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Discussion in 'Sheaths & Such' started by Horsewright, Sep 8, 2018.
Thank you gents.
Been doing a lot of sheaths for other folks knives lately. These sheaths are all for fellow BF members:
A very nice knife:
Two sheaths for a Carothers:
This dagger was a bit tricky:
This is welted all the way around. Notice that the cams are off set. The bottom one provides the retention that the guard must ride up and over on the draw. The top one acts as a stop so that the blade can't be pushed into the bottom of the sheath. The upper guard contacts the stop before the tip comes in contact with the bottom. Kinda a handy trick working with a pointy guy like this one:
I decided to broaden out my turquoise spacer and bead deal. These guys SELL and right now.
Added jasper to the mix:
Put it on the website to see how it would do. Lasted about 10 minutes.
Wow, Dave, those are gorgeous!
I just used my swivel knife for the first time. Carved a feather. I'm pretty pleased with it for a first try. Just put a coat of half and half Tan Kote and distilled water on it. Will wait overnight for the leather to completely dry. Then I'll put a thin coat of Neet's Foot Oil on it. Will give that a day to dry and then I'll Antique it. I'll post a pic when I'm finished.
One thing I could tell right off was that I want a thinner blade. It was difficult to make some of the tight curves I had in the design with the thick blade and I think it would be easier to be more fluid in those tighter curves. I tried not to cut too deep. "Cut less, bevel more" was what I learned in a recommended video..............and I think I like that.
This also was the first time I'd done enough stamping to realize how deficient my light is. I've got desk top LED lights on both sides of my work station and one Halogen desk lamp above................but I still had trouble seeing sometimes. Wondering if a Cannabis growers light above the work station would be an improvement. Hmmmmm. Better do some lighting research, huh?!
Amazing as always Dave, is the first knife Musk Ox scales? Looks like it, just beautiful!!!
Thank you! Most instructive, very well done, makes a novice like myself want to try it....Unfortunately my time is at a premium right now, it will have to wait until I have a bit of time.
I believe so. I asked the owner and he couldn’t remember. I can tell ya from a knife makers perspective that is a very fine knife.
If you have lights coming from left right and center you are knocking out all the shadows. Sometimes that's a good thing. Other times, like when viewing textures, shadows are a good thing. Try turning some off before adding brighter
Thanks, for that, Ebbtide. I'm gettin' on the "old" side of life and need a lot of light to even see...........but I understand what you are saying. I tell my wood carving students the same thing about lighting. But this swivel knife puts my hands closer to the work than carving with wood sculpting tools and my tool is is practically in total shadow.
The wife often uses her "dork" light as she refers to it, a headlamp as well as her regular lighting. She has Led florescent type lights directly overhead, the rooms main light behind her, a two light reading lamp one that goes straight up and the other on a flexible arm that she can point where she wants it on her left side. On her right side she has another flexible reading/desk lamp that she can point where she wants. In my shop I have large tubes directly overhead. However my bench is big enough that I can move the project around as needed to get the light I need and not be working in a shadow. I have even on a very rare occasion taken my hat off. Sometimes that brim gets in the way and can cause a shadow. but not often. During the day I will often have the large doors open and then have daylight coming in from the left.
Hadn't even thought of a headlamp. DUH!
just got this about finished today. All's left is to build some attachments for it and off she goes
Very nice work! Your work continues to get better and better. Well done.
man, if my work were getting worse I'd have to find another field. Like politics maybe, lol
some pretty cool clips and things available these days- it's a good time to be a sheath maker
Well you’ve turned into a great sheath maker too! Great vid and excellent retention. Kinda glad ya left the copper rivets behind.
Just completed a knife and sheath for a friends birthday. The sheath looks like it has an inlay but it is just cut and beveled in. Another tribute to Paul for his design and creativity. That tooling in the middle is a lot harder than it looks. It took a number or practice pieces before I cold make it consistent.
Very very nice Randy!
why, thank you very much