SHEATH + KNIFE
Edition of 2
A collaboration between Cabal Crafted and Blade-Smith Don Andrade from California Custom Knives to create an exclusive hunting knife using traditional Blade smithing techniques. (Thanks to Holly from Curations for bringing us together.)
My sheath design is inspired by my Filipino/Japanese Heritage, and I took inspiration from the seamless look of wooden Japanese knife sheaths for kitchen knives.
The sheath itself is not seamless, (the hidden stitching was a complicated construction feat I accomplished in my prototypes while designing this). I hope that it highlights the handle of Don’s knife, and it also accompanies it as a clean and beautiful piece. Many of the leather sheaths I've seen have been so bulky, cluttered, and almost stole my imagination for what a beautiful sheath + knife could be.