Max Capdebarthes is a master leather craftsman located in the tiny (pop. 800) 12th-century village of Sauveterre de Rouergue in the southwest of France.
With only five craftsmen (actually primarily women), Max Capdebarthes has mastered every aspect of leathercrafting to produce the best knife sheaths money can buy at any price. Most knife manufacturers consider Max Capdebarthes the best leather sheath craftsman in Europe, perhaps the world. Some of France's most acclaimed cutlers, such as Forge de Laguiole and Fontenille Pataud, contract Max for their sheath needs.
About this sheath: This full grain leather sheath is available in 3 sizes to accommodate knives 9 to 13 cm. It features a metal snap closure, a horizontal and vertical belt loop.
This sheath is for:
- 9 & 10 cm knives (3. 1/2 " - 3. 7/8" handle length size)
- 11 cm designed for 11 cm knives (4. 1/3" -handle length size).
" 12 cm designed for 12/13 cm knives (4. 3/4" - 5.1/8" handle length size)
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. Pictured Knife not included.
9/10 cm: Outside Dimensions: 4.5/8" x 1.7/8"
11 cm: Outside Dimensions: 5.1/2" x 1.7/8"
12/13 cm: Outside Dimensions: 5.3/4" x 2.1/16"