Trade knife sheath

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  1. Jun 6, 2019 #1

    Kansas Kid

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    image.jpg image.jpg So I finished one of these trade knives a few weeks ago and wanted a sheath for a lefty so here it is.
     
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    Did you welt it? I’ve cut so many sheaths open before I learned to welt them
     
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    Yes there’s a welt and double needle saddle stitch.
     
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    That’s a very clean looking sheath, nice lines. :cool:
     
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    Thanks, I real happy with it. Used a small gouge and a hoop scraper in the spine area to thin the leather so it would fold tightly. The little protrusion at the handle keeps it tight plus give a thumb push spot to withdraw the knife.
     
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    This is the parfleche-type sheath I made for a 6" bowie.

    (RH = paper pattern I made first)

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    Hidden sewn inside is a self-modified plastic blade protector, originally from a Dollar Store knife (crappo- I bought & tossed the blade to get the sheath liner)

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    Two other sheaths I fooled around with

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    Looks perfecly serviceable to me! Especially once it gets a few miles on it, it looks like to me it should age well and I think will look even better once it has been around the block once or twice! Nice work.
     
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    Trying to imagine how it rides on your belt, is it horizontal to the ground? If so, do you plan on carrying it across the small of your back?

    Nice clean/basic sheath. It should serve you well and I agree it will look even better as it ages.

    Gus
     
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    Yes, horizontal carry from right side cross to left side. Never really thought of small of back.
     
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    I'm not familiar with the term "parfleche-type". What design features would this include?


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    Been a while since I was in old fashioned buckskinning in the 70's, but parfleche refers to dried rawhide (normally from buffalo skins) that were fashioned into envelopes or containers in the lodge (tipi) to contain food or small items. They were usually painted with designs that were common to the tribe the owner belonged to.

    I think Kansas Kid means similar to the painted designs of a parfleche and construction technique of assembling them with rawhide lacing, whip stitched around the edges.

    Gus
     
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    Thanks for the explanation, Gus ! :) :thumbs up:
     
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    You are most welcome.

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    'Preciate the info .... thank you sir.
    Steve
     
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    Thank you for the kind words and you are most welcome as well.'

    Parfleche containers were especially useful for NA Plains Tribes that had to move during the seasons. Their light weight and comparative ease to make were both highly advantageous to the nomadic life style and having to move primarily with horses and travois', but no carts or wagons.

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