leather knife sheath problems


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moss590
July 17, 2008, 02:55 AM
hello i have a boot knife that i have worn out over the years and the button to the sheath has ripped the leather in half. i was woundering how i should go about fixing it, would a tight stiching do the job. this knife dose mean alot to me for sentimental resons thats why i want to rapair not replace

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CWL
July 17, 2008, 01:27 PM
If there is enough leather, you can try and restitch the leather. It may look good, or not.

You can also replace the leather pc. that is damaged with a new pc. of leather by removing the original stitching and putting on a new-cut pc. of leather & button snap, then restitch on using the original holes.

Lastly, you can have a new sheath made for it. I am assuming that the knife has sentimental value and not the sheath. You should be able to find several sheathmakers on www.bladeforums.com. -Or, if you have a shoe-repair guy in your town, you may try asking him if he can repair it for you.

Al Thompson
July 18, 2008, 02:54 AM
Shoemaker - one in my town is good at that sort of thing. :)

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