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    Leather wanted

    Hi all.

    I'm after a piece of leather large enough to make a sheath for my axe.

    I'd be willing to either pay cash or swap for one of my home made fire pistons.

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    Wot sort of axe is it Bob?

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    Just a cheapo from toolstation that I rubbed down and personalised a little bit. It's now shaving sharp and if you never knew any better would fetch five or ten times it's worth on the bay with the right interest.
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    I get all my leather off fleebay,but good leather is not cheep.Click image for larger version. 

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    thats bushcraft porn you posted there. nice work
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    Quote Originally Posted by surplus 6 View Post
    thats bushcraft porn you posted there. nice work
    +1!

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    Quote Originally Posted by surplus 6 View Post
    thats bushcraft porn you posted there. nice work
    + 2 Beautiful work Tony.


    It might not be what you are after, but you can pick up leather products pretty cheap in charity / 2nd hand shops (SWMBO has found several bags and jackets in them) and I imagine if you are happy to cut them up, there would be enough leather to make a sheath.

    But as I know naff all about leather working, like I say, such leather may not be suitable to your needs?

    Anyway good luck.

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    hello,
    Looking for leather? Peals NBC member listed this link for possible suppliers off cuts if that's any good to you?
    http://www.naturalbushcraft.co.uk/fo...er-Pouch/page2
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    Sorry for the delay and thanks for the replies.

    I have looked at ebay, but to be honest I'm not too sure about what I'm really looking for.

    Should I be looking at 2mm or 3mm? Cows? pigs? or will anything do for ease of working with?
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    For an axe sheath you want 2mm to 2'8, 3mm is a bit to thick.

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