This sheath is designed specifically and exactly for the Gränsfors Bruk American Felling 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 rivets are placed at the corners to reinforce the body. The axe head blade, when placed into the sheath, is prevented from touching the rivets or the stitching because of the welt. The retention strap is then secured with a rivet and a 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 color of the leather may vary, and may be a darker or lighter. There may also be slight variations in the evenness of color distribution on the sheath.
Watch a review of the GB American Felling Axe and Sheath Overview here:
Watch how this sheath is made on YouTube:
The sheath also bears a maker’s mark, which is updated from “YAE Handmade”, and now reads “ROG Handmade”, as seen here:
Please see our Axe Handle Guard for this axe (will appear different than in this image):
The sheath is handmade in Spokane, Washington.