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Yesterday I made the best sheath I have made to date. I have a ways to go to rival you guys but it is a high water mark for me so I am proud of it :) The only issue is that I made it backwards and it is therefore left handed...

So if there is someone out there who is 1 left handed and 2 in agreement that this is a use able sheath let me know and I will send it to you. The knife is a 3 inch bladed Walmart special but it is now wicked sharp (I can sharpen better than I can work leather) the handle could use some contouring but for a small utility knife it works. Would like to keep it in the USA as I am not keen on shipping a blade abroad.

Also if anyone has any tips that will make my next sheath better lay it on me :)
 

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thats a good sheath,i[almost] always cut out a paper template and put it togethor first because it is Really easy to get backwards when working with leather [or kydex] if your paper template comes out backwards just reverse the folds,lolthen make your cuts,you can also use a shrpie to make a dot on interior sides.i love stitching up sheaths,and some come out pretty good :) keep at it,it only gets better
 

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I think what I did was make the paper template correctly and when I transferred it to the stiffer card board that is where I flipped it. Oh well live and learn :)

Thanks for the kind words and advice :)
 

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You inspired me Raventree78 to make a sheath for my Original Skaard Cutter! I used a piece of an old leather powerlifting belt for the sheath. It is really stuff and sense so I had to soak it so I could crease it. I used hot water mixed with vegetable oil. Not sure why I chose that, but it worked. I put in in the vice for a few days so it could set. Then I used the drill press to make my stitching holes. Then I just used a saddle stitch with waxed string. A loop of paracord and she is good to go! It was my Shop knife, now it is my Truck-n-Trail knife!
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Wowzers nice work guys! That sheath looks awesome MO and I like the scalpel vibe on the knife skarrd, what kind of rivets did you use on your sheath? :)
 

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Hey... This has become a cool DIY knife sheath thread! I have only ever made one... Threw it together out of necessity to give a "Kiridashi" I acquired a home so it can be thrown into my toolbox. This little blade is is my "forever exacto" (it's sharper than any exacto tho! ). I picked it up recently in Tokyo. It's hand forged with "Aogami" carbon steel so it'll take and retain a wicked edge.

I used some buffalo nubuck I had been using for slingshot pouches and learned how to saddle stitch on the fly... not a very neat stitch but it'll do... I think I should have given it a welt as well - maybe if this one comes apart, I'll do it again properly.
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Hey... This has become a cool DIY knife sheath thread! I have only ever made one... Threw it together out of necessity to give a "Kiridashi" I acquired a home so it can be thrown into my toolbox. This little blade is is my "forever exacto" (it's sharper than any exacto tho! ). I picked it up recently in Tokyo. It's hand forged with "Aogami" carbon steel so it'll take and retain a wicked edge.

I used some buffalo nubuck I had been using for slingshot pouches and learned how to saddle stitch on the fly... not a very neat stitch but it'll do... I think I should have given it a welt as well - maybe if this one comes apart, I'll do it again properly.
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Love the Kiridashi. Looks like you only need one though!

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Wowzers nice work guys! That sheath looks awesome MO and I like the scalpel vibe on the knife skarrd, what kind of rivets did you use on your sheath? :)
thanks,i use the smaller rivets from hobby lobby,the tandy leather folks moved to the other side of Houston,so HL it is
 

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Hey... This has become a cool DIY knife sheath thread! I have only ever made one... Threw it together out of necessity to give a "Kiridashi" I acquired a home so it can be thrown into my toolbox. This little blade is is my "forever exacto" (it's sharper than any exacto tho! ). I picked it up recently in Tokyo. It's hand forged with "Aogami" carbon steel so it'll take and retain a wicked edge.

I used some buffalo nubuck I had been using for slingshot pouches and learned how to saddle stitch on the fly... not a very neat stitch but it'll do... I think I should have given it a welt as well - maybe if this one comes apart, I'll do it again properly.
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Love the Kiridashi. Looks like you only need one though!

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Oh no the Kiridashi needs Friends,,,,,,Lots of Friends :)
 

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i was hesitant to post this,and im not trying to hijack the thread,but after seeing urban shooters pics i had to post this.In my opinion the Kiridashi is the epitome of blades,ithe grace and simplicity of its form,the functionabilty,and style is,of all the blades i have or have had,my favorite.i made this one for a girl friend,who is an artist,out of a worn out Nicholson file,gutted paracord handle wrap,and its sheath is actually a poplar and red oak box. Hope this post will be ok with you my friend.She Loved it :)
 

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Another fine blade Skarrd. I need to place an order with you for a Kiridashi. I like the ones I've seen online and such but they are too rich and dainty. I'm a commoner, not a dandy.

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i was hesitant to post this,and im not trying to hijack the thread,but after seeing urban shooters pics i had to post this.In my opinion the Kiridashi is the epitome of blades,ithe grace and simplicity of its form,the functionabilty,and style is,of all the blades i have or have had,my favorite.i made this one for a girl friend,who is an artist,out of a worn out Nicholson file,gutted paracord handle wrap,and its sheath is actually a poplar and red oak box. Hope this post will be ok with you my friend.She Loved it :)
Wow! That's a gorgeous Kiridashi! I love the subtle texturing on the surface from the file and the grind looks really good. Any artist would really enjoy using this. I agree it's the epitome of functional simplicity! You guys are amazing with what you are able to craft and you do it so darned well. Respect!!
 

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Wowzers that is a sweet blade skarrd, I like that style of blade a lot but it is the one style that I have yet to own. I love the paracord work and that box is super nice too. Just the total compilation is amazing :)

Just curious, did you put any treatment on the paracord or is it just the light? Thanks :)
 

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Another fine blade Skarrd. I need to place an order with you for a Kiridashi. I like the ones I've seen online and such but they are too rich and dainty. I'm a commoner, not a dandy.

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Thanks Mo,i will look around here n see what I have metal wise,big hands right?
 

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i was hesitant to post this,and im not trying to hijack the thread,but after seeing urban shooters pics i had to post this.In my opinion the Kiridashi is the epitome of blades,ithe grace and simplicity of its form,the functionabilty,and style is,of all the blades i have or have had,my favorite.i made this one for a girl friend,who is an artist,out of a worn out Nicholson file,gutted paracord handle wrap,and its sheath is actually a poplar and red oak box. Hope this post will be ok with you my friend.She Loved it :)
Wow! That's a gorgeous Kiridashi! I love the subtle texturing on the surface from the file and the grind looks really good. Any artist would really enjoy using this. I agree it's the epitome of functional simplicity! You guys are amazing with what you are able to craft and you do it so darned well. Respect!!
Thanks so much for the kind words :)
 
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