This sheath is designed specifically and exactly for the True Temper Kelly Perfect 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 from us here).
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 halves 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. Watch how this sheath is made on YouTube:
Watch a review of this axe, demonstrating this sheath below:
Newer iterations of this sheath will also bear an maker’s mark, which is updated from “YAE Handmade”, and will read “ROG Handmade”, as seen here:
The sheath is handmade in Spokane, Washington.
Please make sure that your axe will fit into this sheath. Not all True Temper Kelly Perfect axes are the same size, especially given the fact that the one you have may be restored. Check the measurements below to make sure your axe is close in size to what you see here. If it is smaller, it will fit for sure, but may be somewhat lose in the sheath. If it is a little larger, especially in the vertical plane (the 7-1/8th measurement in the photo), you maybe able to stretch the strap somewhat by moistening it with a wet cloth or sponge and slowly stretching it, snapping it shut, and letting the strap dry in that position. We use the axe in this photo to make all of the sheaths we sell to you.