View Full Version : I did it, my first attempt at leathercraft
Yep i did it, i made a sheath for the axe i was given, im well chuffed with the way it turned out for a first attempt, cheated and used rivets though, might have a go at stiching the strap in place rather than use a rivet, would look much nicer i think, still the sheath is functional and that's all i need it to be, at least i wont cut myself wide open on the edge now.
Well done Maver, it looks good enough to me mate :)
That ain't bad mate, looks respectfull enough to me :)
Good job, it certainly looks robust enough. I think you should stitch the strap as you say. I have an Estwing (Puke smiley!) and the sheath has a press stud closure. This has left a mark on the side of face of the axe, which was there when I got it. The rivet may leave a mark on your axe head, and you wouldn't want that! Also, as you say, it would look nicer.
I don't think using rivets on the rest is cheating though, it's been well executed.
Well done m8 =) I gotta make me one of those aswell. But first i guess i should probably sharpen it a bit :P
Thanks for the encouragement chaps, now , what to make next? ;)
Great stuff m8
I'll have to have a bash at that myself
If you do stitch it you should use a middle layer of leather so the blade is contacting that instread of the thread.
I made an "ax purse" including shoulder strap and I used rivets too. Could have stitched it but I was in too much of a hurry. I did use a middle layer though but just a thin one as that's all I had.
That looks very nice.
OhCanada, what axe is that?
Removed the rivet holding on the strap today and stiched it in instead, looks much nicer, plus it wont mark the head like a rivey would, the other side has a small catch that is held on with a rivet, but i covered the head inside the sheath to stop that marking the blade, oh i also gave the leather a good polish as well, finished article pictured below.