Originally Posted by jack of all
The one in this video wouldn't be difficult to make and some cheap pine softwood would probably be fine to start with, you could always upgrade as your interest and skills improve
I made a simple leather sheath for a Morakniv myself recently and I could have done with one of those clamps! Although I think I'd like to get some pricking irons first, any suggestions for suppliers?
I’m still deciding on which pricking irons that I’ll invest in. I have a cheap set at 3.85mm and use an awl to make my hole.
This guy below is great. He makes a good point that the point (pun intended) of the pricking iron is to make a mark and not to make a hole per se. So with that in mind, the lad below suggests to buy cheap sets, blunt the ends, and polish them up. That way, you can buy a range of cheap pricking iron sizes. But the sizes between teeth, and the sizes between teeth in different sets (ie my 8 teeth and my 2 teeth) could be different.
I’ve polished mine up using a Dremel with sandpaper but it is hard.
Thanks for that. I know that guy and have looked at it. Had wondered if there was a way to use a bandsaw or even a sander to get the shape. But wondering if it would still have a tension in it.
Neighbour made this for me. It’s great. Can catch on nuts so I need to bury them, also opening and closing can be a pain so need some sort of clamp to open and close. It’s a bit tall also. He’s very good for doing that for me. Delighted with it.
I was looking for the clams for more space in the throat and to stitch over my knee rather than in front of me.