For those that are curious, I have finished fixing up the blade and sheath for use. For the sheath I added a belt loop to the top of the sheath and sewed it on through the needle holes already in the leather. I then added a leg strap to keep it from flopping about while walking with it. The only thing I did to the blade was sharpen it, oil it, and wrap the handle with paracord. This was to protect the original handle and give me a larger, more comfortable grip. It is a fantastic blade and way too much fun to use.