Sheath for Greene River set knife/ Thoughts on patch knives

Last night I made up the sheath for the Green River set...and I copied the sheath on the old bag Im basing the Green on....its actually a very crude sheath, and I want to explain why I would copy it...

I think, and evidence of extant examples seems to bear it out, that patch or utility knives were personal items added by the owners of the pouch, and not provided by the maker of the pouch, especially if the maker was a professional leather worker making items for stock and sale.

If the professional bag maker provided the knife, he would have to also stock or make the knife...guess where a potential owner wanted it placed on the bag...and make a sheath and attach it...he could have done so for sure...but I dont think they did...so many good professional caliber bags have such crudely made knife sheaths haphazardly attached that I cannot believe they were originally part of the set, but were customairly added by the bags owner as needed or desired...

the total lack of uniformity of both the sheaths, and the actual bag knives themselves viewed in light of the stylistic uniformity and level of craftsmanship often found on surviving bags is just too incongruent.
I truly think that bag knife sheaths were made by the owner as best as he could, with what ever materials he had, to carry what ever bit of a knife he could or prefered to press into service.

this may also make sence economically, because of the cost of good steel cutlery early on in our history as well...so untill I see proof otherwise, I will say that sheaths on fine bags can often be, if not even expect to be rather crude...especially on the finer professionally made early bags. I incorporated a crude sheath on the Green River set not only to stay close to the sheath found on the old bag Im patterning the set on, but to emphasize this what I consider, much overlooked point.
TCA