My dad has some leather tools. He makes wallets, checkbook covers and belts, but he doesn't have any experience with sheaths. Knowing that I make knives, he made a sheath for me, and mailed it to me, thinking I could use it for one of my hand-made knives. When I got it in the mail, I was very happy to see his hand-tooled design on it, but I could see right away that the sheath, overall, was not very practical. It was pretty flimsy; 4-5 oz., and had no welts. Also, the "keeper strap" was fastened with a snap. That snap didn't look very trustworthy to me. Therefore, what I want to do is 1.) make it into a more robust sheath using heavier leather, and a Sam Browne stud, while 2.) keeping the panel that my dad tooled, incorporating it into my "new and improved" sheath. Here are some ideas on paper: This will be my first time using a Sam Browne stud in one of my sheaths. I am open to ideas, both regarding the sheath and the knife. Thank you.