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Made another sheath

Discussion in 'Outdoor Gear, Survival Equipment & More' started by Farnsrocket, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. Farnsrocket

    Farnsrocket

    431
    Dec 31, 2006
    I haven't posted much here lately.......my 16 month old son has kept me busy!! :D
    I did finally get around to making a sheath for the custom Peacemaker knife Bryan Breeden made for me over a year ago. :eek:

    I made up a batch of vinegaroon to darken the leather.
    There are a few things I could have done differently, but I think it will be a good usable sheath!

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    After a dip in black tea (gives the leather more tannins for the vinegaroon to react with)
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    After the vinegaroon bath
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    Last edited: Feb 12, 2011
  2. mtnfolk mike

    mtnfolk mike

    Mar 21, 2006
    nice work.. that came out great..:thumbup:
     
  3. Farnsrocket

    Farnsrocket

    431
    Dec 31, 2006
    Thanks man......I learn something after every project!
     
  4. mtnfolk mike

    mtnfolk mike

    Mar 21, 2006
    right on.. that's usually how it goes..:thumbup: i feel like it gets easier with each sheath i make too..
     
  5. RussMo

    RussMo

    Apr 1, 2007
    Indeed, nice work there!!!
     
  6. cramsey3006

    cramsey3006

    Aug 2, 2010
    That looks fabulous to me. Very nice work. :thumbup:
     
  7. TedPalmer

    TedPalmer Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 27, 2003
    What do you need to treat the leather with after the vinegaroon soak?
    TIA!
    Ted
     
  8. Farnsrocket

    Farnsrocket

    431
    Dec 31, 2006
    Thanks everyone!
    From what I have read, (this is the first time I tried it) I rinsed it in a baking soda and water mixture for several minutes then with clean water.
    I just used some saddle treatment stuff that is mostly beeswax and mink oil over the whole thing.
     
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2011
  9. hiwa

    hiwa

    Jun 7, 2009
    Very nice work. I'm just getting started in sheathmaking ( bought my first supplies/tools yesterday.) I am reading tutorials on the internet. Pics and posts like yours are an inspiration :thumbup:
     
  10. sicily02

    sicily02

    Nov 23, 2005
    Great looking sheath. Nice looking knife too:D.


    Bryan
     
  11. RedbeAR15

    RedbeAR15 Platinum Plucker Platinum Member

    Sep 29, 2008
    Nice work! and nice knife too :thumbup:
     

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