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E-Tool Cover/Hatchet Sheath

Discussion in 'Axe, Tomahawk, & Hatchet Forum' started by SR69, Jun 27, 2012.

  1. SR69

    SR69

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    Apr 30, 2012
    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.

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    Last edited: Jun 27, 2012
  2. Grease

    Grease

    May 10, 2012
    Recycling at it's best :cool:

    Nice work dude. I like it!
     
  3. SR69

    SR69

    238
    Apr 30, 2012
    :thumbup: Thanks G.
     
  4. Blunt Forged Edge

    Blunt Forged Edge

    591
    May 15, 2012
    Very resourceful!
     
  5. SR69

    SR69

    238
    Apr 30, 2012
    Thanks. :)
     
  6. Operator1975

    Operator1975

    Sep 24, 2010
    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.
     
  7. Double Ott

    Double Ott Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 3, 2011
    I would have never thought of it, but your sheath turned out nicely. A bit utilitarian, but very functional & durable.
    Good job...
    Tom
     
  8. SR69

    SR69

    238
    Apr 30, 2012
    Thanks guys! :D
     
  9. leebrewer

    leebrewer Gold Member Gold Member

    942
    Apr 21, 2008
    Great job
     
  10. SR69

    SR69

    238
    Apr 30, 2012
    Thanks. :)
     
  11. Square_peg

    Square_peg

    Feb 1, 2012
    Ingenious! [​IMG]
     
  12. SR69

    SR69

    238
    Apr 30, 2012
    LOL! Thanks SP.
    It certainly was fun.
    And frustrating.
    And gratifying.
     

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