Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! For my birthday, wife got me a total mystery knife. She won't say where from, and though she finally said 'Russia' I don't really know still. There are no markings on it and it's a bit messed up on the other side (the damascus pattern). Any info on it is appreciated, however, let's talk sheaths. It came in this: Wonky, generic and not great quality. So she smiles and says to me: 'Now you can make a better one for it!'. Hmm, so my real gift is that I get to make a sheath for myself. So I decided to experiment and came up with this: When I say experiment I mean: 1. Using tri-weave. I can do nice basketweave, but tri-weave is different I now know. Kinda messed it up so good thing the sheath was for myself (wouldn't have delivered that to a customer). 2. Making the strap go forwards. Just to get a nice wrap around the bolster. Works fine and the edge does not, contrary to popular belief, cut the strap. 3. Making the entire sheath out of a single piece of leather, meaning the strap is 'integrated'. I noticed there are pros and cons to this. It makes for some interesting cutting, but looks good and is very practical as the belt loop is of the fold-down variety. Though if the strap gets ruined some time down the line, there's some work to make a good looking fix. Notice the slimmer, cooler look. And color coordinated too... Old vs. New. New wins in my eyes. Note to self: Don't take the photos right after waxing, some got stuck in the stitch holes and tooling and lights up like my kids' eyes when the ice cream truck comes. All handmade, handsewn, using Tärnsjö veg tan and Lin cablé. Thanks for looking and I hope my comments may help and/or inspire someone out there.