Quite a while ago, I posted on how I ruined my GB SFA sheath.
I figured I would do the safe thing, and keep the sheath on, while pounding in the stakes for my tipi. As the sheath aged, it got some slop in it. I did not realize until after the fact, that every time I hit something, the sheath hit the razor sharp edge just as hard.
Before long, I felt a whole lot of slop, and noticed the edge sticking out of the sheath.
I have been meaning to make a new one. But, I have been lazy, and the sheath got the gaffer’s tape treatment
Since modifying my S&N Pen Bay axe, the GB has fell out of favor as my favorite axe. Now that I have the motivation to stitch some leather, it is for the S&N.
The sheath that came with the S&N was more of a “guard” than a sheath. Plus, it doesn’t even have a welt. So, I figured its life expectancy was not going to be that long
I have to admit. I heavily stole the design from the one that JRE Industries makes for the GB Mini. I am not a big fan of molding leather. It is never as easy as it looks. So, I would have much rather just paid the boys at JRE for a sheath. But, since they did not have one for this particular axe, shipping this thing back and forth would cost more than the sheath itself Time to just make it myself.
It turned out good, but not great. If I ever had to make another, I am sure it would come out better. But, isn’t that always the case?
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