This is a project I had back in the summer, and I have wanted to post it for a while. I knew what it needed to look like, and how it needed to work, so I got out a book or two for reference and here is what I came up with.
This is a small hatchet that my Pap bought, and he asked me to make him a sheath. Since I am left handed I first cut out a left handed sheath, so I had to cut a second one. I like to make my leather work out of as few pieces as possible, so this is all one piece except for the belt strap.
This is the piece of leather, suede on one side and smooth on the other. Also in the picture are my all, and my mallet, a board to punch the holes on, and a book for reference.
This is the finished product.
It is designed to protect your blade, or you from your blade while it is on your belt, and it just slips out the top.