Diy Gun Leather and Leather Stuff

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  1. Ben Rubinstein

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    Couple of recent sheaths.

    Traditional pocket knife sheath (horizontal carry)

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    I tightened up the belt loop since taking these pictures and it doesn't droop any more. Leather is Horween Derby Charcoal.
     
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    A sheath for a Leatherman Charge (shown with my Charge AL inside)

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    Made with Horween Derby Nut Brown leather.
     
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    Put this together today. I based it on Böker's limited edition version of the Mini Pry sheath. Not having measurements, I went solely by photos online, simplifying the design. My stitches are improving a bit, and the snap was my first attempt. I'm happy with the results.

    Thanks for looking.
     
  4. dmak

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    Really like the way this one came out. Digging your stitching. Well done sir.

    Luck is the by-product of preparation and opportunity colliding. Stay Lucky!
     
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    Working on wet forming the original sheath my Camillus Bushcrafter came with. The sheath is of nice, thick leather and great craftsmanship, but had no fit to it. So far, it's looking good. Hopefully it dries before May....
    Thanks for looking.
     
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    You can use a hair dryer. I have done that in a pinch
     
  7. Paul M

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    Almost completely dry. Here's a sort of 'before and after', using my wife's as the before. Turned out OK! Much better retention, but honestly, I really prefer the fitted look. Looks more custom.
    And- it was easy to do!

    Thanks for looking!
     
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  8. Dubbs

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    Made a hatchet cover. The old cover was falling apart but it has such a beautiful patina that I couldn't throw it away. I tacked it to the wall above the fireplace tools at our family cabin.
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    Great job! What made you go with a tongue rather than snap arrangement? I agree with you about that patina but one day, the new one will look just as good!
     
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    Hi Ben! I'm poor at setting snaps so I used the tongue and belt way to close it. And I've found I also like the feel of closing it that way.
     

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