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    Quote Originally Posted by joelhenton View Post
    @hunter AI.7mm08 I don't go anywhere without them. Endlessly useful, I work in the bush. Having to cut my way around most places I go.
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    Ahh....I see.Must admit I just find it easier to stay away from thick stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by HNTMAD View Post
    That knife sheath...good to see it getting used

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    @HNTMAD It's a superb knife sheath that gets plenty of use. One day I'll no doubt try to copy it! Nothing like copying from the best
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    Quote Originally Posted by ebf View Post
    Slowly getting into this as well.

    Still need to do some work on burnishing the edges. And maybe have another go at the snap...

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    Tx to @Ftx325 for answering a whole bunch of questions

    Once Ive got the basics down, I'll have a go at making lefty knife scabbards.
    That's looking real good @ebf for a first attempt .
    And making a pouch for your leather tools is just next level ...

    Well on your way to making an impressive sheath .
    I am about to have a crack at a double , or maybe triple, sheath for my hunting knives out of the buffalo leather @hunter Al.7mm08 was kind enough to send me .
    Be interesting to see how it goes with wet forming compared to the russet leather .
    Only one way to find out.....
    And if it all works okay might have a crack at using it to make a new leather seat for my Honda Davidson along with some small saddle bags .
    Might be getting a bit out of my league there but can't hurt to try....
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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter Al.7mm08 View Post
    Looks good @joelhenton .just wondering why you carry the secatears?

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    I carry a pair in the Ruahine's. Slightly deeper pouch. You can quietly snip your way through supplejack when you can't see an easy way through.

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    Anyone keen on making me a sheath for my Svord trout and bird knife?the one it came with is pretty average.

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    Probably my favourite knife and scabbard. Real croc hide.

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    That's very cool , croc insert with leather border ?
    Done a couple in the same kind of style using deer and possum skins .
    Nice knife too .... Really like the handle scales .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ftx325 View Post
    That's very cool , croc insert with leather border ?
    Done a couple in the same kind of style using deer and possum skins .
    Nice knife too .... Really like the handle scales .
    Yes croc insert and leather border. ( I bought a couple of croc skins which I have used for various projects) The knife scales are stabilised Australian Gidgee.

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    I managed to pick up a scrap piece of 4mm russet , just enough to make the sheath/s I have been wanting to do for my hunting knives . I would still like to add a pouch to the front for my little sharpener but need thinner leather for that , 2mm would be ideal , but that will have to wait .
    What do you think @hunter Al.7mm08 ?

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    Done in my usual modular fashion , friction hold type and can be changed out with a screwdriver .
    I have also added thumb ramps to each sheath to aid knife extraction , just hold handle and push ramp with thumb and knife pops out . ( the ramp is the protruding lip on top front edge of sheaths )
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    Mate, love that. Picked up some solid leather and just waiting on fixings now

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    Looks good mate,very streamlined Did you use the small sheath as the welt on the larger one?.
    Work out how much of the thinner leather you need,I'll have a look in my stash.

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    make sure you post some pics @Rocco ....
    great to see so many people getting the creative juices flowing and giving it a go .
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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter Al.7mm08 View Post
    Looks good mate,very streamlined Did you use the small sheath as the welt on the larger one?.
    Work out how much of the thinner leather you need,I'll have a look in my stash.

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    I was going to combine the 2 as one but decided to carry on the modular theme so made two separate sheaths that bolt together so can be broken down and used separately if so desired .
    Still ended up nice and slim as can be seen in the front on pic .

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    There's veg tan leather being sold on the yellow site at the moment , and has 2mm listed , so trying to scrape some cash together to get some of that and use it for making my saddle bag and recover the seat on my bike hopefully . If that works out should have scraps I can use for sharpener pouch .
    I would like to water mold it for a nice fit .
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    Ahh...I see.very clever.Where did you get the extra long Chicago screws from?.The longest I can find are 15mm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ftx325 View Post
    I was going to combine the 2 as one but decided to carry on the modular theme so made two separate sheaths that bolt together so can be broken down and used separately if so desired .
    Still ended up nice and slim as can be seen in the front on pic .

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    There's veg tan leather being sold on the yellow site at the moment , and has 2mm listed , so trying to scrape some cash together to get some of that and use it for making my saddle bag and recover the seat on my bike hopefully . If that works out should have scraps I can use for sharpener pouch .
    I would like to water mold it for a nice fit .
    Looks mint man. The modular twin sheath is a great idea

 

 

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