This sheath was commissioned for a knife which they had made the handle for, and used 3mm veg-tanned hide and used wet-forming techniques.

The leather was soaked, then wrapped around the knife and allowed to dry. Since the handle is predominantly oak, it was decided to use oak leaves and acorns in the design, and to use panels to echo where the blade and handle sit. This was then hand-tooled into the leather, and different colours used to emphasise the design further. A belt loop with a sturdy stud-fastener was attached, and calf-skin used to line the sheath. Due to the mix of colours, a waterproof / sealant was used to finish.

The advantage of wet-forming means that the knife is held securely, however it means that I need to have the knife to achieve this fit.