Knives have been an integral part of our lives since before we have evidence of them. Today still, owning a knife will allow you plenty of opportunity in the normalcy of day to find numerous scenarios that call for a sharpened blade. Whether you are a hardcore gear geek, thrill-seeker, hiker, adventurist or just a general outdoors person, you need to have a great blade.
Making knives involves specialised skill and artistry, high-quality material and beautiful designs. It is a lengthy and involved process. The four Arno Bernard brothers make their knives on the outskirts of Bethlehem in South Africa. They are exceptionally skilled in producing artful knives, and their leather knife sheaths are just as noteworthy.
Often an Arno Bernard Knife will be passed on as an heirloom to the next generation, and if you want to ensure you have a lifelong companion, it is important to take proper care of your knife and sheath.
Leather is a traditional material used to make sheaths, and it's still one of the best types of sheath materials to use. If you're not a knife nerd, please note not to use a leather sheath for long-term storage. The leather absorbs moisture and traps it next to the blade.
We can list many good things about using leather to make our knife sheaths, but one of the main advantages is the aesthetics. Leather is a durable material that looks beautiful, feels nice in your hands, and smells so good!
To take care of your leather knife sheath, simply use any available leather dressing or oil. Apply a small amount to the sheath using a soft, clean cloth. This will lengthen the lifespan of your leather sheath. Allow for 30 minutes to soak into the leather before handling it again.
In the video below, Juan demonstrates how making a leather knife sheath with a clicker press is much easier than doing it by hand. Especially if you have many different knife designs. It saves a lot of time, and the parts are more precise. He also shows how he threads a needle and saddle stitches the knife sheath.
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Making a leather knife sheath with a clicker press