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Oops, forgot the instructions

Its just the marking out of the welt, but the use of the safety beveller. Only that one edge shown is trimmed down (tapered), so its a nice fit when the sheath is folded. The beveller is used the same on the visible end of the belt loop.

Ready for stitching.

The knife is by Smallholder1 off this site. Another great knifemaker

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Oops, forgot the instructions

Its just the marking out of the welt, but the use of the safety beveller. Only that one edge shown is trimmed down (tapered), so its a nice fit when the sheath is folded. The beveller is used the same on the visible end of the belt loop.

Ready for stitching.

The knife is by Smallholder1 off this site. Another great knifemaker

its looking good mate

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Its not a very clear photo from my phone, but trying for a good fit, before soaking and moulding.

 

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Oil or wax the blade, then wrap the knife in clingfilm.

Soak the sheath without the knife in it, for a few minutes.

Then put the knife in the soaked sheath, and using a teaspoon, press around the shape of the handle, pushing the leather into shape. Leave the knife in, and put somewhere warm and dry, like an airing cupboard ( Not on a radiator ) for 24 hours. Remove the knife, and as the leather is still damp, stain it now and put ( just the sheath ) back in the cupboard to dry for another 3 or 4 days.

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Best to phone Le Prevo and explain what your making, and they will help you.

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Still not a very good photo, but you can still see it.

Now stained, and drying out.

Better photo when its finished

 

 

 

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Its Dylon stain, from the local shoe repair shop. See photo on page one.

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