Making birch bark axe sheath
I show how to make a birch bark axe sheath, traditional and reliable design. Open the full video description and get more information.
Here can you see how I made a leather axe sheath https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXrVeHAe9zc
Here can you see how I made a wooden axe sheath https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCzhVvkv1LE
Here can you see how I made the billhook/the big knife I use in the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqsGNC49jP4&t=3s
A few points:
1. Green bark is the ideal, but old bark can be used as well. Hot water makes the bark flexible - just don"t use burning hot water, it will damage the bark.
2. The ideal is to use a single strip for wrapping around the entire sheath - but as I show in the video is it possible to use multiple piece of bark strips for the wrap, friction will keep it together.
3. You is not limited to use only birch bark - you can use bark from a lot of other trees as well example willow.
4. Birch bark sheaths is common/was common in Finland and just in general in the north. One sheath can last many years.
Video gear: Nikon D7000, Nikon 50 1.8, Røde videomacro, iMovie.