My latest project is making a possibles pouch to go with my machetescabbard.
The basic idea behind it, is to make it a simple one, which could be made in the field too.
The basic shape is a single piece of leather, held together by 2 leather strings and with 2 beltloops, which could be sewn on with sinew for instance.
In this case I opted to use the same brass fittings, so it will match the machetescabbard.
I went for a round shaped flap and I added a second piece of leather on the inside. This gives the flap more strength, so I can use the same knob as with the machete. The flap is a lot thinner, so more easily torn. I also made a cuttingerror and this extra piece helps fix that, too.
What needs to be done;
- close up the other side
- add the brass knob and counterhole to close and fasten the flap
- give the cuttingerrors some stitching
- finish the pouch up (rounding the flap and beltloopends)
The work so far cost me about 2,5 hours.