08 August 2011

Sap Gathering & Improvised Wooden Sheath

I've been intrigued with the many uses of pine sap for a while now, from a wound closure and antiseptic to an adhesive. So I decided to collect some and show its use as an adhesive in the making of an improvised wooden sheath.

The video shows a couple ways to harvest the sap. Needle, knife, and sharp twig. The best is the twig. Gets more out of the blister into the bottle.

This is what I ended up with, the video is a short how I did it kind of thing. I had a good time doing it. The sheath is quite functional, holds my Kephart very tightly as the video will show. The sap will continue to harden over time. I've done this before and that sheath held together for a number of years. I traded it off with the knife it held to a friend on another forum. For all I know it's still going strong.

I'm no artist, still, it's functional which was the end goal.

Here is the video:

1 comment:

  1. It may not be a thing of beauty, but it certainly protects both you and the blade.