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Custom Armoralleather Sheath for a large Custom Bowie

Discussion in 'Armoralleather' started by Cryptyc, Aug 18, 2018.

  1. Cryptyc

    Cryptyc Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 24, 2013
    Ok, so I wanted a very specific sheath for a very special custom forged Bowie. Dwayne came recommended by some on this forum and we began our chats. Dwayne said he’d be able to accommodate me and that it was right up his alley...well...he wasn’t lying! I mean he crushed it.

    This sheath is amazing. It is super ornate, but subtle, beefy, but sleek, gorgeous, but rugged! I freaking love it!

    Here are some pics to enjoy. First the components separate (frog, sheath, and leg strap):

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    Some detail shots of sheath and frog:

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    And all assembled:
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    This is an amazing sheath and trust me the pictures do not do it justice. In person it is so much more impressive.

    Any questions just ask, I just wanted to share a sheath I’m proud of.
     
  2. leatherman

    leatherman leathermoderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 30, 2001
    Thank you my friend. :D

    It was a pleasure working with such a nice Bowie, the maker is a master at what he does.
     
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  3. Cryptyc

    Cryptyc Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 24, 2013
    And likewise with you my friend. The sheath is masterful.
     
  4. PeteyTwoPointOne

    PeteyTwoPointOne Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 10, 2014
    Love that frog!
     
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  5. Cryptyc

    Cryptyc Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 24, 2013
    More glamour shots:

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  6. Makael

    Makael KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 17, 2015
    Badass sheath
     
  7. Frank Perricone

    Frank Perricone FRANCO Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    69
    Jan 12, 2019
    Really big and bad! Looks like 8-10 oz. can’t figure out the finish on the face. Did you “rag” it? Gorgeous!
     
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  8. duramax

    duramax KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 29, 2012
    That is some amazing work !!!! Dwayne is a master with leather work, his work always amazes me. And I have to say I have a few of his sheaths :) and his work was a leading reason as to why I’m getting into leather work. Plus Dwayne’s sheaths are durable as they are beautiful :)

    Congrats on a great set up there !
     
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  9. leatherman

    leatherman leathermoderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 30, 2001
    Thank you! The leather I use is 8/9 ounce, which is the weight I use almost exclusively. The color is a "mottle" technique I developed many years ago, now I have about a half dozen different styles I do and always experimenting. The final finish is Atom Wax with an over coat of Aussie Leather Conditioner. It makes for a nice mellow finish and its water resistant. The atom wax my itself is not so the reason for the Aussie stuff. Thank you for the question! And please feel free to ask any others you have!

    Thanks man! I really appreciate it!
    EDIT: Ooops! Looks like my craftsman membership has expired, time to scrape the bottom of the barrel and dig under the sofa cushions!!! :eek:
     
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  10. Frank Perricone

    Frank Perricone FRANCO Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    69
    Jan 12, 2019
    Thanks for your in depth response. As a former upholsterer, I did a lot of “trapunto” work. I recently set a birthstone into a piece, then skived and stitched onto the sheath. Lots of depth and relief. Seems as though the technique might work for heavy leather.
     

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