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Sheath Making Question

Discussion in 'Shop Talk - BladeSmith Questions and Answers' started by WaltE99, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. WaltE99

    WaltE99 Fickle Bastard Blades Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    177
    Oct 5, 2015
    The chisel that I originally bought for sheath making has spacing that is too tight. It is 2mm. I'm looking to buy a set and the company has spacing available of 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, or 6mm. I'm leaning toward going with 4mm but am just curious what others use.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Lieblad

    Lieblad

    Jul 24, 2015
    What is this chisel for? Hole punch for stitchings ?

    I use a sharpened dinner fork.
    Never gave it a thought, just grabbed what worked.
    But just measured, its 3.25mm O/C.
    Spacing should vary depending on leather thickness. I never use leather over 1.5mm, usually its 1mm
     
  3. Horsewright

    Horsewright KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 4, 2011
    6 to 7 stitches to the inch gives a nice professional look. I know how to do the math, just not feeling it right now. 2.54 cm to the inch so ……..
     
  4. WaltE99

    WaltE99 Fickle Bastard Blades Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    177
    Oct 5, 2015
    Thanks all. I didn't realize there was a forum for sheaths. At 6-7 stitches/inch, that puts 4mm right in the middle between 3.63mm and 4.23mm.
     
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  5. Horsewright

    Horsewright KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 4, 2011
    Man oh man, I saw a set of stitching chisels on Instagram the other day out of Damasteel. I was good though and didn't even look too close cause I knew I would want them and I don't even hand sew anymore.
     

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