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Posted: 10/27/2006 8:39:21 AM EST
This is from knifemaker and friend Ruben Calo

Making the paper blueprint.

Testing it.

Cutting the leather

Cutted leather.

Marking the holes.

Drilling the leather.

Stitching it.

I get the leather wet in soapy water and press it to remain flat.

Sewn sheath.

Other view.

Getting the dye ready.

Dyeing the sheath.

Dyed sheath.

Making a mold of the sheath to form the metal tip later.

Cutting the wood.

Sanding the wood.

Some more fine work...

Until it's exactly the same as the sheath.

Blueprint in cardboard for the insertion end metal piece.

Blueprint in cardboard for the tip metal piece.

Passing both blueprints to the sterling silver sheeth.


Cutting the sterling silver sheeth.

Somewhat formed pieces.

Testing fit.

Reheating the sterling silver.

Molding it exactly to fit on the wooden mold.

Molding the end piece for the tip end.


After the tip piece is welded, you just file away the excess of added metal.

Same with the entering piece.

Marking the sterling silver sheet for the "cap" of the entering piece.

Cutting the needed space for the blade to get inside the sheath.

Almost finished hole.

Taking care of imperfections from the rough cut.

How it looks after it gets welded to the other half of the entering piece.

Sanding both pieces.

Decorating the clip.

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