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« on: September 29, 2009, 11:31:00 PM »

I've made a few Bowie knives of various sorts but I have never been able to figure out how to make one of the Bowie Knife Sheaths that has a metal collar with a frog and then a metal tip.  I tried some sheet brass but didn't do that great a job.  My biggest trouble is how to form a metal tip.  Next is the sheath itself.  The one I made was wood and I covered it with thin red leather.  Some one told me paper mache' (sic?) was used.  How should the metal collar and metal tip be attached? In any event if anyone has made these type sheaths- any tips would be greatly appreciated.    

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« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2009, 08:13:44 AM »

  Hey Red Owl, welcome to the forum!

I have never made a metal tipped sheath myself, but it is deffinitely my favorite sheath style for Bowies.

Her is a link that may be of some help.  He doesn't explain how he attatches the metal to the leather, but I would guess you would just use contact cement.?.


Hope this helps.       http://www.calocustomknives.com/docs/tutorial7.htm

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« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2010, 07:26:05 PM »

Here are 2 youtube videos I found, hope this helps ( I watched them, both are good videos )

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and here is the second part

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Does anyone have a good video tutorial of making brass knuckles ? any metal will be OK. Thanks in advance.
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« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2010, 11:51:50 AM »

That young gentleman is very resourceful and has a lot of ambition. We can do a lot without much equipment. I used to forge with an oxy-acet torch, it is very expensive to operate when compared to a forge but good for learning. I would like to see where he is 20 years from now!
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« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2010, 04:58:12 PM »

I would like to see where he is 20 years from now!

Yes, he is is very resourceful and has a lot of ambition, and I hope he can see in 20 years!  Wink
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« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2010, 07:13:06 PM »

You may want to check out the videos / dvds of Bill Moran. I seem to recall him talking about doing it by carving a relief of the shape he wanted in a wood block and using that for a form.
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