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Tutorials - Making a Sheath for a Criollo Knife
Detailed step by step description on how to make this type of sheath.
Making the paper blueprint. (Picture 1)

Testing it. (Picture 2)

Cutting the leather. (Picture 3)

Cutted leather. (Picture 4)

Marking the holes. (Picture 5)

Drilling the leather. (Picture 6)

Stitching it. (Picture 7)
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I get the leather wet in soapy water and press it to remain flat. (Picture 8)

Sewn sheath. (Picture 9)

Other view. (Picture 10)

Getting the dye ready. (Picture 11)

Dyeing the sheath. (Pictures 12 and 13)

Dyed sheath. (Pictures 14 and 15)
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Making a mold of the sheath to form the metal tip later. (Picture 16)

Cutting the wood. (Picture 17)

Sanding the wood. (Picture 18)

Some more fine work. (Pictures 19 and 20)

Until it's exactly the same as the sheath. (Picture 21)
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Blueprint in cardboard for the insertion end metal piece. (Pictures 22 and 23)

Blueprint in cardboard for the tip metal piece. (Picture 24)

Passing both blueprints to the sterling silver sheeth. (Pictures 25 and 26)

Drawn on sterling silver. (Picture 27)

Cutting the sterling silver sheeth. (Picture 28)
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Somewhat formed pieces. (Picture 29)

Testing fit. (Picture 30)

Reheating the sterling silver. (Picture 31)

Molding it exactly to fit on the wooden mold. (Pictures 32 and 33)

Molding the end piece for the tip end. (Picture 34)

Done. (Picture 35)
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After the tip piece is welded, you just file away the excess of added metal. (Pictures 36 and 37)

Same with the entering piece. (Pictures 38 and 39)

Marking the sterling silver sheet for the "cap" of the entering piece. (Picture 40)

Cutting the needed space for the blade to get inside the sheath. (Picture 41)

Almost finished hole. (Picture 42)
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Taking care of imperfections from the rough cut. (Picture 43)

How it looks after it gets welded to the other half of the entering piece. (Pictures 44 and 45)

Sanding both pieces. (Pictures 46 and 47)

Decorating the clip. (Picture 48)
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Finished Knife and Sheath
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