A beautiful sheath for the gorgeous Forester

Discussion in 'Spyderco' started by Twindog, Jul 18, 2020.

  1. Twindog

    Twindog Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 6, 2004
    The Forester is an awesome knife, with a tip heavy design and sumptuous, flowing curves. The forward weight in a 9+ inch blade makes it chop like a young Paul Bunyan. Jerry Hossom did the design, and Spyderco executed that design perfectly with its now discontinued production model.

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    Except it came with a crappy sheath. It looks bad and doesn't even retain the knife well. The belt option is just as awful.

    When I got a secondhand knife off the exchange, I was amazed at how good the knife was, but I couldn't bring myself to carry it in that sheath.

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    So I contacted Mike Looper, whose work I found in the sheath makers subforum. What a difference. It carries a lot better, especially with the dangler option and a leg tie down. The top of the handle rides at my waist, like it should, rather than being jammed up under my arm pit, which is how it carries with the production sheath. This is the sheath this knife always deserved.
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  2. sliceofaloha

    sliceofaloha Gold Member Gold Member

    607
    Oct 4, 2018
    Rockin' sheath!
     
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  3. Makael

    Makael KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Platinum Member

    Oct 17, 2015
    I had not seen that
    I haven't seen that model before. When the package arrived I was blown away. Never seen a Spyderco that big. The sheath was a pleasure to build and thank you for sending me the blade for a pattern
     
  4. Eli Chaps

    Eli Chaps Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Apr 20, 2018
    Great knife and awesome work @Makael !
     
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  5. Buellrider

    Buellrider Gold Member Gold Member

    192
    Jan 17, 2016
    Gorgeous.
     
  6. RayseM

    RayseM Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 18, 2010
    @Makael never disappoints - solid craftsmanship with artsy flair :thumbsup:
    See above for example :)
     
  7. nephron

    nephron Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 3, 2017
    WOW!
     
  8. Centuriator

    Centuriator Gold Member Gold Member

    177
    Jun 7, 2020
    Beautiful, I really like the leather sheath.
     
  9. Ippon98

    Ippon98

    85
    Feb 15, 2017
    Looks great, really adds to the asthenic of the knife.
     
  10. Peter1960

    Peter1960

    419
    Nov 15, 2005
    It looks extremely good!
     

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