Check out our short videos detailing how to easily create beautiful Kydex or leather knife sheaths.
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Easy Saddle Stitch for sewing leather knife sheaths
Let the Kydex cool for at least ten minutes. The knife sheath can then be removed from the press. You can finish cutting out the shape with a pin or band saw and then smooth out the shape on a belt sander. The halves can be attached with grommets. Please check out the short video posted above to see the entire process we used to create a variety of Kydex knife sheaths.
Start by designing the sheath. Kydex is easy to work with and you can make a variety of sheath designs with it. The two basic designs are one piece fold over or two pieces grommeted together.
The Speedy Stitcher makes it simple for anyone to hand sew leather. Perfect for beginner or novice leather workers.
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DIY Easy Knife Sheaths. Learn how to create beautiful Kydex and Leather knife sheaths the easy way. These simple procedures can be used to create beautiful kydex or leather knife sheaths.
We heated up the Kydex in an oven at 325 degrees. It only takes a few minutes to warm up. Test it with a spatula. As soon as its flexible take it out. You do not want to overheat it.
We used a simple press made from foam and 1x6 pine. Lay the heated Kydex on top of the knife and in the position you want and then clamp the press together,
Easy DIY Leather knife sheath
Create beautiful basket weave leather stamping designs to enhance knife sheaths