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Wednesday, 4 May 2011

e-mail trouble again

Just a short message to let everybody know what is going on.

My finger has healed well, thanks for all the support. It ate away a lot of time though, and I'm still not taking new orders as my backlog still excists and progress is slow. My guess is that I'll be taking new orders again around July, untill then I'll be working through my backlog.

My e-mail trouble seemed solved in januari, but continued untill late april, where the server released over 1200 e-mails that were kept for months. I can't answer all of them, so please don't be offended if your e-mail, send between mid januari- late april, was left unanswered. But even then the pile is huge, as the numbers of requests are increasing up to 30 e-mails a day for the last 6 weeks. Please be patient if your message isn't replied to soon. All orders on my list will be filled or receive a refund if the wait has been too long.
I'm not sure how to cope with this increasing demand in the future, but I'm sure time will tell.

Fellow knifenut and graphic designer Wouter de Jong ( has designed a logo for Martinsheaths. I incorporated it in my new bussiness card and I'm quite happy with it. In the future my leatherwork will have this logo.

I hope you like it.

a few weeks ago the Dutch Knife Exhibition was held ( If you are ever around, please pay a visit, as it is worth it very much. a very good atmosphere, and a wealth of custom and production knives and materials.
One of the knifemakers present is Erik Markman (get a website Erik!) and one of his knive's I had the honour of making sheaths for is the Taurus:

Kydex setup. a modular sheath with a removable dropplate. teklok compatible. can be carried in a wide variety of ways.

Halftanned leather with a removable kydex liner.

For more pics, check my photobucket album. click on the slideshow top left on the page..