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boisdevie1



Joined: 11 Aug 2006
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Location: Lancaster
PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 14 8:03 pm    Post subject: New knife finished  Reply with quote    



Knife blade was bought from a supplier in Denmark. Leather came from that place in Newcastle. The knife scales are figured Sycamore.

perlogalism



Joined: 27 Nov 2009
Posts: 440
Location: Near Welshpool
PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 14 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Very nice. You've clearly got too much time on your hands

Rusticwood



Joined: 01 Dec 2009
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Location: All over the South West
PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 14 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Very nice

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 14 7:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Looks good. Figured or spalted wood always looks interesting doesn't it.

nora



Joined: 20 Mar 2005
Posts: 1539
Location: West Yorkshire
PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 14 8:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

They look good. Did you wet mould the sheath round the knife and sew it?

boisdevie1



Joined: 11 Aug 2006
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 14 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

nora wrote:
They look good. Did you wet mould the sheath round the knife and sew it?


Exactly. I soaked the leather for a day, wrapped the knife in plastic to keep it dry and then used a few clamps and blocks of wood to shape the leather to the knife. Then left to dry off. Worked a treat.

nora



Joined: 20 Mar 2005
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Location: West Yorkshire
PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 14 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'm going to try that soon, hope it turns out as nice as yours.
I was at spoonfest last weekend and a lady taught me how to do saddle stitching with the 2 needles and showed a bit of the sheath making. I have the needles and thread, just need to get an awl now and some clips. I have some leather from a car seat to practice on, not sure if it'll work but if not, i'll be in Newcastle before long so can get a bit of leather while i'm there.

Mutton



Joined: 09 May 2009
Posts: 1508

PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 14 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

boisdevie1 wrote:
nora wrote:
They look good. Did you wet mould the sheath round the knife and sew it?


Exactly. I soaked the leather for a day, wrapped the knife in plastic to keep it dry and then used a few clamps and blocks of wood to shape the leather to the knife. Then left to dry off. Worked a treat.


So you shaped the leather before you stitched the sheath together?

boisdevie1



Joined: 11 Aug 2006
Posts: 3897
Location: Lancaster
PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 14 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Mutton wrote:
boisdevie1 wrote:
nora wrote:
They look good. Did you wet mould the sheath round the knife and sew it?


Exactly. I soaked the leather for a day, wrapped the knife in plastic to keep it dry and then used a few clamps and blocks of wood to shape the leather to the knife. Then left to dry off. Worked a treat.


So you shaped the leather before you stitched the sheath together?


Yep. Wrapped the knife in plastic, put it on flat board, placed leather over knife and then clamped it down using bits of timber between clamps and leather being careful to avoid leaving impressions of clamps/timber on the leather. Then formed piece was stitxhed onto the flat other half of the sheath and then the excess leather was carefully cut off. Its only the second I've ever done and worked a treat.

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