Max Capdebarthes is a master leather craftsman located in the tiny (pop. 800) 12th-century village of Sauveterre de Rouergue in the south west of France.
Each sheath is made from carefully selected genuine cowhide. Mr. Max Capdebarthes is considered by most knife manufacturers as the best leather craftsman in Europe, perhaps the world.
About this sheath: Double stitching can be found on all stress areas to provide years of use without stitch failure. This sheath is made of 1/8 inch thick ultra soft cowhide full-grain leather. We offer this leather sleeve in 4 different colours (black, maya, choco, red).
This sheath is for:
The 9 cm is designed for 9 & 10 cm knives handle length size. (10,5 cm x 4,5 cm)
The 10 cm is designed for 9 & 10 cm knives handle length size. (11,5 cm x 5 cm)
The 11 cm is designed for 11 & 12 cm knives handle length size. (12 cm x 5 cm)
The 13 cm is designed for 12 & 13 cm knives handle length size. (14 cm x 5 cm)
The 14 cm is designed for 13 & 14 cm knives handle lenght size. (14,5 cm x 6,5 cm)
Consider this: Max Capdebarthes only works with full grain leather which is the highest quality grade of leather money can buy. This leather type comes from the top layer of the hide and includes all of the natural grain and natural marks. It is more expensive to buy and more difficult for to work with, as a result this is reflected in the cost to the consumer.
Break-In period: Your new sheath may appear to be a little stiff at first, this is normal. As full grain leather ages it will adapt to the shape of your knife. Over time, the sheath will develop a much sought-after patina and a unique character that cannot be duplicated. The more you use it, the better it will look and feel.
100% made in France