As one of the big chef's knives was for a culinary arts student who would be taking it to school and home and occasional catering work, a need for some protection was in order. I basic stack sheath seemed like a logical solution. Here is how I went about making it.
I use a brand new utility blade in the knife and it cuts leather very well.
DIY Leather Stamps page. I think here we don't want anything too fancy as we want this easy to clean.
On the inside of the top I put some contact cement and prepared a small piece of felt. This will prevent the snap from scratching the blade in its way in and out of the sheath. I also put some contact cement around all the edges but the opening.
Once the cement has set, carefully place the top on. The cement will stick right away and you don't have much opportunity to move the piece. I started at the tip and worked back until full contact was made.
I spool off 8 times the length of edging in synthetic sinew. In the stitching pony I go around alternating every other hole.
An application of antique finish and some burnishing on the edges will really add to that worn in look and feel.