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. Note that although irrelevant to the purchase of a knife sheath, it is worth noting that Sauveterre de Rouergue was voted "one of the most beautiful villages 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.
Many acclaimed cutlers, such as Forge de Laguiole and Fontenille Pataud, contracts Max for their 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"
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 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.
What's Included: Leather Sheath - Certificate - Warranty Support - Free Shipping within the United States