THIS PAGE LAST UPDATED ON FEBRUARY 7th, 2005!
Pam is running behind on orders due between October and January due to a medical procedure and resulting therapy. Orders will be finished at a more slower pace and should be caught up within a month or so at the latest. At that time we will be switching over to a format of having items available on the page instead of it being orders only. That does not mean we will not do orders, just that we will be doing more items that can be purchased immediately. We have had MANY MANY requests for displaying items available for immediate purchase and due to a large order volume we have been unable to do this. This will solve the problem of having to delay finish dates for reasons beyond our control. We have been in business for almost 24 years and we assure you that all orders will be delivered as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience. Tim
In Loving Memory Of Norm!
QUILLWORK BY PAM!
QUILLED KNIFE SHEATHS!
Knife sheaths are generally of three types: Neck Knife, Inside Belt Knife, and
Outside Belt Knife. Neck Knives are usually shorter and lighter. Inside Belt Knives-these
sheaths have a flap on the front that keeps the sheath from sliding through and falling.
The flap is decorated and the part of the sheath that isn't covered by the belt or sash
can be decorated, if desired. Outside the Belt Knife Sheath-These sheaths can be made in
various ways but the sheath is usually able to be fully quilled and often features a hanging loop attached to the back. The only exception would
be if the belt went through a slot and then over the sheath to hold it closer to the body.
This is more of a Western style. All of our sheaths have a rawhide or leather liner to prevent cutting of the sinew.
Although we do sell knives and sheaths together, most of our sheaths are custom orders.
The following samples are an example of colors and patterns that we have used but are just a sampling of the many we have made.
If you are ordering a sheath for a knife you already own, there are several ways we can make it easier
for both of us. You can either make the liner yourself, or you can send the
knife and we will make the liner and either send the knife right back to you (Please include shipping and insurance to ship back early) or ship it with the completed sheath. This assures a proper fitting
sheath. Please check back often as we will be adding new styles, designs and color combinations in various sizes.
SHTH122...This nice neck sheath is quilled on dark dyed/smoked braintan. The total length of the sheath is 7 3/4 inches excluding cone drops. The width is 2 inches. It features the deer motifs on the front band and the quilled panel is red with black/white sections. It is framed with white single quilled Ojibwa ottertail pattern. The edging is done in red glass beads. The "drops" are hand rolled brass cones with dyed red deer hair. It does not show well in the pic but there is also a single line of red quilling outlining the ears of the sheath. It does not show a neck thong as I will braid one up to the length required by the buyer.
SHTH101......This Eastern Style quilled knife sheath has a solid band of quillwork across the top front of the
sheath that measures approx. 1 1/2" in length. There are three rows of solid quillwork down the center
with contrasting diagonal color rows and double quill sawtooth. There is an Ojibwa Ottertail pattern quilled in line
stitching down both sides and another row of plain line stitching along the outer edge just before the
bead edging. The outside edge of the sheath is edged in white glass beads and there are 6
brass cone and bead "drops" with red deerhair. The total length of this sheath from top to bottom (excluding
the drops) is approx. 9 1/2" with an approx. 2 1/2" width. Please note: Any of these sheaths can be done to different size to accomodate various
knife sizes....if your knife is of a different size than quoted, please write for estimate. This sheath, as
described, fits a knife with an approx. overall length of 9" with a blade length of 5 1/4" and about 1 1/4" to 1 1/2" in width.
SHTH102......This Eastern Great Lakes Region knifesheath was my interpretive design from an original in the Messiter Collection. The original is dated between 1750-1800. It is quilled on dark smoked brain tan. The trims are dyed deerhair and brass cones and it is edged with red glass beads.
SHTH123.....This Delaware Quilled Sheath measures approx. 7 1/2 inches long by approx. 2 inches wide excluding deer hair/brass cone drops. It is quilled on dark smoked dyed braintan and is glass bead edged. Drops are dyed deer hair in hand rolled brass cones. Colors are orange/black/white.
SHTH124.....Delaware Quilled Sheath, measuring approx. 7 1/2 inches long by approx. 2 inches wide excluding the brass cone/deer hair drops. It is quilled on dark, dyed braintan in yellow/red/black quilling and has glass bead edging. The drops are dyed red deer hair in hand rolled brass cones.
