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Tutorials - Making a sheath and sharpening a knife
Some sheath making steps and how I make sure all my knives get really sharp.
Stitching the sheath. (Pictures 1, 2 and 3)

Knife. (Pictures 4 and 5)

Sanding the sheath to get rid of the imperfections on the edges. (Pictures 6 and 7)
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Dyeing the leather with special paint. (Picture 8 and 9)

Materials used and knife (sheath is getting dry to I can polish it) (Picture 10)

Applying leather polish to the dyed sheath. (Picture 11)

Polishing the sheath. (Picture 12)

The knife had an edge already, but I always leave the final sharpening to when I finish the sheath. This way I don't have to mind about the knife getting dull from the process and most important, I minimize the risk of cutting myself deeply as it had happen in the past.

First step of the final grinding: big belt. (Picture 13)

Second step of the final grinding: small belt. (Picture 14)
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Third step of the final grinding: stropping on a greased leather piece pinned to a flat piece of wood. (Picture 15)

Final step of the final grinding: ceramic rod. One direction. (Picture 16)

Other direction. (Picture 17)
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Finished Knife and Sheath
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