiving knife because it is essentially a sharp chisel and I have plenty of those. I didn't buy anything to apply dye to the leather edges because dipping an awl in the dye and rolling it along the edge is all you need to do, etc.

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

for your first time doing leather thats damn impressive work ! i dont think a pro would have done any better ! 

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

Thanks Pottz. Hope you're well.

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

A lot of beautiful work you nailed it congratulations!

-- Soli Deo gloria! ( To God alone be the Glory)

Very well done.  You are a multi discipline craftsman!  Thanks for showing!

Mike


Nice job Brit... Not into handtools in the workshop, I'll reserve my leather for other projects,

If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

Very nice, Andy! Quite a month, I’d say. 

May you have the day you deserve!

Those are impressive! Even one has unique shapes and all your sheaths look to fit perfectly. Do you create a fitted pattern first?
Those look great! Clean stitching, nice finish on the edges. Well done!

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

Andy, in the last ten years I have yet to see anything you do that is less than spectacular!  Really nice work.

Watch and learn, practice and learn, create and learn

Wow. Do you really ever do anything for a first time?  Pretty nice work.

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

Thanks all!
@SplinterGroup I did for the two Elwell axes.

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

Like so many have said. They look like a pro made them. These will protect your hands and your tools. 

I always wanted to work with leather. Where did you buy the supplies and what type of tools did you use? And how did you keep the stitching in line?

Can you make me a pair of Lederhosen?

Dr. Quackner

Those are excellent!

Angellos

Nice leatherwork Andy, looks like you've been doing it for years.

That Hans Karlsson Scorp looks awkward to use.
Wow the real quality. You can do everything!

No name noobie here