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New sheath design
« on: February 14, 2017, 07:10:28 PM »
Well guys most of you probably haven't noticed that I've been making some sheaths;) But I have been, mostly my own designs and work for my own knives etc, but I've also built a fair number for guys looking for a solid sheath. My brother is heavily involved in the whole scene of bushcraft and knives more so than myself these days. None the less this design is based on a bunch that I've built for some of his higher end custom knives over the last year or so. It's based on a bunch of features he was looking for with some input on design and whatnot from my end. So it's a bit of a collaboration of sorts;)

Either way it's available on the site if guys are looking for a new sheath for a bushcraft type of knife.


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    Re: New sheath design
    « Reply #1 on: February 14, 2017, 08:47:49 PM »
    Nice design.  It looks really solid and if its anything like the sheath you made for me it is extremely well fitted.   :thumbup1

    Heads up, guys ( and gals ) - if you already are packing your handgun in an Adams holster, a knife sheath to match is a natural adjunct to your good taste in leather.   :cool   If you haven't already ordered something form Luke this might be a good place to start.  His work is very well thought of around here and I highly recommend it.
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    « Reply #2 on: February 14, 2017, 10:32:33 PM »
    Sweet, can you make one for this and put it in a shoulder rig with a 6" Dan Wesson Bruin on the left side and the knife and 2  mags on the right?



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    Re: New sheath design
    « Reply #3 on: February 14, 2017, 10:35:22 PM »
    Maybe;) I haven't done a shoulder rig knife setup before but I'd say if you want one I should be able to come up with something good for ya. If you place an order I'll build something out and test it before the order comes up and then build out a finished version for the order. Also would need the knife right before building for fit etc.

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    Re: New sheath design
    « Reply #4 on: February 14, 2017, 10:35:50 PM »
    Sweet, can you make one for this and put it in a shoulder rig with a 6" Dan Wesson Bruin on the left side and the knife and 2  mags on the right?



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    :drool

    So basically your whitetail set up?
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    « Reply #5 on: February 14, 2017, 10:41:33 PM »
    :drool

    So basically your whitetail set up?
    the picture doesn't do that knife justice.  But yup you got it.   I got to find someone who can make custom grips for the Bruin out of those spare scales too.  Throw it in a sweet rig from Luke and it ought to be a real purdy setup.

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    Re: New sheath design
    « Reply #6 on: February 15, 2017, 04:57:15 AM »
    the picture doesn't do that knife justice.  But yup you got it.   I got to find someone who can make custom grips for the Bruin out of those spare scales too.  Throw it in a sweet rig from Luke and it ought to be a real purdy setup.

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    so you'll end up with a BBQ rig......................and a matching knife to cut the 'que?    :thumbup1   :clap
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    « Reply #7 on: February 15, 2017, 08:43:07 AM »
    so you'll end up with a BBQ rig......................and a matching knife to cut the 'que?    1   :clap
    Yup, a real BBQ rig, provides meat for the grill and looks damn snazzy doing it.

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    Thomas Jefferson's "Commonplace Book," 1774-1776, quoting 18th century criminologist Cesare Beccaria in Chapter 40 of "On Crimes and Punishment", 1764

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    Re: New sheath design
    « Reply #8 on: February 15, 2017, 09:15:24 AM »
    If you've got it take a picture of your knife in profile so I can see the scales contour.

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    « Reply #9 on: February 15, 2017, 10:44:35 AM »
    If you've got it take a picture of your knife in profile so I can see the scales contour.

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    Thanks Luke!  i will get you a pic and dimensions.   
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    Thomas Jefferson's "Commonplace Book," 1774-1776, quoting 18th century criminologist Cesare Beccaria in Chapter 40 of "On Crimes and Punishment", 1764

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    Re: New sheath design
    « Reply #10 on: February 15, 2017, 12:07:48 PM »
    Nice design.  It looks really solid and if its anything like the sheath you made for me it is extremely well fitted.   :thumbup1

    Heads up, guys ( and gals ) - if you already are packing your handgun in an Adams holster, a knife sheath to match is a natural adjunct to your good taste in leather.   :cool   If you haven't already ordered something form Luke this might be a good place to start.  His work is very well thought of around here and I highly recommend it.

    Thanks sir;) These are a bit of an oddity, I'm not molding them super tight since they sit so much deeper in the sheath and with the dangle option you don't want it terribly tight. That said no reason I couldn't;) This particular sheath in the picture is brand new, I just built it yesterday for a fixed blade I've been wanting to carry and figured it would give me a good chance to test some more. Most of the testing on this design has been by my brother with some of his Bark River knives that he carries daily. I've used them some but not allot and I figured this would give me the chance to try it out daily and see if I like the method of carry. Since typically I prefer a high ride belt setup more of a concealable sheath. But that said I don't need to conceal my knife either day to day. So I figured I'd test this design for my daily carry of a fixed blade and see how it works out;) I may still mold this one tighter, and I'm considering offering an option for tighter or looser, either way somewhat of a work in progress for what kind of options guys would like.

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    Re: New sheath design
    « Reply #11 on: February 16, 2017, 12:25:11 AM »
    The dangler style is not bad for most applications - especially hunting.  It works well either on foot or on horseback.  If you're running a fixed placement design on horseback it needs to be pretty thick leather in case you're de-horsed and land on the damned thing.  It DEFINITELY needs to stay sheathed and not come poking through into your tender anatomy.  :shocked
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    Re: New sheath design
    « Reply #12 on: February 17, 2017, 07:32:22 PM »
    That's always been a fear of mine this far not been much of an issue with normal use but of course very different falling with force etc. I've always considered a kydex liner, but I'm not thrilled with how they work in practice, I need to do a bunch more testing with that idea. Since if I'm going down that road I want something pretty much bombproof and it will be a different design etc. If I do a liner of some sort it will likely be removable if possible and I've got a couple more ideas.

    For the time being though I'm going to stick with a normal durable somewhat traditional construction. I figure these are going to be very tough compared to most any production sheath out there, especially some of the terrible designs like the ones that came with the SharpFinger Schrade knives back in the day. No welt, molded to the front, basically an invitation to put the knife through the side of the sheath if it was somewhat sharp.

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