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#1 Caps

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Posted 10 February 2016 - 01:46 AM

For a hand made machete made from an old sawmill planer blade.  Made it out of leather and hemp...the front side is white leather so I oiled it with some boot polish and oil paint.  Still have a little more work to do to it still.  Reason it's hanging up is because I soaked it in water and as it dries it will have a better form around the blade.

 

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#2 Caps

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Posted 10 February 2016 - 08:21 AM

Made another one also for a different hand made knife made from a lawnmower blade.  I didn't polish or dye this one but it got a bit of a gray tint from the water from the other sheath.  I also used green hemp for the bindings.  Still have more cosmetic details to do to this one also

 

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Posted 10 February 2016 - 02:23 PM

Not bad at all !!! In fact looks rather very purposeful and should be a great carry along , Keep them coming caps .

 

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Posted 10 February 2016 - 07:00 PM

I really like how colors of the small knife and its sheath are so complementary.  Well done!


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Posted 11 February 2016 - 11:50 AM

They look really good!
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Posted 11 February 2016 - 01:32 PM

Awesome!


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Posted 11 February 2016 - 01:58 PM

Love it, and the blades as well. I have a bit of an obsession with knives and swords. It would be fun to make original works like this!


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Posted 14 February 2016 - 01:02 AM

Your blades and sheaths look fantastic!

I love knives too, no idea why, but I always have. This poor thing is my hands down favorite. I bought it at a second hand store a year ago (where it was screaming, "take me, I'm yours" and since then it is my go to. Unfortunately the sheath has seen better days. The strap for the handle is broken. I think the leather is partially dry rotted but still in usable shape- except that strap. So I have no idea where I would find a sheath to fit this. I have some sewing experience and work with other crafts, but no real experience with leather. Suggestions, thoughts, or ideas?

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Posted 14 February 2016 - 07:39 AM

@Oroboros if you watch some videos on how to make knife sheaths one like that wouldn't be that hard to replicate with some rawhide.  If you have any questions you can PM me, I use a sheath method that uses 3 layer of leather, the middle layer just outlining the knife and the other two are the outer covers.  Different stitch patterns are interesting to mess around with too


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Posted 14 February 2016 - 11:18 AM

Okay, thanks:).
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Posted 15 February 2016 - 01:08 AM

Homemade products are always so impressive! Great job!
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Posted 15 February 2016 - 05:58 PM

Very cool.


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Posted 02 September 2016 - 02:26 PM

Oroboros.....you better sleep with that knive or you might find it wandering o.o.....into MY hands!!!!!😂
Caps!!! Love the sheaths!!! Looks amazing! Would love to see more! I have a whole set of weapons lol. Since i was able to buy knives for myself i can't seem to stop collegting and practicing with them lol! My mother never baught me knives even when i asked her hahaha but now she can't complain since i got them myself! Bwahahahahaha!
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Sorry, i get overly enthusiastic when it comes to knives, and anything weapon related actually. 😆

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#14 Caps

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Posted 09 October 2016 - 07:26 AM

I'll probably be making some more of these soon since the weather is already...Northern.  When I get them made I'll post some more pics.  I've thought about combining the leatherwork with some crocheted or knitted sections for more detail.  In other news, the stitching on the machete sheath didn't last long so I'm coming up with new stitch pattern techniques that might be stronger.


"It is the still and silent sea that drowns a man." - Old Norse proverb

"It is better to be a warrior in a garden than a gardener in a war."