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Thread: Folder knife sheath I made today

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    Folder knife sheath I made today






    This is the first sheath I have made in 10 years and only the second folder sheath ever .
    I put this together quickly to work out a few design issues and to work out a few bugs . I plan on spending some time over Christmas making a few sheaths and will have time to get it perfect .
    I made a lot of mistakes on this , but I'm still very happy with the overall design , it shows some promise.

    Ken
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    looks great

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    How do you sew leather? My shealths falling to bits now
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    That looks great Ken.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toby View Post
    How do you sew leather? My shealths falling to bits now
    Toby go to a hobby shop. They will set you up and then you will be hooked.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
    Rule 1: Treat every firearm as loaded
    Rule 2: Always point firearms in a safe direction
    Rule 3: Load a firearm only when ready to fire
    Rule 4: Identify your target beyond all doubt
    Rule 5: Check your firing zone
    Rule 6: Store firearms and ammunition safely
    Rule 7: Avoid alcohol and drugs when handling firearms

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    some quality &craftsmanship there squire.well done.

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    Clever bit of work, impressed
    Boom, cough,cough,cough

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    Wow! that's awesome, looks great.

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    Thanks guys for the compliments .
    I plan on making a few more on this design , and will continue to incorporate a couple of its features into all of my sheaths from now on ( rolled edge and angled opening ) as kind of a signature of my sheaths .
    I need to get a couple of different Folders to try different shapes etc .

    Ken
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    Put me on your Christmas list
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    Excellent workmanship !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toby View Post
    How do you sew leather? My shealths falling to bits now
    Mate ,
    Leatherwork is about the easiest hobby to get into that there is .
    All you need is some leather , a needle ( easier if you have two ) , some contact glue and some thread , and a few other simple tools that every man will have around the house.
    Years ago ( I'm showing my age ) I used to go to all the charity shops and buy all the old leather handbags and belts etc . I'd cut them up and make knife sheaths for my mates and me . In those days all we used were skinning knives that we ground down to our personal preferences .
    You could buy a sheath from Dalgety's or Wrigthsons , but they cost heaps
    If you were real flash you had a " rabbiters steel " in a little holder on the outside of the sheath .
    I made the sheath above in one day by fastracking a few of the processes , I'm no genius as my friends will testify , if I can do it so can you .

    Ken
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    Superb GC, i usually get them at garage sales and 'make' them fit.....or sew a piece of velcro at the top for security,

    i did that for my cheap Bacho $15 knife from Bunnings
    While I might not be as good as I once was, Im as good once as I ever was!

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    Ground Control, that is very cool...wow!!
    ...amitie, respect mutuel et amour...

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    That's skill Ken!

 

 

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