How to Make a Knife Sheath Without Leather? – [Easy Method]

Each and every fixed blade designer will remind you that producing sheaths is their least favorite you can purchase tactical, tube-sock-style nylon sheaths that work, or Kydex other than leather versions, but until the sheath is made for a specific unit, not just a model, but an actual knife, it will never be ideal.

The aspect of the product development and production process. Sheathes are difficult to construct.

As the Gear Boom continues, many people have reconsidered the sheath problem, resulting in a trio of really unique sheath concepts worth pursuing if you’re looking for a fixed blade.

There are sheath makers that can sparkle up your sheath, although there have been for years, however, these designs reflect a new level of benefits rather than a boost in adornment.

We can construct a knife shed instead of using leather in a variety of ways. We’ll go through some of the techniques for making a knife sheath without using leather in this post.

Plastic Knife Sheath

Using plastic canvas and thread, this article will teach you how to construct a sheath for any type of knife.

Knife sheaths are far cooler than the most popular usage of plastic canvas, which is to construct face tissue box covers.

These products should be readily available in your local retailers. Leather crafting does not involve the use of certain tools or talents.

All you actually need is a sewing machine.

For someone who has never sewed before, just winding the thread through one opening of the plastic canvas through to the next will instruct you how to stitch a very compact and durable thread connection.

The first step is to acquire all of the necessary supplies.

  • A knife in need of a sheath.
  • A pair of scissors
  • Sharpie pen, preferably in a visible color. On the black plastic canvas, you may apply silver.
  • Canvas made of plastic. There will be enough to produce at least four sheaths from this.
  • Canvas needles are made of plastic.
  • The “thread” or “string” used for making this sheath is changed interchangeably.

The following step will be to measure and cut the material.

Find the knife’s biggest place and leave three open holes on either side of it.

To safeguard the thread from injury, we’ll stitch the casing in the central hole, exposing one completely visible on each end.

Through one portion of the plastic canvas, you’ll be able to acquire all three strips.

Choose an area and trace the knife blade across it. To create room for the blade, carefully cut away the middle. After fitting the blade, trim the top to length.

After that, you’ll need to get rid of the edges.

Remove every one of the rough edges underneath where the blade will fit, as well as around the outside edges.

Simply use your scissors to precisely follow the lines on the plastic canvas.

Then you must start putting things together.

Each side should be aligned with the internal portion. Connect the knife blade to the handle once again.

Pull the threaded needle from either the long outside section through from the short interior section that was trimmed to fit the knife to make your first stitch.

As seen in the third figure, begin in the center of the case, one open square from the edge. On the interior of the case, tie a very tight knot.

This will hold the front and rear together.

The front side of the knife sheath will be made from the leftover piece of canvas. It will need to be reduced to fit the inside section’s length.

Before cutting, re-test the knife blade’s fit.

Afterward, on the upper edge of the inside portion, pin the front strip in place and stitch from the center to one side, leaving one open square from the edge at all times.

Sew up the other side, maintaining one open square at the edge. Quit when you’ve nearly reached the top and are ready to go on to the following stage, which is to build the belt loop.

Loop on the Belt

Wrap the long rear strip to the backside of the casing to construct the belt loop. Encompass the slit that will be used to enter the knife, but do not conceal it.

Make absolutely sure the belt loop is attached to the backside.

Together with all way to the final free hole from either the top, including the belt loop into the side stitching. Begin sewing in the direction of the knife sheath’s center.

Make sure the belt loop is only stitched to the rear side. Make sure not to sew the knife incision shut. Take your time to fasten the belt loop to the backside completely.

I made a square-shaped design to fasten the belt loop completely.

When you’ve stitched towards the far side, integrate the outside edges, and yet again, make sure there’s one accessible square around the outside of the edge. Weave all the way to the bottom of the remaining side and back to the beginning.

Lastly, Tie everything off and Finish it

That’s the most difficult aspect of sewing. It is indeed time to knot off the string and complete the case once it’s been sewed up firmly.

We shall attempt to discuss the procedure with people who are unfamiliar with sewing. Do not pull the stitch tight as you bring it through.

Return the needle to the opposite side and loop the loose thread around it several times before pulling it tight.

This knot has always worked nicely for me. From the center to the outside edge, tie a total of six different types of knots.

Enjoy your knife by slipping it into its new sheath.


Sheaths aren’t included with some of the handiest camping, survival, and meat-cutting knives. A cardboard roll and duct tape may be used to build a fast and safe edge guard or sheath.

The cardboard tube inside a roll of paper towels, duct tape, a six- to an eight-inch strand of paracord, and a strand of cowhide or nylon for a belt loop are all required materials.

Here’s how you go about it:

  • Check the length of the blade against the tube to ensure that the sharp edge is completely covered.
  • Place the tube under a stack of books or something else heavy to keep the cardboard semi-flat. Then, to assist keep the form, grab a piece of duct tape and wrap it around one end.
  • Duct tape the whole length of the tube once.
  • To make a belt loop, fold the webbing or cowhide in half and tape it to the rear of the tube.
  • To tighten the belt loop, enclose the sheath with duct tape once more.
  • Use the paracord as a safety tie for the handle by running it through the belt loop.

You might even buy a knife blade protection, but preppers and survivalists are usually hardcore recyclers and do-it-yourselfers. Furthermore, because the cardboard tube project takes so little time and is so inexpensive, you’ll be able to construct a sheath for all of your knives in no time!

Some of the Knife sheaths that are not made of leather

Sheath System with EdgeGuard
: Phil Adams creates absolutely incredible handcrafted hunting knives. Like most of the other fixed blade builders, he is heavily influenced by Bob Loveless, and his creations are elegant and laborious.

Whenever he pulled on his invention hat instead of his knifemaker hat, he created a sheath system unlike any other on the market.

EdgeGuard Sheath is a spring-loaded, open-pillar sheath that is designed for usage in rugged and sandy areas.

Phil utilizes nylon pillars to maintain two pieces of cloth at a certain distance apart while still holding the knife in position.

The sheath contains a mechanism that inserts a spring-loaded bar into a tiny cutout on the handle of the conventional EdgeGuard knife, therefore improving retention.

The knife touches the nylon pillars as it is placed into the sheath, retaining the edge, and is funneled into position.

The spring-loaded bar clamps into the slot on the blade spine over the last half-inch or so of travel, securing everything.

To release the knife, just press on the exterior tab of the mechanism and draw the handle. To make the sheath usable for lefties, the mechanism may be moved to the opposite side.

Mag Sheath from Bark River:  Amongst the most stunning tiny fixed blades you’ll ever see is the Bark River Adventurer. It is a commercial fixed blade accomplishment as a result of Murray Carter’s design skill and Mike Stewart’s providing the technology. But it isn’t only the knife that is cutting-edge. The sheath has a surprise up its sleeve, literally.

The sheath had to be tight-fitting because it was designed as a neck knife, but they decided to take it a step further and add a rare earth magnet to it.

They layered two plys of material on one side of the sheath, with a massive, powerful magnet sandwiched in between. After then, the leather is sealed shut.

The setup worked effectively, with the exception of minor delamination near the sheath’s mouth.

Even when the entire device, knife, and everything, was upside down, the magnet’s powerful pull and the sheath’s snug fit kept everything precisely where it should be.