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PSK knife thread

Discussion in 'Gossman Knives' started by Gossman Knives, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. mtnfolk mike

    mtnfolk mike

    Mar 21, 2006
    yes i do... :D and a nice one it is....:thumbup: i also have that cool pocket sheath too...:) i really like that one...
     
  2. Jeff H

    Jeff H

    Feb 14, 2008
    I forgot about the pocket sheath. I have to make one of those for my PSK.:)
     
  3. Buffalohump

    Buffalohump Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 7, 2006
    Jeff,

    you're screwed now pal, best you figure out a way to ramp up production 'cos everyone is going to want some of that action (me first!). Those sheaths are hawt! :thumbup:

     
  4. Rockywolf

    Rockywolf Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 16, 2005
    I will be next in line!
     
  5. Jeff H

    Jeff H

    Feb 14, 2008
    Thanks, Buffalohump. I have a "creative streak" that works when I am "inspired" (really want something I can't afford or can't get someone to make it) but, man, am I slow.
     
  6. bdws1975

    bdws1975 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 19, 2006
    Jeff,

    Did you get my PM??

    Take care,
    Brett
     
  7. Jeff H

    Jeff H

    Feb 14, 2008
    OK, I think I have it finished. I swapped the steel screws for brass but they lack the required patina. I found that I had to chase the threads in the aluminum "nuts" with a 8-32 tap (load the tap with vegetable shortening or Lee case-sizing lube for aluminum) and they fit perfectly. The threads were so close you cannot tell they were touched. I also flared the back of the mounth of the sheath so the square edge of the PSK's handle - a fault of theh original sheath design, not the handle - I LOVE this handle.

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    And, thanks, Brett for the help with the photos!

    So far, we have seen some incredible leather and some Kydex but I am waiting to see paracord wrap variations. This has been a very neat "idea exchange" forum and - "thanks for that," Scott. Aside from being an great knife - which has replaced a couple others I no longer need and have sold - it is also a great platform for exercising your creativity and personal preferences in carry options. If I could right now, I would have one of each variation on order, to include the "Sr." and the PSK/Tusk Hybrid but I have to spread them out a bit and hope the Kydex and leather supply holds out while I play with the two I have.
     
  8. MRpink

    MRpink

    Sep 17, 2007
    Well I hope everything works out with your possible supplier, because you make some great kydex sheaths and I think everyone (including me) would love to get our hands on one.
     
  9. Jeff H

    Jeff H

    Feb 14, 2008
    Yeah, I have the same problem with my supplier every single time I order supplies - THEY WANT MONEY!!;):D

    Right now I am using from what I bought a while back and am watching the pennies. The knife budget is fixed and is suspended occasionally due to emergencies and such - recently suspended as a matter of fact but will be on track for customs I have on order.

    Thanks for the compliments MrPink.
     
  10. Ben Messerly

    Ben Messerly

    18
    Jun 16, 2007
    Hey scott how can I get one???
     
  11. Gossman Knives

    Gossman Knives Edged Toolmaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 9, 2004
    Shoot me an email with which one you'd like to get.
    Scott
     
  12. MRpink

    MRpink

    Sep 17, 2007
    Jeff I challenge you. Your kydex sheath vs. my awesome cardboard & and duct tape sheath.

    My girlfriend has the camera tonight, so web cam pictures it is.

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    It looks cheap, but it's actually built quite well. Duct tape in and out for durability and smooth transitions, tension set just right. I could even wear it as a neck sheath due to the holes at the end of the knife or add a loop to wear on the belt. Simple folded cardboard, which is why I put the instructions on the sheath to face the edge toward the crease instead of the open end, which the knife could slice like butter. I also folded the end like this this to keep the tip from accidentally poking through (I used cardboard, paper was just to demonstrate).

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  13. Jeff H

    Jeff H

    Feb 14, 2008
    Man,.... I can't touch that. Cheap, low mass, innoucous, low thermal conductivity, can be cannibalized for first aid purposes and durable,... durable? Well "durable enough" and cheap ehough that "who cares" if it wears out in a year? No kidding, I have two wood chisel sheaths made that way, a sharpening stone sheath and used to make them for my cordless' batteries before they went and got all nuts with higher-voltage, odd-shaped batteries and got away from the "stick" type battery. It's a very pracytical and versatile means of "sheath" making and, in my personal opinion, an unfair challenge. I mean, c'mon! DUCT TAPE?? Who can beat THAT?? Really!

    Good work Mr. Pink. :D:D
     
  14. MRpink

    MRpink

    Sep 17, 2007
    Hahah, thank you. I had it in my pocket yesterday at work and could hardly tell it was there.

    I have a question for you Jeff. I've been admiring your kydex sheaths for the PSK. Since the PSK comes in a few variations (handle wise - naked, cord wrapped, and micarta seems to be most common), could you tweak the sheaths to adjust to fit the different handle sizes? I was thinking where the two brass screws are, you could loosen it and tighten it depending what handle you have on it. I'll most likely switch back and forth from naked to paracord wrap so it'd be nice to have one kydex sheath that could accommodate both. Kydex is pretty flexible and indestructible so it might work. What do you think? Not that I dislike my cardboard sheath, but it'd be nice to get a proper sheath.
     
  15. Buffalohump

    Buffalohump Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 7, 2006
    hey guys,

    Well, its been a looooong wait but I was finally able to get that box open today and check out my brand new PSK.

    I had to wait a week or so, as it was a birthday gift, but the day finally came and boy was I pleased when I was able to hold it and check it out, after looking at so many pics on the net.

    This is one cool little knife let me tell you. Perfect size for what it is, perfectly balanced in the hand, just enough blade, sharp as anything.

    I got the green canvas scales and they are just great - nice and rough, lovely colour (which I know will darken with time) and the brass pins look fantastic against them.

    My favourite though is the tiny little choil. So cute! What fantastic attention to detail. The sheath is rudimentary, yes, but it works perfectly.

    My wife said it perfectly when I unwrapped it - "well, you can see it wasn't made in a factory". Its a handmade knife all the way. Enough chatter, here are the pics!

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    Last edited: May 7, 2008
  16. Gossman Knives

    Gossman Knives Edged Toolmaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Apr 9, 2004
    Happy Birthday! :thumbup: Enjoy!
    Scott
     
  17. IUKE12

    IUKE12

    Nov 25, 2005
    Oh ya, very nice, and worth the wait:cool: I imagine we'll be seeing some action pics soon:)
     
  18. Buffalohump

    Buffalohump Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 7, 2006
    Thanks Scott! I wanted to get my wife to engrave it, but she was worried the dude might screw it up. It makes a great birthday gift for sure! :thumbup:

     
  19. Buffalohump

    Buffalohump Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 7, 2006
    That's the plan :D

     
  20. Buffalohump

    Buffalohump Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 7, 2006
    That is a fantastic looking sheath sir!

     

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