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I had an old hatchet that had no sheath! Plenty of leather so here goes!
Trace the shape of your hatchet onto leather. Allowing about 1/2 to 3/4 inch for lacing holes on the right edge and half of bottom. See pics.
Trace the other side onto leather. Smooth side up . Now you have two halves Also allow for the lacing holes like the other side, and .Alowing a 1/2 to...
Remember you want the shiny side out and the rough side in. So trace the back piece on the rough side. Then cut it out.Use an exacto knife or similar...
Get a good punch and punch the holes for the lace. Hole punching goes fast with a good, sharp punch. don't scrimp here, it will save time in the long ...
Cut out a belt loop to hang the sheath from your belt. It is just a strap about 9" long by 1 & 1/4 inches wide. Punch four holes, spaced evenly at eac...
This is the belt loop placement and the two foot tie down lace it is attached with.
Punch two holes on each piece , one above the other. so when you overlap the two the holes will line up over each other. See pic.
You will need a button to tie down your hatchet. You can use leather , wood, or antler. I had just recently found a dropped deer antler while walking ...
Get about 2 feet of lace, the diameter that will fit snugly in the holes you have punched. Tie a knot on one end. Cut the other end on a sharp angle ...
Take a short piece of lace (six to eight inches) and lace up the hammer side. Line up the two holes over each other. Knot the ends. Cut off excess lac...
Try out the fit of your new sheath. Expect many compliments. I sure got plenty !. Everyone who see it wants one! Enjoy. Triumphman.
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