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Step 12: Making the sheath

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Start by cutting a big strip of bark. It needs to be 3 times wider than the blade and 4.5 times longer than the blade.
Then cut 2-3 thin strips of bark, cut them 3-5mm width. Trim the strips from lose moss and lose outer bark.
Bend the wide strip of bark and weave the thin strips around it. Continue until there's no more room and cut the end.

Here is a film showing how I weave the sheath.


 
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What kind of bark did you use and were did you get it.
morfmir (author)  Don,t try this at home5 years ago
It is birch bark. I bought it from a Danish webshop
http://linaa.dk/shop/birkebark-tynd-til-293p.html

If you have access to a suitable tree you can harvest the bark your self.

/Thomas