Lapland autumn 2009 – 20th and 21st September

The first task of the morning was to row the boys around the lake to collect up the boats.

collecting boats (Small)

As well as numerous Willow Tits feeding around the cabin this morning

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there were also two Siberian Tits.

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After lunch we drove back to Gallivare.

I had bought some sheath leather and sewing thread while shopping and wanted to make a knife sheath for a knife I had given to Teres.  I used Birch bur, Birch bark, Reindeer and Roe deer antler to make the handle.

Knife 2008 (816 x 612) (Medium)

I soaked the leather in water for 24 hours to soften it.  I cut a plastic insert to the length of the blade (to prevent the blade cutting through the stitching whenever the knife is withdrawn from the sheath) and then moulded the leather around the knife.  Using clips to hold the ends of the leather together

clamping sheath (Large)

I stitched the leather together using a “saddle stitch” and added some patterning to the front with a blunted nail

front view sheath (Large)

I left a lip of leather at the back and cut out the middle.  It is through this that a belt loop will be attached

side view sheath (Large)

Here is the completed sheath along with the kåsa I also carved for her

kasa and sheath (Medium)

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3 thoughts on “Lapland autumn 2009 – 20th and 21st September

  1. really nice to see that hand crafted skills like this are still being practiced and also well explained for other to follow, well done.

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