Welcome Home....

There are many different kinds of sheaths. I like the ones that snap up on the knife handle. The ones that snap lower around the thumb piece, to me, does not work well. Its easy to get the knife out, but not so easy to get the knife back in. 

Below is a picture of 10 different kinds of knife sheaths.

Do you have any different kinds or pictures of sheaths.

Views: 363

Add a Comment

You need to be a member of iKnife Collector to add comments!

Join iKnife Collector


Featured
Comment by Ken Spielvogel on May 16, 2014 at 13:29

Thanks J.J.

Ivars - I understand now, thanks for the tip.

Comment by J.J. Smith III on May 16, 2014 at 13:12
Ken, your buffalo sheatl looks good with that bowie.
Comment by Ivars on May 16, 2014 at 13:00

Okay!

Any type of leather sheath for long life and knife owner safety needs a spacer (except puukko sheathes, because they have wooden or plastic insert and sheathes what are combination of kydex and leather)! Its a piece of leather what stitches between sheath sides, no matter is it a pancake style sheath or is it a fold leather sheath (like yours Ken). 

Here is a more primitive pancake style sheath construction:

So if you have fold sheath than spacer just don't have that top part, because you have leather piece what folds on the spine! 

What for its needed?

First: It protects your sheath stitching, because when you ride blade in and out, edge rides on stitching, doesn't meter is it a leather laces or thread knife will cut it in pieces if not tomorrow than after some days! 

Second: nice and thick spacer made of heavy and hard leather protects you from knife and especially tip! My friend recently bought Ontario machete and modified it. When he was walking in woods he fall and machete stuck between his ribs and his leg and tip went throe the spacer and made a hole in leg! Now I'm making a nice sheath of 10 OZ leather with 12OZ  leather spacer what is pressed wet and made really hard after drying!  

I hope this will make clear question about spacer.


Featured
Comment by Ken Spielvogel on May 16, 2014 at 9:26

No, not sure what you mean???

Comment by Ivars on May 16, 2014 at 8:27

Looks good! Do you put spacer inside of the stitch to protect stitching?


Featured
Comment by Ken Spielvogel on May 16, 2014 at 6:39

Homemade Sheath from Buffalo Hide


Featured
Comment by Ken Spielvogel on May 9, 2014 at 17:11

Thanks Robert, that sheath is just not practical.

I might try that.

Comment by Robert Burris on May 9, 2014 at 17:09

I think the reason a sheath is made with that wrap around sheath is to save work and money. It's made with one piece of leather.

  The large Bowie sheath, you might get a knife maker to make one for you. It may not cost too much.


Featured
Comment by Ken Spielvogel on May 9, 2014 at 16:58

Need a Sheath for this Knife. Any ideas?


Featured
Comment by Ken Spielvogel on May 9, 2014 at 16:40

What is the purpose of making a knife sheath like this? Anyone know. It is very unhandy to get the knife back in the sheath, esp. 1 handed. The knife is great - they are  Case and I have two of them, but I do not like the sheaths. Maybe I will try to put the knives in a more usable sheath. What do you think.?

Franks Classic Knives

Latest Activity


Featured
Jeremy B. Buchanan commented on Les Swalm's photo
11 minutes ago
tim payne commented on Bill Myre's photo
14 minutes ago
tim payne commented on Les Swalm's photo
20 minutes ago
tim payne commented on Les Swalm's photo
22 minutes ago
Michael Squier commented on Ivars's group Whittling / Carving knives
26 minutes ago

Featured
Jeremy B. Buchanan replied to Jeremy B. Buchanan's discussion Tactical Wallets in the group Tactical & Combat Collectors Club
28 minutes ago
tim payne commented on Les Swalm's photo
29 minutes ago
Edward Angel left a comment for Steve Scheuerman (Manx)
31 minutes ago
Edward Angel left a comment for Steve Scheuerman (Manx)
32 minutes ago

Featured
Charles Sample commented on Terry Barkes's photo
32 minutes ago
Jan Carter commented on Ivars's group Whittling / Carving knives
35 minutes ago
tim payne commented on l.lantz's photo
37 minutes ago

Featured
Charles Sample left a comment for Edward Angel
38 minutes ago
tim payne commented on Terry Barkes's photo
40 minutes ago
J.J. Smith III commented on Ivars's group Whittling / Carving knives
51 minutes ago
Steve Hanner replied to Jeremy B. Buchanan's discussion Tactical Wallets in the group Tactical & Combat Collectors Club
1 hour ago

Featured
l.lantz replied to Jan Carter's discussion The ultimate match, is it useful? in the group The Modern Survivalist
1 hour ago
Steve Hanner replied to Jeremy B. Buchanan's discussion Tactical Wallets in the group Tactical & Combat Collectors Club
1 hour ago
Steve Hanner commented on Terry Barkes's photo
1 hour ago

Featured
l.lantz replied to Jeremy B. Buchanan's discussion Tactical Wallets in the group Tactical & Combat Collectors Club
1 hour ago

Reed Cutlery Company

Visit Lee' s Cutlery

iKC discount code ikc

Cherokee Knife Supply

© 2015   Created by Jan Carter.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service