It's a lot of fun making knives. I read a bunch of instructables on knife making that were excellent and decided to make my own. The knife I made was from a super thick piece of steel that I had laying around. It has a mahogany handle and brass pins. Pretty simple. But this instructable is not about the knife. Here you'll see how I made a tooled sheath for it.

Step 1: Tools and Material

I used quite a few tools made for leather working, but you can get away with a lot less.



-stitching awl

-leather stamping or carving tools

-non-metal mallet (never use a steel hammer on your tools)

-leather edger or beveler

-sand paper

-wing divider

-saddlery needles

-hole punch

-straight edge

-cutting board


-Vegetable tanned leather

-1 heavy duty snap

-2 rivets

-various leather dyes and/or paints


<p>nice bro. hoping to make knife first though</p>
<p>Amazing ... gave me BiG time insperation to make one when I'm done with my knife!!</p>
<p>Awesome work it looks amazing!</p>
<p>Beautiful Work!</p>
<p>Beautiful Work!</p>
buiteafull work ?
<p>Nice Work, Sure beats learning how to STOP a 630' freighter!</p>
<p>I am so impressed with everything you do!! This is absolutely stunning.</p>
<p>Beautiful knife! That is my favourite design. Very much like my Condor Bushlore.</p><p>What kind of steal did you use?</p>
<p>Just used some junk steel I had lying around. It's my first knife and didn't spend a lot of time on it. Just wanted to see how it would turn out with the minimal tools that I have. Going buy some better steel from Admiral steel in Chicago to make some real blades. Made it in Ecuador.</p>
<p>Nice knife, when are you going to do an instructable for one</p>
<p>I made it after reading a bunch of ibles&quot; and don't know if I could add to the knowledge. Thanks for the comment though! </p>
<p>Well done!! Sharp smooth cuts and the colors go well with the design!</p>
<p>Thanks for the look!</p>
Where do you you buy your leather? I'm looking to get into leather working, but I don't really know where to get the leather from.
<p>Try to find a Tandy leather factory near you just to get your feet wet. There aren't a lot of brick and mortar leather stores around. Otherwise buy on-line. try Springfield leather company. Just use some basic tools you may have around the house at first then little by little you can buy some better tools. </p>
<p>traumatized looks awesome!!! sooo many tools!!</p>
<p>What guy doesn't like tools?</p>
<p>where did you get the leather and how muxh was it?</p>
<p>I love it! The colors and shaping of the sheath are beautiful. I also love the knife it looks brilliant! Thanks for posting!</p>
<p>Very nice job - it looks awesome!</p>
<p>thanks Holly, Your tablet case looks great. Like the feather. Very lifelike</p>
<p>This is a fantastic piece. The knife is beatiful too. Did you make it also?</p>
<p>Thanks! Yeah I made it a couple months ago. First knife. I hope to make more. We'll see what happens...</p>
<p>Wow, somehow I must have skipped right over the intro. I totally missed that you already said that.</p>
<p>hah! no worries</p>
<p>Very nice work, I wish you luck in the leather working contest, you have a vote from me : )</p>
<p>That's really purty looking, but here's the problem...when you make yourself such a nice sheath, you end up not using it for fear of ruining it, or at least that's how I am. lol. Great work!</p>
<p>This is great! so going to make one for my crocodile dundee knife.</p>
Beautiful work but you should consider a metal insert or heavy wire stitching in the event you fall on it to prevent a puncture through the sheath and a resulting stab wound. I am sure the knife you made is very sharp as all knife makers and owners pride themselves on the sharpness! Nice job.
<p>Yeah... not gonna happen. This is tough saddle leather. There is no way it would poke through. I'd have to have a 20' fall to make that happen. So, I'm not worried about that. Thanks for the look!</p>
What do u use the knife for. Survival, bushcraft, EDC???
<p>Basically it's my camping knife. I keep it in my go bag.</p>
<p>Another very complete one...great job...double plus good.....</p>
<p>Thanks so much!</p>
<p>That is just beautiful work! </p>
<p>Thanks Penolopy!</p>

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