Very cool, thank you.
Got Collins opinion on knife rolls. He suggested to take a look at rolls of this maker:
I like them and they seems to fit my approach to making things - overbuilding, and I like contrasting stitching on leather a lot. Instead of leather sheaths I would use wood sayas (better for knives), but the fact that knives are in deep pockets appeals to me a lot. Need to study the design a bit more and familiarize myself with the process, not to mention figuring out how to come up with a more reasonable price but comparable workmanship.
You guys might think that I am crazy, putting my hand in so many pots (boards, mag strips, strops, and now rolls) but to me all these things revolve around knives, so they are related. Ideally I would hire people do this work, with my involvement being design, supervising and quality control. I would also prefer it to happen on premises rather than subcontract the work - I like to run a tight ship. So this might be something I will pursue down the road.
Wood and leather seems to be like a great combination and I like equally both. Add great wood and great leather, some interesting technique working it, and you see what I am talking about.