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Mora sheath questin

Discussion in 'Wilderness & Survival Skills' started by Bruceter, Feb 14, 2010.

  1. Bruceter

    Bruceter Gold Member Gold Member

    May 19, 2000
    Hi All,

    I just got a Mora Clipper in stainless and have a question about the factory sheath. The sheath seems to be a bit loose, if you turn it upside down, the knife will fall out. Is there a way to tighten up the factory sheath?

    TIA

    Bruceter
     
  2. theamazingdrew

    theamazingdrew

    Nov 18, 2009
    heat gun it
     
  3. TheGame

    TheGame

    Sep 24, 2008
    Moras come with pretty crappy sheaths. If you're willing, custom sheaths are pretty nice for them.
     
  4. Bruceter

    Bruceter Gold Member Gold Member

    May 19, 2000
    Thanks for the help!
    I think I have an old tube in the garage, I'll give that a try.

    Bruceter
     
  5. GhostWolf

    GhostWolf

    596
    Feb 2, 2004
    Thanks for the tip Blackhills. :thumbup:
     
  6. skab8541

    skab8541

    478
    Dec 6, 2006
  7. Loosearrow

    Loosearrow

    Apr 14, 2008
    You could glue a 1/2 inch thin strip of leather or innertube to the inside of the sheath to snug it up some.
     
  8. facablade

    facablade

    468
    May 23, 2009
    hi you know if you keep original shealth you can use it to blow air to fire up ambers using like a tube
     
  9. Kiah

    Kiah S&S Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 20, 2006
    That one works well. Heat it right above the guard placement and squeeze (with gloves on). I've done it with a lighter as well in a pinch, though it ain't pretty. Just make sure you shake the bejeesus out of it to test before trying to wear it inverted.

    Also, a tight elastic band can be put through the belt loop and slipped over the butt to lock in the valley of the handle. Easy on, easy off.
     
  10. Kiah

    Kiah S&S Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 20, 2006
    I've tried that and I can't do it. The loop gags me.
     
  11. sambo.

    sambo.

    Dec 30, 2009
    for what a Mora costs you, who cares how crappy the sheath is?

    to my mind, putting a nice custom sheath on a clipper 860 is like putting a $20,000 stereo system inside a Trabant.

    that said, the Clipper 860 is, imho, the best bargain in the wonderful world of shiny, sharp, edged objects.
     
  12. Kiah

    Kiah S&S Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 20, 2006
    Not at all. Those who like the Moras and use them a lot sometimes just want a better pair of pants for them to ride in.

    Sure they're cheap and ugly, but we still love 'em enough to not wanna lose 'em.

    Ain't it pretty?:p

    [​IMG]
     
  13. sambo.

    sambo.

    Dec 30, 2009
    oooh, ok. i'm sold. yes, it's very pretty.

    i'd hope it would probably last through a few 860s.

    how much and where do i get one of those from? it'd probably last me a couple of 860's (i have one as a "loan-blade". the poor thing gets abused more than it deserves)
     
  14. Kiah

    Kiah S&S Moderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jul 20, 2006
    Oh, I meant the knife, just reused an old pic and didn't crop. :eek:

    Though I'll admit the sheath is pretty as well if I do say so myself. ;)

    If you wanna shoot me an email, I'll send you the details if you want one or just ask in my forum. :thumbup:
     
  15. Switchblade61

    Switchblade61

    Nov 11, 2009
    It's not only the looks of the original sheath, but the safe retaining of the knife as well. For the most part, those factory sheaths don't do a great job there either...
     
  16. Marion David Poff

    Marion David Poff

    Oct 8, 1998
    Exactly.

    With the sheaths like Kiah and I make, you can even suspend the knife upside down if you want...

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    Marion
     

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