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    E-Tool Cover/Hatchet Sheath


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    I picked up a USGI E-Tool not too long ago. I just had to have one.
    I immediately took it out of it's USGI Cover (rubber) and slipped it
    into a MOLLE II E-Tool Pouch and strapped it to the side of my Hellcat.

    So, I had this E-Tool Cover that I couldn't bring myself to throw away.
    I knew it'd come in handy some day. At the same time, after I rehabbed
    my $14. Lowe's Hatchet, I needed a sheath for it. I keep it in my Hellcat's
    frame, but don't like the exposed blade one bit for obvious reasons.

    Then, it hit me...I'd recycle the E-Tool Cover and see what I could come up with.
    As you'll see, I tried to use the Cover's odd shapes to best utilize it's material to fit
    the shape of the hatchet's head and even managed to incorporate one of the snaps.

    Yeah, it's ugly, yeah it's rough, but it's functional and I managed to make use
    of something that was just going to take up space and never be used again.

    I formed it with a lighter, needlenose pliers, sandpaper and my Dremel Tool.
    A 1/8" Ranger Band around the "back" of the cover snugs it up nicely, but
    it's not needed.





















    Last edited by SR69; 06-27-2012 at 11:35 PM.

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    Recycling at it's best

    Nice work dude. I like it!
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    May your life be more than a series of chance events.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grease View Post
    Recycling at it's best

    Nice work dude. I like it!
    Thanks G.

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    Very resourceful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blunt Forged Edge View Post
    Very resourceful!
    Thanks.

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    I have to say, I like that. Like you said it might not win a beauty contest, but I think it is awesome lol.

    Well done.
    Axes4Life

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    I would have never thought of it, but your sheath turned out nicely. A bit utilitarian, but very functional & durable.
    Good job...
    Tom

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    Thanks guys!

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    Great job

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    Thanks.

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    Ingenious!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Square_peg View Post
    Ingenious!
    LOL! Thanks SP.
    It certainly was fun.
    And frustrating.
    And gratifying.

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