Impressive Leather Kitchen Knife Sheaths for Chic and Elegant Look
The welt, although somewhat inconspicuous, is a very important part of a good sheath. It is a strip of leather that is placed between the two outer layers of the sheath, along the seam, and is made from leather at least as heavy as, if not heavier than, the leather used in the sheath itself. Besides adding stiffness to the sheath, the welt protects the stitching from being cut by the sharp cutting edge of the knife. This is much friendlier to that knife’s sharp edge than metal rivets. If you are new to leather work, you may want to follow the steps laid out here fairly closely, at least until you have developed the feel for leather work.