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Pictures here! My new Kephart with custom leather.

Discussion in 'Fiddleback Forge Knives' started by wildmanh, Apr 10, 2018.

  1. wildmanh

    wildmanh Part time Leather Bender/Sheath maker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 9, 2000
    Got my Production Kephart a few weeks ago and finally got around to getting pictures. It's a nice knife. Can't wait to spend some quality time with it this year. Though I did manage to do a little carving and knotch work with it. The factory sheath works fine, but doesn't carry the way I like, so I put it in one of my custom leather sheaths. Sheath is made from 8-10oz Russet Saddle skirting from Wickett & Craig. Hope you like the pictures!

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  2. blue333

    blue333 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Oct 1, 2016
    Good looking knife and awesome leather work my friend.
     
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  3. wildmanh

    wildmanh Part time Leather Bender/Sheath maker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 9, 2000
    Thanks!
     
  4. Bmurray

    Bmurray Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 9, 2012
    That’s sweet!
     
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  5. hasco

    hasco Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 30, 2014
    Looks great! Thanks for sharing.
     
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  6. Fiddleback

    Fiddleback Knifemaker Moderator

    Oct 19, 2005
    That looks great Heber. Seems like its been a while since I've seen your leatherwork then a glut I seem to be seeing here and on FB. Do you had stitch, or do you have a machine?
     
  7. wildmanh

    wildmanh Part time Leather Bender/Sheath maker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 9, 2000
    Hi Andy, Long story short; I got a full time job a while back. Getting used to the new schedule and other things cut into my leather time. In some ways, things have improved so I'm able to devote some time to leather work which is my passion. And it's helping me get through a rough patch. Hope you don't mind the posts. Most of my sheaths are machine stitched on a friends Tippmann Boss hand crank stitcher. My friend considers that Semi-machine stitched because you still have to pull the lever for each stitch. I'll PM you shortly, got some questions. Thanks!
     
  8. Fiddleback

    Fiddleback Knifemaker Moderator

    Oct 19, 2005
    No way. I love the posts. Keep em coming!
     
  9. wildmanh

    wildmanh Part time Leather Bender/Sheath maker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 9, 2000
    Will do, thanks! :D
     
  10. wildmanh

    wildmanh Part time Leather Bender/Sheath maker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 9, 2000
    Had planned to take my 12" Machete and Kephart hiking today. But I'm fighting a cold so I stayed home. Didn't let that get me down though. Had a fire outside, used my Kephart and Bark River Kalahari II to help with fire prep. Then I made Hobo dinners for my wife and I. It was good! :D

    Kephart made some nice curls.
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    Kalahari II on Kindling duty.
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    Hobo Dinners on the coals.
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    They turned out really good. Was worth the wait.
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  11. Fiddleback

    Fiddleback Knifemaker Moderator

    Oct 19, 2005
    The man fed himself with a Fiddleback. Woot!

    Heber, I am making a few sheaths again myself. I turned my little office downstairs into a leather bender room.
     
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  12. wildmanh

    wildmanh Part time Leather Bender/Sheath maker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 9, 2000
    Yep, and the Kephart worked great.

    Man, that's cool! You should post more sheath pictures.
     

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