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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.

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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


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.

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?

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

Homemade Sheath from Buffalo Hide

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.

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

Need a Sheath for this Knife. Any ideas?

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.?

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