Knife Sheaths

Slip Sheath

Slip Sheath

A Slip Sheath is a simple yet elegant way to show off a knife that you may not carry often. This particular sheath was made for a knife created by Russell Gale, Custom Woodworker in Asheville, NC. Russell contacted me a while back as he was looking for a custom knife sheath maker to create a sheath for a knife he made for a customer in New Jersey. After communicating with the customer this is what we came up with. It is a simple slip sheath made of 3-4 oz. vegetable tanned tooling leather dyed a dark brown. The sheath is lined with red pigskin and the edges have been lightly dyed in order to show off the layering of the blade spacer and filet. I use vegetable tanned...

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Kydex and Sheepskin Lined Sheath

Kydex and Sheepskin Lined Sheath

Kydex and Sheepskin Lined Sheath, …say what? I know, here I go again. I was contacted by a customer in California that had just purchased a Busse Combat Sarge 7. Now, as this is a $400.00 plus dollar knife the customer wanted a really nice piece of leather to show it off with, plus a way to keep it very well protected. Hence a combination leather, kydex and sheepskined lined piece of work. The outer leather shell of the sheath is constructed of 4-5 oz. Horsehide that has been dyed a medium cognac brown and is finished with Atom Wax. There is an attached loop for a Swedish Firesteel Army model. The belt loop  is designed for a high hip carry on the right side or...

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Chefs knife bag

Chefs knife bag

“Chefs Knife Bag (Roll-up)”, where else are you going to store and carry those insanely nice food prep knives you’ve bought? These pics are a bit older so I offer my apologies. This particular piece was custom made for a chef in Belgium. His wife was looking for something that none of his buddies had so she called me … from Belgium! Don’t mind the knives, not a good as professional chef’s use but they work fine for me and my tries at cooking good stuff. This is a particularly large piece as it is designed to carry 20 different knives and roll up into a “hang off your shoulder” bag to carry from kitchen to kitchen or home...

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Leather Slip Knife Sheath with snap for Hartsook Skinner©

Leather Slip Knife Sheath with snap for Hartsook Skinner©

This leather slip knife sheath with a snap for Doug Hartsook’s Skinner© is a nice piece of work!, even if I do say so myself. The knife obviously speaks for itself. The sheath is another matter entirely. Allow me this opportunity to introduce Buck Early, sheath designer. Buck’s my best friend and we met through our love for knives. I will be featuring a few of Bucks designs as this webpage moves forward. Needless to say, the man has a brain for sheath design. This piece is made of 5-6oz. oil tanned brown leather and is lined with a butterscotch suede. I have perfected a technique whereby the lining does not need to be stitched to the outer shell in order to...

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Boot Knife Sheath – The “Right Way”

Boot Knife Sheath – The “Right Way”

Boot Knife Sheath, done the correct way. Have you ever noticed that all boot knife sheaths seem to be made wrong? You know what I mean, the clip forces you to carry the knife either outside of your boot “or” if you carry it inside your boot (which makes the most sense) the handle of the knife is up against your leg instead of the soft leather being against your leg as it should be. Herein lies the serious advantage in custom leather knife sheaths … you can have it made the “right way”. On this page are a few examples of boot knife sheaths I have created. They are designed properly so that the clip holds your knife on the...

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Multi Tool Belt Pouch

Multi Tool Belt Pouch

Multi-tools are one of the coolest things that have been invented to go on your belt. Small, relatively light weight and more gadgets than most tool boxes have. Of course, you require a multi tool belt pouch to carry it properly. This project was yet another interesting one. I received an email from a women in Zambia (yes, Zambia) who wanted something special for her husband on their wedding anniversary. Her husband works at a golf course in Solwezi, Zambia and uses his Leatherman multi-tool daily. She wanted a custom pouch for the leatherman, with her husbands name carved into the front and a quote carved into the back. I took it a step further and carved his signature...

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