Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Hobby #6 - Multi-tool Collection: Leatherman Skeletool CX + Custom Leather Sheath

To supplement my Hobby #5 - EDC, I carry around one, or two multi-tool on my person.


Why?


Same reason as for the rest of the things I EDC - you never know when you might need them.


You might already notice my Leatherman Skeletool CX on the previous post, and since I love to carry this sexy hunk of stainless steel (and carbon fiber) so much I opted for a better carrying method for it.


I have been using the supplied ballistic nylon sheath, which is great, to carry the Skeley on my belt. But after some surfing 'round the Net I spotted someone who crafts awesome custom-made, genuine leather pouches and sheaths. His name is Simon, and he made for me the perfect one-of-a-kind leather sheath for my Skeletool CX.


The sheath is made from genuine high-quality cowhide, and Simon owns a Skeletool himself, therefore he used it as the mold for the wet-forming process - effectively forming a sheath that is shaped perfectly as the tool it meant to hold.


Quality is top-notch, and the end product was dyed in black. As with all leather products, the aesthetic quality comes with natural wear and tear. I personally love a distressed look to my leather merchandise.



Stitch work is immaculate. At the back, the sheath features a belt-loop, but meant to be worn vertically only on the belt.

The back of the sheath is actually layered, totally protecting the tool inside.



The flap is secured with a brass stud for easy one-hand opening, but at the same time being very effective in securing the sheath shut.



The hole is where the pocket clip of the Skeletool clips in securely. Overall, I am very happy with the sheath. Simon really did a stellar job.


After knowing him a little better, he is a person who EDC too. He carries around a Swiss Army Knife, and a Leatherman Wave, and has been EDCing for years. Simon custom-makes various pouches and sheaths for knives, multitools, and even one with a flashlight holder.


For those who would like him to craft a sheath (or two), drop Simon an email.

3 comments:

Tau Bate said...

Great pic! I like to reach out to Simon. I like to have one made. Do you have his email address. The link doesn't work. Thanks!

Jeff

Mark Thomson said...

I do like the Leatherman Skeletool I've had one since Christmas and have been looking for a new sheath, It may be that I have to get my leather working skills on the go.

Jhon Watson said...

I want to buy Leatherman Skeletool and this blog is really helpful for me. Thanks for sharing this blog post with us.



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