My first Khukuri sheath

wildmanh

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I'm almost done with my first Khukuri sheath and thought you guys might like to check it out. It's an opened backed cross draw sheath for my 12" AK. I used 8/9oz Veggie tanned leather, and like always it's hand stitched with Waxed Nylon thread. Used Antique stain in Mahogany on the front and back and Dark brown on the edges.

Had a few slip-ups on the sheath, but still I think it turned out pretty good. All I need to do now is add a retaining strap or two and it will be finished.

Thanks for looking,

Heber
 

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Kismet

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Heber!

Very handsome work. Nicely done belt loop, and the welting is impressive.

Be proud.
 

Steely_Gunz

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Mighty fine, Heber! Be sure to keep us posted when you start to take orders:) Very professional and i LOVE the brown. Hmmm, something like that would be mighty fine for my AK bowie or my Pen Knife. Or my kerambit...hmmmm, gears are spinning:)

Jake
 
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Excellent! With the thick leather as a kind of spacer it's almost an all leather version of Terry Sisco's Quickdraw!
 

wildmanh

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Thanks a bunch. Hope the two little mistakes aren't to visible. :eek:

HD the sheath is modelled after one of Terry's Quickdraw sheaths with help from Leatherman. Sort of a combination of the two types with my own touch added.

Jake, just drop me a line (I take orders from friends) and I'll see what I can do for you. Not up to Leathermans lever of expertise, but working on it. Would love try my hand at sheathing an AK Bowie or Pen knife. Got some cool ideas on how to sheath an AK. :D

Kis, the welt was Leathermans idea and I really like it. Normally I use two pieces of leather for a welt, this time the welt is one piece and there are two of them. Talk about Thick leather. :eek: :D

I'm really enjoying working with the leather and learning. Getting help from leatherman and the forums is great. Though sometimes I still slip back into old habits. :eek: The sheath was a challenge, I'm using a drill press now and the way I have it set up (With a guide) doesn't allow you to do the inside of the recurve very well. Doh! Lots more to learn. ;)

Heber
 

Nasty

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wildmanh said:
(I take orders from friends)

How about getting me a beer then? ;)

Beautiful work Heber...want me to send you my AK Bowie? I'd be proud to let you prototype with it!

I am *so* impressed my man! :D
 
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Very nice work Heber!!!!:D You're getting better and better!:cool:
An order from a good leather supply house is in order now when you can.
Get yourself some black edge dressing and a slicker bone, or just find a nice smooth rib bone and polish it to high heaven, makes for a good cheap slicker.;)
Of course the best is a slice from the side of a large cow's leg bone that's about 3/16"-1/4" thick, about an inch wide and about 6"-8" long with one end tapered down to an obtuse point with the other end flat.
Round the edges and polish and you'll have a tool that you made yourself that will never wear out.
You'll be amazed at the uses you will find for one!!!!:eek: ;)
 
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Not to knock the Sarkis, but that cross-draw design sure is handy! Cudos on good work. :)

Namaarie
 
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