We use top of the line, Full Grain Veg- Tanned Harness Leather, with no shortcuts or expense spared. This is the recommended, long lasting type for use with High Carbon Steel Knife Sheaths, and we are so excited to be able to offer it!
Veg-tanned leather is called "Vegetable" because of the natural materials used in the tanning process. Less than 10% of the worlds leather is tanned this way today. The full grain in this leather also makes it far more durable and longer lasting!
The unnatural, harsh chemicals used in most leather tanning and even dyes, will dramatically tarnish knife blades, hence one of the big reasons why is isn't recommended to actually store a knife in its leather sheath. Veg Tanned reduces this problem by leaps & bounds!
Each leather sheath is designed specifically for and made around the individual knife it is intended for, with the small exception of keeping multiple of our Hooligan Classic leather sheaths in stock, which are still designed to only fit that particular knife style and guaranteed to fit flawlessly.
No fancy machines here; every single little ole stitch has to be hand punched out very carefully. It takes longer, but the perfect, tight, long lasting stitching is well worth the effort!
Using the traditional, saddle stitch by hand method, it is easy to power through the pre- made holes to stitch the leather sheaths up tight & secure for long lasting, quality sheaths.
Please send us an email, text or call to have a leather sheath added onto your order. Prices vary greatly due the size, style and complexity of the design. We do make every attempt to keep our prices low while still maintaining our high standard of quality work.
Hannah personally designs & hand makes each & every single one! For a full description of what each member of our team does, please see our
'Meet the Team' section.
All in, it takes about 4 hours to make a leather sheath in full, over a period of a couple days. Design time, followed by cutting, trimming, gluing, and making any small needed adjustments. It must rest in clamps for 24hrs for the glue to fully set up, then have seam holes punched out and sewn. Then apply leather oil, tan the edges, and let dry overnight. There are a few more steps not mentioned here, full video coming soon!