SHTH127.....This Delaware Quilled Sheath measures approx. 7 1/2 inches long by approx. 2 inches wide excluding deer hair/brass cone drops. It is quilled on medium smoked braintan and is glass bead edged. Drops are dyed deer hair in hand rolled brass cones. Colors are blue/black/white.
These two sheaths are inspired by an original in the John Painter collection
and were both ordered as belt sheaths. This pattern could also just as easily be made
for a neck knife. The blue one is similar to the original as to color layout and and the
orange one is my own color design.
SHTH 128....done in dark dyed/smoked braintan. Customer wanted a sheath similar to one featured below but not with the solid quilled front and no deerhair/brass cone embellishments.
SHTH106.....This Eastern Woodland Sheath quilled on dark dyed braintan has a single solid band of quilling down the center in yellow/red/dark brown along with decorative single quill line work on sides. It measures approx. 7 1/4 inches long by approx. 1 3/4 inches wide. It has glass bead edging and the dyed deer hair drops are hand rolled brass cones. This sheath is available in either the white bead edging (shown) or red bead edging. It does not show a neck thong as I will braid one up to the length required by the buyer.
The quillwork patterns are very similar on the above sheaths. Basically,
the color combinations, back shape and decorative drops are the main differences. All sheaths are edged
with white glass bead edging. Sheaths measure approx. 9" long by approx. 2 1/2" wide and will fit
a knife approx. 9" in overall length with a 5 1/4" blade and approx. 1 1/4" to 1/1/2" wide. Again, this can be quoted
for a bigger or smaller knife than described, just email for an estimate. The solid bands of quilling down the center
are contrasted with double quill sawtooth in contrasting colors. All sheaths have curved lines of decorative line stitching
down both sides.
This pattern can also be made as a belt sheath....see below.
SHTH112......This sheath is similar to the above group but was made as a belt sheath for a large Trade Knife. The solid bands of quilling down the center are contrasted with double quill sawtooth in contrasting colors. There is a single line stitched Ojibwa border design down each side. This sheath was ordered with an attached back loop so that the customer could wear it either tucked into a sash or belt OR hanging down on the belt with the loop. Please email for quotes for your size knife.
SHTH113......This customers sheath was designed from a Pre-1796 Illinois Indian painted robe
that is currently displayed in an Illinois museum. This pattern was part of
the design on this robe and the customer wanted it reproduced in quills on a belt sheath.
This sheath features a hanging loop on the back that does not show in the picture. The knife shown
with this sheath is for display purposes only and does NOT go with this sheath. Quilling is done on
heavily smoked braintan with a glass beaded edge.
SHTH114......This sheath is done on dark smoked braintan.
SHTH115.....This sheath was ordered with a similar design to the one below. They requested
yellow edge beading and its done on dark smoked braintan. The brass cones are hand rolled with dyed deer hair added. The knife pictured here is for display purposes only and does not come with the sheath.
SHTH115B......This fully quilled knife sheath was ordered about 4 years ago by this young man.
It has seen some "action", and still looks great!
SHTH116.....The above two pictures show a sheath that is a variation of the belt sheaths below. It has the flap design continued down the side of the sheath. It is shown placed in a sash to show the flap style and how it is held in place. Please write
for quotes on this pattern OR for variations of this style.
The above sheaths are "inside the belt" knife sheaths that are kept from falling
out by the quilled flap. This flap is made in such a way that it will not slip through
and flap will stay flat. This particular sheath measures an average of approx. 11" to 13" long by approx. 2 or 2 1/2" wide
with the flap measuring approx. 4 or 5" long depending on the knife size. The flap has 3 rows of decorative quillwork with contrasting
double quill sawtooth. There is decorative single line stitching around this quill area with attractive
curved line to accent it. The bead edging is done in white glass beads and there are brass
cone and dyed deerhair drops. The last sheath is an Iroquois floral version of the same style.
SHTH120.......This particular neck knife sheath did not photograph well and some of the
detail did not show well in the photo. It is done in dark brain tan and
features 3 rows of solid quillwork down the right side. This quilling is white background with red contrasting designs.
Although it does not show up well in the picture there is rows of red line stitching in a wide "v" down the left side. It
is decorated with brass and dyed deerhair cones. The sheath size is approx. 9" long by approx. 2 1/2" wide.
SHTH121.....This unusual design was made for a knife that was very short and stout. The customer asked for
several bands of diagonal stripes. It was quite a challenge to come up with a design that set off
these diagonal bands without overwhelming it. This was the result.
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