Make an Old World Rawhide Knife Sheath
With this course you'll learn how to transform rawhide into an extraordinary knife sheath worthy of camp or trail. [Wonderful afternoon project and no leatherworking experience required!]
Make an Extraordinary Rawhide Knife Sheath!
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Jamie does an awesome job showing you how to make a rawhide sheath. This is a great step by step tutorial, easy to follow, with plenty of detail.
Jamie does an awesome job showing you how to make a rawhide sheath. This is a great step by step tutorial, easy to follow, with plenty of detail.Read Less
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What can you expect to learn?
Learn how to design and make patterns for almost any knife
Learn how to cut, shape and wet form rawhide
Learn how to use decorative tacks for a welt and mechanical hold
Learn tips & tricks that will take your rawhide crafting to the next level
Learn how to dye, color and protect your custom useable art
Below is a list of items you'll need to complete this course (online purchase links from tandyleather.com and amazon.com for tacks, rawhide, dye, and Old Hickory Butcher Knives are inlcuded inside of the course):
Knife: 7 or 5-inch Old Hickory Butcher Knives work great but any kitchen-style butcher knife will work as well (Amazon link to 7" Old Hickory: https://amzn.to/2MAoi5D )
4-6 oz. Rawhide from leather supply company or natural hide of deer size and weight
3/4 Shank Upholstery Tacks
Light and/or dark brown leather dye (show dye will work too)
Glue: White glue or wood glue
Clamps: 6-8 small spring clamps or equivalent
Hammer: Any small hammer will work
Awl: A crafting awl or sharp punch
Pliers: Needle nose pliers or Multitool
Old World Rawhide Sheath
FREE TEMPLATE INCLUDED
Meet Your Instructor
Outdoor Skills Instructor and maker of fine rustic goods
Jamie L. Burleigh is a founder of The Old World Alliance operating from Port Huron, Michigan. He is a staff instructor at select outdoor institutions and reserves teaching a cross cultural curriculum to both young and old. Currently, Jamie is working as an author, outdoor skills instructor, and craftsman of fine rustic goods. Re-Learning old ways and implementing them truly enhances his family's lifestyle and well-being. Much of what he has gained through this journey is shared within the community he is building called The Old World Alliance. The Burleigh's are always eager to share their love of the old ways and accomplishments over a warm campfire. More info at: www.oldworldalliance.com
How to Make a Rawhide Knife Sheath
- Terms & Conditions, Disclaimers, and Waiver of Liability
- Welcome to the course!
- A Word on Safety
YOUR FREE TEMPLATE DOWNLOAD
- Printable Template for 7" Old Hickory Butcher Knife
Building your Rawhide Sheath: Step-by-Step
- How to Create Your Paper Sheath Template
- Transfering Tempalte to Rawhide, Wet Forming, Rawhide, and Tacking Sheath
- Final Build Details & Cutting the Belt Slit
- Dying Completed Rawhide Sheath and Finishing Touches
- Final Thoughts & Sheath Maintenance
Butcher Style Knives:
This sheath works best with butcher-style knives. Below is an AMAZON link if you don't have one already.
7" Old Hickory Butcher Knife (same one used in the course & for FREE template): https://amzn.to/2LS0k5Z