Leather Knife Sheath Help

Discussion in 'DIY Projects' started by CA357, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    I'd like to make a sheath for my Randy Porter bowie knife. Everywhere I've looked seems to sell whole hides. I only need a piece of leather about a foot or so square. It has to be relatively thick like holster leather. I plan on lacing it rather than sewing it although I'll probably have a shoe repair guy stitch the belt loop on it.

    Has anybody either got a piece around that size or can you point me in the right direction? Thanks.
     
  2. Jay

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    I get my chunks from the local shoe repair guy. The link below will take you to the site of a gent in Idaho, that does superb leather work. He may well have be able to help you out.

    Levergun Leather Works Products Page

    Good luck, and I got the grips for Jetgirl.... I neglected to let you know they arrived safely...apologies.
     

  3. Poink88

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    Go to Google maps, put your area then search for leather stores.

    Tandy leather worked for me before, they sell lots of scrap leather pieces. I read that you can use old leather stuff...like leather handbags, jackets, etc. Depending on your desired end product that might work for you. If so, go to Goodwill and or Salvation Army and see if they have anything that you can use.

    God luck!!!
     
  4. CA357

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    Great ideas guys. Thanks.
     
  5. jetgirl

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    I was on it! :)
    And thanks again, CA357 !!
     
  6. CA357

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    How do they look?
     
  7. jetgirl

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    I like the look but I think I *might* have to get someone who knows what they are doing to help me alter the size a little.
    To keep from hijacking this Knife thread, I'll post some pics elsewhere so you can see what I mean...
     
  8. CA357

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    Okay. PM me and let me know what needs to be done. Maybe I can help.
     
  9. jetgirl

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    Oops!
    Posted it in my original thread about the RIA before I saw this!
    No worries...my cousin is a woodworker by trade and I called him to see if he'd take a look at them...
    Thanks for the offer to help though!
     
  10. M14sRock

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    Don if you have a Tandy in Sacto they will set you up. I got a pile of materials to make some sheaths from the one near me. This was my first try at making the sheath that was living between my ears.

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  11. Dzscubie

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    Don,

    Linda and I have as much Leather as you need all you need to do is send us a PM and tell us how much you want and we will get it out to you. Ask and you shall receive. :)


    Scubie
     
  12. CA357

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    Thanks and bless you both. PM inbound. :)
     
  13. freefall

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    Draw a pattern of what you want on a brown paper bag. Leave a half-inch extra on every dimension, you'll be glad you did. Don't forget some for the welt. To sew on belt loops, etc, I like to glue the piece in place with Barge Cement, mark with a stitching wheel, drill holes with a 1/16" bit in a Dremel, then saddle stitch. Also the way I sew the back seam, after gluing in the welt.
     
  14. CA357

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    Free, some of that made sense. I'm a leather noob. :eek:
     
  15. Neophyte1

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    Bump

    I hope you are going to do follow ups with this "project"; It will be a learning experience; :)
     
  16. CA357

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    I hadn't thought of it, but it's a good idea. I will post pictures and details even if it's embarrassing. :eek:
     
  17. Gunfan--actic

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  18. CA357

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    Thanks for the link.

    This is more or less what I have in mind:

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    It won't be tooled and the edge will be laced. I figure to fold over a flap in back and stitch and glue it in place. for the belt loop. That way, the handle will ride at belt height.
     
  19. Gunfan--actic

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    I really dig that knife! Did you make it? I'm working on reshaping an OLD meat cleaver blade a bit, polishing it out, and putting a neat handle(s) on it right now. In the process of moving and am working on getting this different shop set up and my tools and machines put in it to suit me. Cool knife thanks for sharing it.
     
  20. CA357

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    No, I bought it from Randy Porter, a member here. He does great work and his prices are incredible. He's also a Vendor here.

    Here's a link to his Facebook page that shows some of his knives.

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