Knife Sheath – How to Make a Knife Case

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If you have a knife, it’s important to keep it safe and protected. A knife sheath is a great way to do this.

It’s also a lot of fun to make your own. Whether you’re just starting out or you’re an experienced leathersmith, there are plenty of ways to make your own knife sheath.


A knife case is a great way to store your favorite blade or carry it on the go. These cases can be found in a wide variety of sizes and colors. They also come with a variety of features that make them useful.

For example, some of these cases feature a zipper closure and handle straps. They also include 8 large internal pockets for storing folding knives.

These cases are available in a variety of materials, including leather and nylon. They have a padded plush interior that is perfect for protecting your blades from scratches and dings.

A case is the best way to keep your blade safe while on the go. It’s also a good way to show off your favorite pocket knife. The key to making a great knife case is choosing the right material, and using the proper techniques to assemble it. You’ll want to take note of the dimensions of your knife so you can find a case that fits it properly.


When it comes to making a knife case, you need a number of materials. These include leather, kydex, nylon and plastic.

The type of material that you choose will affect the overall look of your knife case. Leather is by far the most popular option and it has a few advantages, including its classic, timeless look.

However, it’s also known to rust, especially when exposed to moisture and sunlight. It can also become brittle, so it’s important to apply protective finishes regularly to keep it from degrading.

Another option is kydex, which is a durable thermoplastic material. It is a bit more expensive than leather, but it’s tougher and doesn’t rust as quickly.

Nylon and plastic sheaths can be less expensive than kydex, but they have some downsides as well. For instance, they can rattle when moving, and they can scratch the knife blade. They also can crack, depending on the hardness of the material used.


When making a knife case, you need to have a pattern that will help you to make the correct size for your knives. A good rule of thumb is to choose a piece of leather that is 400% larger than the area where you will be placing your knives and tools.

Once you have that pattern, you can transfer it onto a piece of cardstock or poster board. This will give you more stiff lines to trace on your leather.

Once you have your template, go to a store like Tandy or other brick and mortar shops where you can order your leather. Be sure to bring your paper layout along with you so that you can show the staff what you need and ask them for help when they are deciding on what to get you.


Sewing is a hobby that has many benefits for people of all ages. It is relaxing and can help to relieve stress and anxiety. It can also increase a person’s creativity and sense of achievement.

To make a knife case, you will need some leather, which can be purchased in a variety of colors and thicknesses. You will also need a sewing machine and thread to complete the project.

First, you will need to draw the sheath pattern on a piece of stiff cardboard. You will want to leave a little space in your pattern so that it can fit your knife comfortably.

Next, transfer the pattern to a thicker piece of paper. Using this, you will be able to trace the sheath’s curve and mark out the welt pattern.

Once you have traced out the sheath’s pattern and welt pattern, you will be ready to cut out your sheath. After you have completed the sheath, you will need to test it out with your knife to make sure that it fits correctly.

Ken Onion

Ken Onion is an innovative knifemaker whose work has revolutionized the industry. Born in 1963, he hails from Kaneohe, Hawaii, and invented the SpeedSafe assisted opening mechanism for Kershaw Knives - earning him a position as Premier Knife Designer with them.

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