New Version Billhook Sheath

24. October 2016 Leather 0
New Version Billhook Sheath

I’m always looking at how my designs could be improved. Checkout my latest billhook sheath design…

Billhook Sheath v4

Copper Protector

The first major new development is the use of copper to protect the edge of the leather when inserting extremely sharp billhooks. The soft copper won’t dull the blade and gives it a very satisfying sounds as it slides into place!

Closeup of the copper protector.
Closeup of the copper protector.

Stitch-Protection Layer

All my sheaths continue to include an extra layer between the stitching to prevent any sharp blades cutting the thread from the inside.

Four layers burnished together. The middle layer keep the blade away from the stitching.
Four layers burnished together. The second layer from the bottom keeps the blade away from the stitching.

Belt Loops

I used to just put a couple of slits in the leather for your belt to go through, but have now improved the durability by using belt loops instead. The gap in the middle allows the sheath to flex around your body when worn on the hip.

Closeup of belt loops
Closeup of belt loops

Extra Thick Layer

I fold back the belt loop all the way down to behind the sheath opening. This gives an extra thick layer of leather to help carry the strain of the leather bending when the billhook handle gets caught on branches, etc.

Extra long back piece to increase strength
Extra long back piece to increase strength.

Saw Pouch

I continue to offer a pouch for your pruning saw. The improvement it that this leather is slightly thinner and more flexible and is slightly larger to fit a larger variety of folding saws.

Billhook Sheath and pocket
Billhook Sheath and pocket

I make these sheaths to fit your billhook. A plain sheath costs £86. Add £10 for the copper protector and £30 for a pruning saw pouch: morganleather.co.uk.