I have come to the conclusion that boxes are better than sheaths for storing knives in, this includes hook knives. This is because most of my carving takes place in the workshop, at shows, or at home. These tools don't do bushcraft. Knives rarely go back into the sheath when carving, but they do go back into boxes. This way I am less likely to have accidental nicks in the blade.
Made entirely with hand tools, axe, plane, saw, chisel, knife and drill. The wood is ash, bits and bobs that have dried out in my workshop that was stuff not use on the pole lathe.
This box was made for my MaChris knife. The hinges and catch are dovetailed into the main box.
These boxes are great for practising chip carving techniques. Using ash is a challenge as it is very hard.
I am a woodworker-designer and photographer with a passion for trees. My business, Woodwright Designs, is based in the stannary town of Ashburton, in Devon, UK. I design and make sculptural wooden seating for memorial, urban and garden settings,and in public and private spaces. I also demonstrate, teach and practise traditional green woodworking skills: from fan bird carving to making spoons and boxes, etc.