Leather Sharing some Machete sheaths I just finished!

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

  1. wildmanh

    wildmanh Part time Leather Bender/Sheath maker

    Jul 9, 2000
    Howdy friends, it's been a while since I've done much with leather work. Well I started back up recently and just finished 3 machete sheaths. All 3 were made from 8-10oz Brown Saddle Skirting from Wickett & Craig, machine stitched with White thread.Top is for a 12" Ontario, middle is for an 18" Ontario and the bottom sheath is for a 12" Fiddleback.

    The Fiddleback sheath design was new to me and requested by the customer. He gave me some ideas and this is my interpretation of it. Showed these pictures on Facebook last night and already have an order for another one. Thinking I'll be making a few more of these in the next few weeks! :D Thanks for looking!


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  2. Rick Lowe

    Rick Lowe

    Jan 6, 2005
    :thumbsup: Good to see you back!
     
  3. wildmanh

    wildmanh Part time Leather Bender/Sheath maker

    Jul 9, 2000
    Thanks Rick! It's good to be back.
     
  4. xxwjtxx

    xxwjtxx Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 13, 2013
    These machete sheathes are top notch!!! Heber made me one 4+ years ago, and it is still going strong, despite countless adventures in the back country. Awesome craftsman & awesome sheathes :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  5. wildmanh

    wildmanh Part time Leather Bender/Sheath maker

    Jul 9, 2000
    Thanks, glad you're still enjoying the sheath. Would love to see pictures of it, if you get the chance.
     
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  6. xxwjtxx

    xxwjtxx Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 13, 2013
    Quick pics; the sheath gets pitch blend 1-2 times per year, and the machete gets cleaned with a magic eraser & stropped after use... that’s about it, both are still in near perfect shape, despite 5+ years of use and ownership!
     

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  7. wildmanh

    wildmanh Part time Leather Bender/Sheath maker

    Jul 9, 2000
    Cool pictures, thanks! You're right, they still look really good after so much time. :)
     
  8. jaz322

    jaz322 Gold Member Gold Member

    613
    Feb 1, 2015
    I have a fiddleback machete in the garage and a box of magic erasers under the sink. Just might have to try that. Thanks for the tip! :thumbsup:
     
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  9. Fiddleback

    Fiddleback Knifemaker Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 19, 2005
    Those look fantastic my friend.
     
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  10. catalystman80

    catalystman80

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    May 1, 2013
    Awesome job! They look bomb proof. Also can't go wrong with W&C from my home state of PA :D
     
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  11. wildmanh

    wildmanh Part time Leather Bender/Sheath maker

    Jul 9, 2000
    Thanks Andy! I Love your Machetes and love making sheaths for them.

    Thank you! I worked hard to design and build a good looking, sturdy sheath that's also simple. Love W&C leather. It's good quality stuff and the Skirting finishes so nicely!
     

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