Ben Akin Knives Making handcrafted and hardworking cutlery since 2014

Handcrafted leather goods. Made using high quality materials. 

Custom orders by other makers or collectors are accepted, also check out Ben's PRODUCTS page to see some of my work.

In the market for a custom sheath? Contact Cindy and we can get the process started.


Do I need to send you the knife? For most knives, yes. We want your sheath to fit well. We take every precaution in protecting your knife while in our shop. It will be stored in a protective knife pouch or in its original shipping box. Tables will be free of chemicals and debris while out. The knife will also be oiled with a light coating of Camellia oil after handling. I try to have a quick turn around time, so your knife is here for as short of time as possible. 

What materials do you use? 

We only use Veg-tan leather for sheaths. We do this to protect the knife by avoiding the chemicals in the chrome tanned leather that can harm the surface of the blade. We also use Veg-tan leather because takes the stamping and impressions of the carving better. Most of our leather is sourced from Wickett and Craig or Hermann Oak. These tanneries have withstood the test of time right here in the United States.    

Ritza Tiger Thread is a finely braided 100% polyester thread that is lightly waxed. It is strong and UV resistant. This thread will stand up to the elements while you are out and about. Each product is hand stitched using the saddle stitch, so even if on the off chance a stitch breaks or comes loose, your sheath will not unravel. You send it back to me and I will fix it.

Montana Pitch Blend- This is an all natural leather dressing. I like it because it doesn't change the color of the leather. It darkens it just a touch when applied, after sitting for a few hours the leather goes back to its original color. This adds a layer of protection from water or stains.

Dyes and finish coats are dependent on color choice and final sheen- brands used are Orion, Fiebings, Angelus and Eco Flo.

Prices for a standard drop/pouch style un-tooled sheath start at --

Small 3-4.5 inch blade- 3/8" welt - $55

Med 4.5-5.5 inch blade - 1/2" welt - $60 

Large 5.5-7 inch blade -5/8" welt - $65 

Add ons-

Geometric stamping- $10 per sheath

Chromium Free Pig skin liner - $15 

Kangaroo Veg tan- $25

Figure carving - starting at $15 chat with Cindy for a quote.

$15 for USPS priority insured shipping will be added at checkout

No additional charge of antiquing or choice of colored thread. I have several to choose from, just let me know what you are looking for when you email me.  

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