At this point I realized that I should have built a "boss" into the back to space a belt loop out from the sheath; my knife handle is much thicker on the side that will be facing in. Some more thought showed that the knife handle is also quite heavy, thus making it top heavy. More thought said to use wire, so I bent a piece of 1/16" music wire to fit and angled it upward to lower the center of gravity of the knife by about an inch. I colored the wire with a brown sharpie roughed the ends and super-glued it into 2 holes I drilled in the top of the sheath. I then thought about giving it more strength and beauty by wrapping it with thread in half hitches giving it a spiraling effect (roughen the surface to give epoxy a good grip), dowsing it with super glue, colored it with my sharpie and then coated it with clear epoxy. Sorry for lack of photos, but this happened without remembering to shoot them. Along with wrapping the top of the sheath with polypropylene twine that I also colored with my brown sharpie. The belt loop was recycled from webbing on an old leather belt that was given new life with a little bear grease. I also wrapped over the loops' stitches for insurance and to cover over poor sewing skills LOL. I covered the twine with semi gloss polyurethane, and the rest of the sheath got satin finish (before it was wrapped).
At 8 1/2" x 1" it fits easily in the front pocket of my jeans; will it qualify for the pocket sized contest?