Military leather - Leather and weapons
Leather often appears in connection with military and weapons. It was used as armour, as holsters for rifles and pistols or as a knife blade. For centuries, leather was an important material for transporting weapons and ammunition, and was part of many uniforms.
Pistol holster - Rifle Scabbard
Pistol holsters have always been made of leather.
Rifle scabbard on a Harley from 1942. - Pistol holster from Selestudio.
Like belts in general, patron belts are mostly made of leather.
Patron belts made of leather.
Leather belt pouches for ammunition etc.
knife sheaths - sword sheaths - saber sheaths
Blades of knives, swords, or sabers are often stored in leather for protection against injuries.
Beautiful leatherwork - knife sheath from Selestudio.
Knife and knife sheath from Africa, produced before 1950.
Knife sheath for a Damascus blade (of damastmesser.com).
Knife sheath made of leather, knife handle made of nandu claw.
Saber sheaths protect against injuries.
A video about the handmade production process of a knife sheath and the tools needed for it.
Protective covers made of leather
Axe sheath of leather (of damastmesser.com).
Sword handles made of leather
Sword leather handle, right of www.ledermanufaktur.com.
The blade of this Japanese sword is about 450 years old. The interchangeable handle comes from the 18th or 19th century and has a rare Tensho handle winding. Below the wrapped leather strips is (stingray leather). Stingray leather stabilises the underlying wooden sub-structure. The replaceable handle is secured by a pin made of tusk.
Incredible filigree craftsmanship from Japan.
Sword handle with stingray leather from Japan.
Protective clothing made of leather.
Bolas are weapons made of leather.
In times when shields were used in wars, they were often leather-covered or made of leather.