Western Bowie Replacement Sheath


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HoosierQ
May 11, 2009, 11:38 AM
Not authentic but a fun project.

http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq266/quentin58/leather/Sheath_Bowie.jpg

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7X57chilmau
May 11, 2009, 12:12 PM
Looks good! Nice tooling, I've always left mine plain for lack of knowledge.....

J

HoosierQ
May 11, 2009, 01:25 PM
Tooling is pretty easy...the actual physical act of tooling that is. It is having the skill to do anything that looks good that is very hard. The Celtic Knot style is all I can do unless I can copy something simple. Traditional Spanish Colonial stuff...like you see on cowboy boots and saddlery..is an art form that takes a long time to learn and I can't do a bit of that.

messerist
May 11, 2009, 08:21 PM
Fine looking sheath!

CWL
May 11, 2009, 09:39 PM
Kinda looks "Celtic-Mexican" to me!

Regardless, it looks nice, I wish I could stitch leather.

HoosierQ
May 11, 2009, 09:46 PM
Celtic-Mexican...that's about right.

messerist
May 12, 2009, 05:46 AM
Hey alot of Irish settled in Mexico. Ever hear of a town called Guadal-O'hara?:)

BHP FAN
May 12, 2009, 10:14 AM
What did you use for the studs instead of a snap on the retaining strap,and where can I get some? just fine work,by the way.

HoosierQ
May 12, 2009, 10:47 AM
Those are screw in Sam Browne buttons that I got at tandy leather...small size. They work great. I use them on more ordinary knife sheathes and on IWB holsers...like the one below. I screw them in tight and secure them with red loctite and they aren't going anywhere. You need to play with the whole that snaps over the stud. I have a rotary punch. The small size stud fits the larges hole perfectly. Then 1 cm down I punch the smalles size on the punch and then cut from hole to hole. I usually remove some material on a bevel on the backside then.

http://i643.photobucket.com/albums/uu153/narmer_3100/leather_work/MP9c_IWB-1.jpg

BHP FAN
May 12, 2009, 01:52 PM
Sweet!How much are they? Do you have a part number?

HoosierQ
May 12, 2009, 02:03 PM
Looks like Item #11310-01 gilt, -02 nickel, .99 each. These are the screw backs. They are in their online catalog under "Bag Clasps and Closures" at www.tandyleatherfactory.com.

CabofDoom
May 12, 2009, 02:08 PM
Damn nice sheath. Had one made a few years ago for my Western Bowie.

Then, acouple of years back, the hilt started to work loose and I was able to get it to Camillus for a full refit just before they went under.

COD

BHP FAN
May 12, 2009, 03:26 PM
Thanks Hoosier,I just ordered ten!

hso
May 12, 2009, 08:05 PM
I'm impressed!

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