Re: Let me see your homemade sheaths!
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Read through this thread last night. Some really good work here!
I've been looking at leather pocket slips online for the last few months. Lots of companies on Instagram and Etsy making some nice items. Most of them are US or Europe based and with exchange and shipping would cost more than I'm willing to pay, so I purchased a leather stitching kit (for half the cost of a slip) and thought I'd have a go at making some myself.
Here's the result:
I'm pleased. The knife and light fit really well, and I had fun making them. I do have some questions if anyone wants to answer them...
I didn't glue the edges together. Do you guys glue before you stitch? If so what glue do you like to use?
I burnished the edges where the stitching is with water and saddle soap, then rubbed on some beeswax based leather care product (I use it on my work boots usually). I'm assuming having glued edges makes the finished burnished edge look way better. Would it work better to burnish the edges first then glue and stitch?, as now that it is stitched I can't burnish the top edges. Any tips on burnishing?