This sheath is designed specifically and exactly for the Husqvarna 26 inch Curved Handle Multipurpose Axe. It is made out of full-grain vegetable-tanned cowhide and then stained with the appropriate color. The leather is treated with Fiebings Mink Oil (available here from us).
The construction of the sheath starts with three pieces of leather: the main body of the sheath, the securing strap and the welt. The main body is folded over a welt that is inserted between the two folded halfs which prevents the blade of the inserted axe from cutting the stitch that is placed to hold the sheath together. The sheath is then hand stitched and steel rivets are placed at the corners to reinforce the body. The axe head blade, when placed in the sheath, is prevented from touching the rivets because of the welt. The retention strap is then secured with a steel rivet and a steel snap is added for easy on/off action. This sheath is built to last, and quality hand made in the USA (Spokane, Washington). Finish to the edges of the leather is applied for aesthetic appeal.
The sheath also bears a maker’s mark, which is updated from “YAE Handmade”, and now reads “ROG Handmade”, as seen here:
Watch how this sheath is made on YouTube:
Watch a review of this axe, demonstrating this sheath below:
IMPORTANT: Please check the picture below with sizes to make sure your axe fits! Axes from Husqvarna can vary a bit in size, and some axes are significantly larger than the one pictured here, which would result in a sheath that would not fit properly.
See the Axe Handle Guard that we have designed for this axe by clicking on the image below:
The sheath is handmade in Spokane, Washington.
This is a high quality sheath, the stitching is excellent and the leather is high quality leather.
Nick Verretto (verified owner) –
Five stars for the product and the artists who make this axe head cover. I had question regarding fit for the Hultafors HY20 26″ Felling Axe so sent a tracing & dimensions. The response was quick and complete. The cover fit perfectly and is a functional work of art – a perfect complement to the axe itself. Same can be said for Petkoleathers in Slovenia (beautiful work and great guy), but ROG just edges it out for quality. Thanks, and like your web site.
Stephen Lawson (verified owner) –
To say I’m pleased would be a complete understatement. Having watched the handcrafted techniques online and reading countless glowing reviews, I had little doubt that I’d be happy. But, frankly, ROG has exceeded my expectations. This sheath is a work of art and night and day better than the factory sheath that came with the Husqvarna axe. I spent a great deal of time sharpening and polishing my axe to a shave-sharp edge and I’m confident that the ROG sheath help to maintain that edge, protecting in proper fashion. Thanks, ROG!