Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! I was over on Face Book and ran into an old internet friend some of you may remember, "Mike T". Mike made some of the nicest folder sheaths I've ever seen (and a few fixed blades as well). To me, one of the most outstanding things about Mike's sheaths was the edge finish. Nearly all of Mike's sheaths are suede lined. I've copied and will paste a short "recipe" from Mike on how those fine edges come to be. Mike TierneyMike and 43 others joined Knife Sheath Making within the last two weeks. Give them a warm welcome into your community! Robert Radcliffe asked "any tips?" for doing my edges. I wrote this (buried somewhere above) - Robert, you asked "any tips?" about my edges. Wow, I could write a whole book on this. Quickie point form - Rough edge grind on coarse disc in mandrel "lathe" for outside curves and small drum sander (in drill press) for inside curves and radii. Then with waterproof sandpaper (wet & dry), ranging in all the grits from 180 down to 600 and then "worn out" 240-320-400-600, wet sand by hand using saliva as the wetting agent (apply by tongue!) using the sandpaper ONE WAY so as not to raise hairs in the leather. Then oil the edge (neatsfoot or lanolin cream), applying any stain before the oil. Un-stained edges get smoother than stained ones that's why you see most of my edges as natural leather. Re-sand the edges from 320 to 600 again. Repeat wetting or oiling with sanding for as long as it takes to get the edge you want. Wet again and burnish with a coarse rag (get the edge really hot by doing this). Repeat any of the above as many times as needed taking many backward steps if necessary until you're happy or just can't get it any better. As said before - a 4" edge will take about an hour and I've done hundreds. It's not a process for those with no patience or in a hurry. I will post a couple of Mike's photos so you can gat a visual reference.