We're very happy to announce the results of our recent collaboration with Portland's Red Clouds Collective, so much so in fact that we are putting together a launch deal for it: These high-quality, hand-tooled leather sheaths deliver the value at our list price of $25—but when paired with a $38 Otter-Messer Anchor knife for a combo price of $45 they become the ultimate October Deal!
The result of our recent collaboration with Portland's Red Clouds Collective, the Red Cloud Sailor's Knife Sheathe is a high-quality, hand-tooled leather sheath that combines a pared down utility with a rich, warm look—one that will only get better with use and age. It is embossed with both the Red Clouds Collective mascot and the Hand-Eye Supply monogram. The riveted belt loop ensures it will never fall off. It is custom made to snuggly fit the Otter-Messer Anchor knife but will accomodate most pocket knives up to 1-1/4” wide and 4” long.
Red Clouds Collective individually hand stamps each sheath.
OTTER-Messer, which translates to OTTER "Knives," was founded in 1840 by the Berns brothers in Königsmühle, Solingen, a region of Bergisch Land. They manufactured simple and strong pocket knives finished with wooden scales, all of them hand made—grinded, stropped (straightened with a leather strap), and polished in their small factory. The otters who lived in the streams and brooks next the little factory inspired the both the logo and the name. Today OTTER-Messer knives are fitted with C75 carbon steel blades, but the knives are still manufactured and stropped by hand. The knives are renowned in Solingen for their many applications and industrial quality.
This anchor inlayed sailor's knife is a great example of the quality of Otter-Messer knives. Boasting a broad curved blade for control, a weatherproof hardwood handle and the iconic brass anchor inlay, it is functional for a number of applications due to it's broad "Sheepsfoot Blade" which is ideal for nautical conditions. The absence of a straight pointed blade makes stabbing incidents less likely which is useful both for the turbulent nature of the sea and the turbulent demeanor of shanghai'd or indentured sailors.