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Whale's tooth

Discussion in 'Sheaths & Such' started by jwccustom57, Oct 7, 2018.

  1. jwccustom57

    jwccustom57 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Apr 13, 2017
    Greetings everyone, Just putting the final touches on this one. I struggled with naming the knife style, it's Persian-esque I suppose but when I realized it looked like a whale tooth I knew what needed to be done with the sheath. A couple of practice pieces beforehand but I'm not sure I nailed it the way I wanted, especially the splash, where I spread a layer of paint on a flat plate and applied by tapping a small finish nail. Comments/critique welcome as always.

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  2. ANovinc

    ANovinc Gold Member Gold Member

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    Sep 21, 2016
    Looks good! Did you seal the paint with anything to help ensure the paint does not wear off? Just curious for my own reference.
     
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  3. jwccustom57

    jwccustom57 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Apr 13, 2017
    Hi @ANovinc, I used to use Fiebings neutral Resolene (not too shiny) but thought it stiffened the leather too much so I tried Dr. Jacksons Leather conditioner... it "nourishes, softens and protects". I really don't know how much protection it provides but definitely softer than the other stuff. I'd be much obliged myself for any advice on this aspect cause I don't know much.
     
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  4. Horsewright

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

    Oct 4, 2011
    I like the ocean spray. I think it came across well. If you are looking for a finish try either Fiebings Bag Kote or Bee Natural Sheridan Resist and Finish. I'd probably use the latter to protect your nice paint job.
     
  5. jwccustom57

    jwccustom57 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

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    Apr 13, 2017
    Thanks a lot Dave I'll look into those.
     

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