Leather pocket knife sleeve for all outdoor activities.
a piece of leather
thread for leather and 2 needles
a very sharp cutter
drill with a nail on the front
grease for leathers (optional)
The first step is to measure and cut the leather at about 2 and a half times the length of the pocket knife and 2 times the width of the knife.
You now need to wet the leather and when it starts to dry clamp it like in the first photo so as to get the shape and form of the knife. You can also put some pressure with your fingers to give a better shape.
You need to wait about 24 hours for the leather to be completely dry and afterwards glue it. All these steps are executed with the pocket knife wrapped in cling film and left within the piece of leather.
Then you measure equal distances along the edges and you drill small holes with the nail on the drill (use the nail on the front of the drill to get a better result). Once you've done that you need to get two needles and the thread and start sewing with this pattern: first you pass through the hole the first needle from the right and then the second needle from the left in the same hole, making sure your thread is the same length on both sides. You follow the same routine throughout all the holes.
When you finish passing the thread through all the holes, at the last hole you need to take one of your needles and pass it again through the previous hole so as to have both needles at the same side to be able to tie a knot. After you have made the knot make sure that you burn the thread a bit to avoid possible fray.
An extra tip is to use grease for leathers in order to moisturise your leather and make it softer and waterproof.
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