First, re-printing the start of the article from the last link-page:

A Way to Make a Replacement Sheath-Strap

How you might make such a sheath-strap setup, from an old belt:  In going through the tool box, on the back of my carpenter's truck, I found an old "harness" I used to wear.  You know, one of those carpenters belts, with the pouches on them. 

I had taken a couple of earlier models apart, and replaced worn-out leather parts, to make this one, that I now found again worn-out.  Instead of throwing the belt away, it is being recycled into a Kukri Sheath-Strap.

This belt is two-inch-wide leather.  I cut an eighteen-inch section from it, and sliced off two three-quarter-inch strips, for the straps, from either side.  (That removed the holes that were down the center.)  That will give me the 3/4" by sixteen-inch straps shown in the sketch. 

The belt, and the resulting strips were no longer straight.  (Belts sort of take your shape as you wear  them.)  Moisture causes the leather to change shape.  To change the shape again, you need to wet and form the leather. 

After soaking the strips in water  I nailed them to a board.  Measuring them a while ago, seems they are now eighteen-and-one-half-inches in length.  One needs to stretch them as you nail them down. Though slightly irregular, they will make a good set of straps, for the belt-loop part.  (see drawing above)

Completing that, I cut two nine-inch strips from the rest of the belt, for the flat part, shown as 3" by 7 1\2", in the drawing above.  Soaking them in warm water, I nailed them to a board.  (Though the drawing calls for a three-inch keeper, two inches will work as well.) 

The second, now nine-inch strip will be set aside for future use.  The remainder of the belt was glued to a board, to make a fixed leather strop, for final edge-polishing of a blade.

I cut the strips a bit longer than needed so the final result will be straight.  After cutting the flat part, that wraps around the wooden sheath of the Kukri to length, I will take my leather hole punches, and make the place that you run the shoe-laces through.

I may sew the three-quarter-inch-strips on permanently to the flat part, but there will definitely be two strips.  The two-strip setup give you a comfortable carrying strap system, that you do not notice.  As well, you can thread one side of it before the loop on you pants that you hang your knife on, and one after it.  That keeps it from moving.

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Now the new material:

From There lets move on to the actual construction.  Chose to use two two-inch-wide strips of belt for the flat part.  Also, the loops that will hang the affair on the belt are fixed. 

One way you can prepare to sew leather to itself is to "baste" it on with Elmer's glue.  While still somewhat moist, leather can be bent easily.  The shape it takes will remain when the leather is dry.  In the following pictures I have not worried about trimming and overlapping.  These can be handled with a sharp utility knife.

 

 

 

 

 remaking an alternative sheath-strap

The sheath strap made from the holster, for Kukri number 3, at the stage it is, now.  This section is an alternative Kukri Sheath Strap.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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