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Experiment

Discussion in 'Sheaths & Such' started by Dr Heelhook, Jul 7, 2017.

  1. Dr Heelhook

    Dr Heelhook

    Jul 24, 2007
    I like horizontal carry sheaths and I got a new AG Russell folder I liked so much, so I figured I'd try something different for it. It was a harder project for me, the belt loops were a problem to attach, but it's nice to try something I haven't done before. It sits nicely on the belt and works the way I want it to.

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  2. High Standard

    High Standard Gold Member Gold Member

    158
    Mar 23, 2017
    Really cool design. I like the gap for your finger. I looks like it would be real easy to pull the knife out.
     
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  3. Horsewright

    Horsewright KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 4, 2011
    Nice, an innovative design for sure. Do ya have pics of the back and the belt loops?
     
  4. Dr Heelhook

    Dr Heelhook

    Jul 24, 2007
    Thanks! Always nice to hear from a pro. The belt loops ended up a bit tight. I should probably have made fold over ones instead:
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    This time I actually took some more time and effort to make a mold and frame. Made the molding a little easier:
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    Last edited: Jul 18, 2017
  5. Horsewright

    Horsewright KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 4, 2011
    Cool deal. Couple of ways of fixing those belt loops. 1) Make a stick the size of your belt (width wise) and maybe 8" long. Wet mold your belt loops to the stick. 2) Stick a pair of needle nose pliers in the belt loop and stretch em open gently by opening the pliers against the inside of the belt loops. Maybe one of these will help ya out.
     
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  6. Dr Heelhook

    Dr Heelhook

    Jul 24, 2007
    Thanks, I'll keep that in mind.
     
  7. Gafishing

    Gafishing Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    734
    Aug 7, 2016
    Thanks for the pics.
    I want to learn how to make sheaths and other items with leather. And I really appreciate walkthroughs with pics.

    Andy
     
  8. Dr Heelhook

    Dr Heelhook

    Jul 24, 2007
    Thank you! Yes, that's the idea. It is nice to carry and use, I think. I'll try and improve the design more in the future.
     
  9. WEB2

    WEB2

    390
    Oct 13, 2004
    Very nice!
     
  10. Stelth

    Stelth

    Jul 15, 2007
    That's nice, it reminds me of the Schrade 3rd gen sheath a bit.
     

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