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Making Leather Knife Sheaths, Volume 3: Welted Sheaths with Snap Fastener and Mexican Loop

SKU: 978-0-7643-5022-1

This book shows how a welted leather sheath for a fixed blade is designed and constructed. It explains the basic principles and introduces variants executed in different ways. The reader can learn through these projects and use these techniques to create their own designs. This volume teaches a welted sheath design with both a separate Mexican loop and a snap fastener. Each step, from the first sketch to the final leather treatment, is explained comprehensibly through words and images. You will also find a template for each sheath. A general introduction to materials and tools rounds off this volume.


David Hölter is a master in orthopedic engineering and has been workingprofessionally with the processing of leather for many years. His knifesheaths belong to the best to be found in Germany and Europe.

Size: 6″ x 9″ | 300 color photos | 152 pp
ISBN13: 9780764350221 | Binding: wire-O