Bladesmith Josh Weston recently introduced a series of leather wrist cuff knife sheaths. The South Carolina-based maker and Forged in Fire contestant plans to take the project to the next level by expanding the line and scaling up production.
Weston designed his first wrist sheath to free up his own belt and pockets. “I’m a knifemaker that hates carrying knives because I don’t like a bunch of stuff around my waist,” he says. “People are always wanting to see my knives and I don’t carry one.” Each sheath comes with a diminutive hand-forged fixed blade from Weston’s workshop. A wrist sheath may not be the subtlest way to carry a knife, but Weston is hoping that the ‘vikingpunk’ aesthetic of his work will catch on. He maintains that his sheaths look as good with a dress shirt as they do with armor, and says the 2.25-inch blades hold their own in everyday tasks.
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