Ingenious leather sheath turns any blank into a blade cover

By Roger Beane

Like many carvers, I used to use plastic tubes to protect my knife blades. Then, I took a class on carving caricature faces and realized I could modify the faces to make custom blade covers. I have made dozens of them; they are fun to do and give me lots of practice carving faces (see page 57 for examples). Prefer a different sort of carving? You can add a protective sheath to most blanks and carve any design you choose.

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