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Old 01-14-2018, 01:34 PM   #7
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With an awl I can make holes in the cow hide as I know from the belt I did. But that was strap leather I think it is called and not so hard and stiff as the leather used for sheath normally. As for making the belt, keeping the Nymo tide but not to tide needs practice. Picture of the belt below.

On parfleche I know that below and they have a German dependence.

parfleche-knife-sheath-kit

Read that and yes glue is needed for painting. I know from painting the bow and icon painting. The glue in both latter cases are different, fish glue and egg glue.

Beaded edge and not beaded edge, I am not set yet.

If beading on buckskin and than gluing to the inner sheath made of rawhide, what thickness should the rawhide have? I only know raw hide as a strip in 0,5 mm thickness.

The cow hide is already about 3 mm and adding a cover of buckskin of 2 mm makes quit a thick knife sheath. Thinner rawhide therefore seems a good idea.

In this case, beading only halfway into the buckskin or better going through the whole hide?
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