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Discussion in 'Sheaths & Such' started by Horsewright, Sep 8, 2018.

  1. Horsewright

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

    Oct 4, 2011
    Yep. No welt on the top half. Just a horseshoe kinda shaped welt that stops about half way up. Both sides are skivved down to zero. Teh edge never rests against or is in contact with the stitching so its simply not needed.
     
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  2. Fallbrook Forge

    Fallbrook Forge Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 1, 2006
    Geez, that makes so much sense.... I’ll give that a try next time
     
  3. Horsewright

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

    Oct 4, 2011
    Good deal.
     
  4. elof_alv

    elof_alv Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2009
    made up a batch of 'tactical' sheaths that strap to molle webbing
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  5. Horsewright

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

    Oct 4, 2011
    Very nice work! Ever had any problem with the snap not being secure enough?
     
  6. elof_alv

    elof_alv Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2009
    They're all only few weeks old, and really a proof of concept attempts.
    I think pull-the-dot snaps should hold up nicely, and on most sheaths there probably could be 2 snaps to make it more secure. (or have a second snap in the middle, between 2 molle straps)
    I have another idea I haven't tried yet (but it's coming) that should make the strap more secure. Need to make a prototype to see how it'll work.

    I guess I'm trying to see if I can make something new that'll work...
     
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  7. Horsewright

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

    Oct 4, 2011
    Good deal. They look well made.
     
  8. Robber58

    Robber58

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    Oct 9, 2008
    You might just reverse the positions of the snaps and put them on the top of the sheath. Then there is no load on them. Pull the dot will absolutely help them as well.
    They are nicely made by the way.
    Randy
     
  9. Horsewright

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

    Oct 4, 2011

    Something else I came up with as I built more and more of this design. I use to sew all the way up to the top. This created lots of problems and difficulties. I now start my stitching groove about 3/4' to and 1" down from the top. Sure has made life easier and makes your sewing more consistent, with no loss of retention.
     
  10. i4Marc

    i4Marc

    Oct 19, 2011
    Ok Dave, so.....you put in a full day's work on the ranch everyday.......aaaaaaand you make something like 1,000 knives a week......plus all the tack, chaps, sheaths, holsters etc. .......aaaaand you're on the forums all the time helping people. Remind me again, when do you sleep?
     
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  11. duramax

    duramax KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 29, 2012
    I think Dave’s horse is so well trained. That Dave can catch some Zzz’s in the saddle out on the ranch ;):p:p:D
     
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  12. Horsewright

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

    Oct 4, 2011
    Damm dog wakes me up at 4:30 every morning! Just a master of scheduling I guess, wait what day is it again?

    That has happened! But sometimes the view wakes ya up. Helping a friend brand last week and heading out to gather the holding pasture, come around the corner and the south end of the San Joaquin Valley:

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    Nuff daydreaming back to work:

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  13. Macan

    Macan

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  14. elof_alv

    elof_alv Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2009
    Randy, I really don’t think that will work, even if the sheath is upside down, the snap really only needs to hold the weight of knife & itself. If the snap was at the top of the sheath it would have to contend with the forces of sheathing & extracting the knife, any accidental snags on the handle...
     
  15. Horsewright

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

    Oct 4, 2011
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  16. Horsewright

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

    Oct 4, 2011
    Some recents just finished off yesterday:

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  17. Private Klink

    Private Klink Gold Member Gold Member

    May 30, 2017
    Beautiful work!:cool::thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
  18. duramax

    duramax KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 29, 2012
    I fought with a cobra today and lost lol !!! :) Ok so I’ve been practicing with my cobra 4, and life’s been good. So today I was 100% male and pushed luck and did what I knew wouldn’t work lol.
    The pics
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    So this was way over 3/4” and didn’t even fit under walking foot. But if you really push it it will fit lmao. What a mistake !!!! Broke the needle #25 in three ! But you know it was doing it !!!!!!
    Now I hadn’t let the barge cement dry 100% could that have affected it ??? I’m chalking this up to if don’t try , you won’t learn. I’m also thick headed Irish lol.
    Comments , questions , advice all welcome :)
    I post my good and bad :)

    Info, all veg tan leather, 277 bonded nylon, 25 needle.
     
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2020
  19. Horsewright

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

    Oct 4, 2011
    Yep ya did. I've done it too. I changed my design on a scoped rifle scabbard for similar reasons. Ya know what Dirty Harry said: "A sewing machine has to know its limitations."

    Thought ya might like this one:

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    Thanks @Private Klink
     
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  20. duramax

    duramax KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 29, 2012
    Lol, yup I’ve heard that many a times :)

    Beautiful knife !! That python micarta looks great too !! :)

    I was curious if you used it on others :)
     

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