New Horizontal Leather Sheath Design

Here are some pictures of a sheath I made for a left-handed customer recently. The knife is my standard 3-inch Compact, which has an overall length of 6 inches. The design is particularly nice for this knife, with its short overall length and thin handle. The knife is reasonably secure without the flap, but the flap makes it doubly secure. Also, the flap covers the handle of the knife, and an unobservant onlooker would probably think it is a cellphone. Nevertheless, the outline of the blade is traced by the stitching, and it can ride in plain sight on your belt.Horizontal leather sheath, flap closed
This sheath is a mirror-image of what a right-hand sheath would be.Horizontal leather sheath, with knife, flap open
The belt-loop is too narrow for my 1 1/2-inch wide belt, but it pleased its owner well, since he usually wears a 1- or 1 1/4-inch-wide belt.  The pictures show a 1-inch wide belt.Horizontal leather sheath and knife


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I am a knifemaker and dealer, and live a very diversified life in the mountains of central Idaho. I love nature, agriculture, and homesteading. My knifemaking motto and advertising slogan is, "Knives Built for the Bush." I intend them to be efficient, durable, comfortable, functional, graceful equipment for life's challenges and opportunities. My website is Please visit!
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One Response to New Horizontal Leather Sheath Design

  1. Really nice-looking knife and sheath!

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