Introduction: DIY Wood Knife Sheath

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Wooden knife sheaths offer some great advantages to leather and plastic sheaths. Wood sheaths don't hold water and dirt against your knives like leather sheaths do, and still have that great natural look plastic sheaths don't offer. Wooden sheath are traditional in japan.


jamesfishlips (author)2014-02-21

Wow! Very nice job. I like everything about it. The little touches w/ the horizontal pieces of the string wrap. Then you finished it off w/ the shoe polish. who-da-tunk!. Great job all the way around. I have been doing leather for more than 20 and have never made a wooden sheath. I just finished a 14" Confederate blade and wanted something a little more stable. I thought of a wood sheath wrapped in leather, but I like your idea better. Thanks so much for the little video.

Basement_Craftsman (author)2013-06-28

This is the second time I've seen this video. I came across it a while back Youtube. Maybe twice hmmm....well good work

alanemartin (author)2013-02-04

Nice sheath. I've got a coupe that would look better in a wood sheath.

On safety, though, gloves and table saws usually don't mix. And at the 2:00 mark, when you leave the cutoff with the blade spinning...that's a potential projectile.

nepheron (author)alanemartin2013-02-04

I'm glad you liked it! You are absolutely right about safety. I botched that, but man it was freezing cold outside :)

gary.918 (author)2013-02-03

very nice. great work on the table saw. good work.

tech dawg (author)2012-12-12

this is completely awesome! I would attempt to make it but im missing an essintial component.......the knife....

EmcySquare (author)tech dawg2012-12-13

Just google for "greenpete knife making" and you'll have an extremelly good starting point

nepheron (author)tech dawg2012-12-12

Glad you liked it! The knife in the video is one I made myself from scratch, it's currently the best knife I own. You could start at the very beginning, and make a knife of your very own, then make the sheath! :)

rgilliam (author)tech dawg2012-12-12

Just make your knife out of an old file - use a sander to shape it and glue wood to both sides as a handle. Drill holes in the handle, push brass round stock threw the holes; shape it with sandpaper & a router if you like.

EmcySquare (author)2012-12-12


But.. do you need the thickness of the blade of the table saw to be the same of the knife blade? What if they don't match?

nepheron (author)EmcySquare2012-12-12

Thanks! if your knife blade is thicker than the saw blade, you might have to do more than one pass.

rgilliam (author)EmcySquare2012-12-12

Just make a second cut - move your guide over and cut next to it.

rgilliam (author)2012-12-12

Thanks - I make knives and pens, It gave me an Idea of a wooden pen box. I use my bandsaw a lot, but now I will use my tablesaw for the deep cuts - thanks.

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