Aiden CC Posted January 30 Share Posted January 30 For a while I have wanted to emulate a particular type of sheath made from a wooden core wrapped in rawhide, often used to carry Sakha knives. I found one video about how these sheaths are made years ago, but unfortunately it no longer exists on youtube. Essentially, the skin from an oxtail is removed without making any lengthwise cut, basically unrolled from the tail. The tube is then stretched over the wooden core with the knife in it, sometimes a piece of birch bark is used around the exposed part of the handle, either to add some strength or a better contact surface for the wood. I have a few questions about trying to make this kind of sheath. 1) Does anyone know of a place I might be able to find rawhide tails meant for crafts like this? 2) Would dehydrated tails in the form of dog chews work if I were to soak them, then remove the hide, scrape it, and let it dry over the core? 3) Would a whole oxtail from a butcher have skin on it that would work or is something done during the preparation that would mean I couldn't use it for this? If that would work, what would need to be done to make proper rawhide out of skin from a cut of meat? Thank you for reading, any advice is appreciated! 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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