My sister put a small hand-forged pocket knife on her Christmas list. It came with a leather sheath, but who am I to give my own flesh and blood a knife in a sheath I didn’t make myself?

Brown leather pocket knife sheath with labradorite cabochon next to forged pocket knife

I’ve never made a sheath before, so I traced the existing one and replicated it in shape. The original was a little crooked, so mine is too (ignore the stitch counts ;) ), but oh well. To set the labradorite I cut a hole completely through the leather, glued a ~1oz blue leather liner to the inside, and glued the stone in. The blue liner boosts the color of the translucent labradorite.

Closeup of brown leather pocket knife sheath with labradorite cabochon

The sheath is welted, and a length of latigo lace passes through the hole to secure the knife and allow the sheath to be worn as a pendant.

Brown leather pocket knife sheath with labradorite cabochon