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Title: Simple Knife Sheath
Post by: Ian on 2014-05-20, 15:47:41
Here's a simple knife sheath I did up.  4 oz leather, dyed dark brown.  The design is based on some of the examples in Knives and Scabbards:

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5156/14207354696_15ce4cd6aa_b.jpg)

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2897/14043880750_9872beebbd_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Simple Knife Sheath
Post by: Sir Wolf on 2014-05-20, 16:08:52
ooo very nice. i like it
Title: Re: Simple Knife Sheath
Post by: Sir James A on 2014-05-20, 17:45:30
Your leatherworking AND photography are awesome. Two gauntlets up!
Title: Re: Simple Knife Sheath
Post by: Sir Edward on 2014-05-20, 18:18:13


Oooh, very nice!
Title: Re: Simple Knife Sheath
Post by: Sir Brian on 2014-05-20, 18:41:53
A knight of many talents! :)
Title: Re: Simple Knife Sheath
Post by: Sir Patrick on 2014-05-20, 18:53:57
Very nice!
Title: Re: Simple Knife Sheath
Post by: Ian on 2014-05-20, 18:56:46
If anyone needs something similar for a dagger or knife please let me know.  I will make similar in exchange for a sum of coin.  The next project will be a historically accurate leather purse with the proper linen lining.
Title: Re: Simple Knife Sheath
Post by: Sir Douglas on 2014-05-20, 18:58:11
Your leatherworking AND photography are awesome. Two gauntlets up!

This! ;D Though I suppose in my case it would be two mail mufflers up.
Title: Re: Simple Knife Sheath
Post by: Aiden of Oreland on 2014-05-20, 19:08:55
If anyone needs something similar for a dagger or knife please let me know.  I will make similar in exchange for a sum of coin.  The next project will be a historically accurate leather purse with the proper linen lining.

Awesome stuff as always Sir Ian! I can only hope to be as good if I get a camera for my day of birth ;)

And that is something I'll keep in mind.
Title: Re: Simple Knife Sheath
Post by: Sir Rodney on 2014-05-21, 03:47:27
Ian your talents, production level, and eye for period detail are amazing!   8)
Title: Re: Simple Knife Sheath
Post by: Sir Humphrey on 2014-05-22, 13:42:17
Ian, does it have a butted seam along the center back?

sir Humphrey
Title: Re: Simple Knife Sheath
Post by: Ian on 2014-05-22, 15:12:28
Ian, does it have a butted seam along the center back?

sir Humphrey

No, same seam as on the rondel dagger sheath.
Title: Re: Simple Knife Sheath
Post by: Sir Edward on 2014-05-22, 15:20:15

I'm also waiting to see if the sheath has auto-focus with face detection, and low-light capability. :)
Title: Re: Simple Knife Sheath
Post by: Ian on 2014-05-22, 15:24:12

I'm also waiting to see if the sheath has auto-focus with face detection, and low-light capability. :)

Face detection is for entry-level sheaths and has no use in high end cutlery ;)
Title: Re: Simple Knife Sheath
Post by: Sir William on 2014-05-22, 18:27:23
What about fingerprint/voice analysis to determine owner?  By the way, I like it!  I have a Windlass sword-hilted dagger, could you do one up for that?  I've got the coin; something simple in either black or blue would do.  Let me know; its low end cutlery so I'll go with the face detection option if you please.  ;)
Title: Re: Simple Knife Sheath
Post by: Ian on 2014-05-22, 19:16:59
What about fingerprint/voice analysis to determine owner?  By the way, I like it!  I have a Windlass sword-hilted dagger, could you do one up for that?  I've got the coin; something simple in either black or blue would do.  Let me know; its low end cutlery so I'll go with the face detection option if you please.  ;)

Cool, I've a very limited selection of dye right (dark brown, red, and oxblood) but when I order some more I will pick up more variety in colors and let you know.
Title: Re: Simple Knife Sheath
Post by: Sir William on 2014-05-22, 19:38:48
Very cool, sir.
Title: Re: Simple Knife Sheath
Post by: Ian on 2014-05-26, 00:04:02
New one, this time in oxblood with stamped fleur-de-lis motif.  The fleur-de-lis is insanely common on medieval English finds.

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3713/14082807450_000e4ee991_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Simple Knife Sheath
Post by: Sir Martyn on 2014-05-26, 02:13:52
Wow.  Nice work, Sir Ian!
Title: Re: Simple Knife Sheath
Post by: Sir Patrick on 2014-05-26, 21:31:52
Beautiful!
Title: Re: Simple Knife Sheath
Post by: Sir James A on 2014-05-27, 01:12:50
Excellent!! Can't wait til you make me one! That's what you're going to do next, isn't it? :)
Title: Re: Simple Knife Sheath
Post by: Sir William on 2014-05-27, 14:28:39
I like the shape of that knife, Sir Ian.  Nice job on the sheath too.
Title: Re: Simple Knife Sheath
Post by: Naythan on 2014-05-27, 18:53:18
Beautiful work!
Also for future knowledge, where do you purchase your leather from. I think It would be good for me to know should I ever want to do redo a certain sword of farbs ;)
Title: Re: Simple Knife Sheath
Post by: Ian on 2014-05-27, 18:59:08
Beautiful work!
Also for future knowledge, where do you purchase your leather from. I think It would be good for me to know should I ever want to do redo a certain sword of farbs ;)

I've purchased leather from many different sources.  I've bought from Tandy before, but only when they're running a sale as they tend to overcharge.  I find stuff on ebay from different leather shops.

Depending on what you're making, you generally want a piece of quality vegetable-tanned leather.  The animal (often cow, calf, goat etc..) and the weight of the leather (sold in ounces to denote how thick the leather is) will be dependent on the specific item, be it a knife sheath, purse, shoe etc... 

Vegetable tanned leather tools very well.  If you're not going to tool the leather, then you can use other types, but you start to drift from historical accuracy when you use things like chrome-tanned leather.  But even our veg-tan leather is not identical to the tannins used to tan (hence the word tan btw) the leather of the Middle Ages.
Title: Re: Simple Knife Sheath
Post by: Naythan on 2014-05-27, 19:02:42
Beautiful work!
Also for future knowledge, where do you purchase your leather from. I think It would be good for me to know should I ever want to do redo a certain sword of farbs ;)

I've purchased leather from many different sources.  I've bought from Tandy before, but only when they're running a sale as they tend to overcharge.  I find stuff on ebay from different leather shops.

Depending on what you're making, you generally want a piece of quality vegetable-tanned leather.  The animal (often cow, calf, goat etc..) and the weight of the leather (sold in ounces to denote how thick the leather is) will be dependent on the specific item, be it a knife sheath, purse, shoe etc... 

Vegetable tanned leather tools very well.  If you're not going to tool the leather, then you can use other types, but you start to drift from historical accuracy when you use things like chrome-tanned leather.  But even our veg-tan leather is not identical to the tannins used to tan (hence the word tan btw) the leather of the Middle Ages.

As for area it would be my grip, I was thinking as a source of using an old wallet, but I doubt that would be terribly accurate.
So looking on ebay may be a good option for me.
Also, What does it mean to "Tool" leather?
Title: Re: Simple Knife Sheath
Post by: Sir Edward on 2014-05-27, 19:58:06
Also, What does it mean to "Tool" leather?

Making embossed designs, via compression and/or carving the surface.
Title: Re: Simple Knife Sheath
Post by: Naythan on 2014-05-28, 23:52:48
Also, What does it mean to "Tool" leather?

Making embossed designs, via compression and/or carving the surface.


Something Ian is very good at.