Leather knife sheath. Gentle taper from top (receiving end) to end where it is slightly rounded. Main body of sheath appears to be one piece of thin leather wrapped around length of sheath and glued at finishing edges. Top of sheath has separate piece of leather wrapped around, with a narrower single piece of leather wrapped over that. On back side of top of sheath is a narrow rolled band of black dyed leather which has been inserted into slits of top band, somewhat like a very small belt loop. Two narrow strips of dyed white leather are looped into this loop. Exiting from either side of this loop are 4 leather strings (2 per side) approx. 290mm long. These thongs/strings give the appearance of being for the purpose of tying to something, e.g. an arm, a belt? The bottom tapered/rounded end of the sheath is edged with sewn alternating black/white leather strips. The main body of the sheath is dyed red with the edges dyed (probably inked) black. There is likely an inside frame of bamboo or other firm material to give the sheath its structure. The overall appearance of the sheath is of one not particularly well made and likely for the 'tourist' market.
MeasurementsMaximum dimensions (H x W x D): 305 x 37 x 23mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (a - knife): 286 x 34.9 x 23mm
Maximum dimensions (H x W x D) (b - sheath): 197 x 37.8 x 12mm
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