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That looks nice. I like the shapes you put in the reinforcement around the top. Dyeing it a different color was a good call as well...gives it a classy look. Kudos.

 

Good looking knife too.

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Mark,

 

When my RMJ Hawks come in, I will hire you to make a Leather Sheath for my Berzerker when I get it, I will be in touch Mid October when I am stateside, I love your work by the way!

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Wow.  Love the lacework on that one.  I've made a sheath for one of my knives that, because I intended it to give a sort of 'mountain man' look I used leather thongs to 'lace' the whole thing instead of using stitching but have never tried my hand at the smaller/finer lacing material like you used here and certainly not with the woven/almost braided looking pattern like you used.  The very subtle tooling on the main body of the sheath is a perfect balance to the more intricate looking lacework (is that a stamp or maybe a combo of stamps?)  Then there is the contrast of colors with the darker ('chocolate') brown on the lacework and the accent strap (with more tooling that sets the whole thing off very nicely) against the lighter color of the main sheath (almost looks like some leather that I have done using coffee as a light stain/coloring on the leather.)  That light color was a great choice, as well, as it reflects the almost 'faded, antique' (and I mean that in a good way) look of the lighter areas of the handle on the knife, itself.  It brings the whole setup together as one, very solid visual package.  Lastly, that little 'spearpoint' sort of detail on the darker leather beneath the belt clip on the reverse of the sheath - by the very fact that it wasn't really necessary - shows your attention to detail and a desire to give the sheath an appealing, finished look from every angle.  Very, very nice work. 

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Thanks. I might have gone a little overboard on the strap stamping. The lacing takes awhile. And a lot of lace. Probably why it isn't seen very often.

 

Yeah, even with the few holsters and sheaths I make from time to time my hands cramp for a few days afterward just from the hand sewing, etc.  I imagine that doing that kind of lacing would be a real pain in the..uh...fingers.

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I made a gunbelt for Spots once. I estimate it took near 2000 stitches. I will never make another. Stitching is not my favorite part of the job.

It helps that GT and Sybo send me some really nice knives... Inspires more effort on my part. I can make utilitarian sheaths but enjoy doing something a bit nicer, and their work deserves the effort, so the credit belongs to them.
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I made a gunbelt for Spots once. I estimate it took near 2000 stitches. I will never make another. Stitching is not my favorite part of the job.

It helps that GT and Sybo send me some really nice knives... Inspires more effort on my part. I can make utilitarian sheaths but enjoy doing something a bit nicer, and their work deserves the effort, so the credit belongs to them.

 

Oh, I think that the knives and sheaths involved here are nice enough that there is plenty of credit to go around for all involved.

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