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Status of the large survival sheaths?

Discussion in 'Survival Sheath System's Forum' started by ironclad, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. ironclad

    ironclad

    43
    Dec 7, 2007
    Robert,

    Is High Speed Gear getting close to having the new survival sheaths for knives with blades of 10"-12" completed? I am still interested in getting a couple of those when they become available.
     
  2. Robert H

    Robert H Premium Sheathmaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 24, 2001
    They tell me yes. I'm sure they're tired of me calling.
     
  3. thombrogan

    thombrogan

    Nov 16, 2002
    Is it much farther, Papa Smurf?
     
  4. Robert H

    Robert H Premium Sheathmaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 24, 2001
    Any day now. HSGI is swamped, of course, but Gene assures me he's on top of it.
     
  5. thombrogan

    thombrogan

    Nov 16, 2002
    Any news????
     
  6. Robert H

    Robert H Premium Sheathmaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 24, 2001
    HSGI is still holding out on me. They're so busy my orders aren't looking attractive to them. I'm looking at a local guy today.
     
  7. Robert H

    Robert H Premium Sheathmaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 24, 2001
    New change the sheaths will now be made by Esstac, whom some of you may know of. He's local (a few hours away) so I'm going to face to face with him. Essentially, I will be able to put a custom liner is a "survival sheath" style nylon sheath, with a pouch, in one of three colors.

    Updates this week.
     
  8. thombrogan

    thombrogan

    Nov 16, 2002
    That's some great news! Thanks, Robert!
     
  9. Robert H

    Robert H Premium Sheathmaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 24, 2001
    Face to faced with Stu at Esstac today. We'll have protos next week. Stu and his crew do fine work. I'm very sure these will be the best sheaths so far.

    Stay tuned.
     
  10. thombrogan

    thombrogan

    Nov 16, 2002
    Staying tuned. What's the good word?
     
  11. thombrogan

    thombrogan

    Nov 16, 2002
    I know you'd share the news if it were here, but is it here yet?
     
  12. Robert H

    Robert H Premium Sheathmaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 24, 2001
    This week, with luck.
     
  13. thombrogan

    thombrogan

    Nov 16, 2002
    Any gnus? :)
     
  14. Robert H

    Robert H Premium Sheathmaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 24, 2001
    Yes, Wednesday there will be pictures. The proto is done.
     
  15. KnifeFury

    KnifeFury

    752
    Sep 21, 2006
    What knife width & thickness is the sheath designed for?

    I have a vew knives in the 8-12" blade length range, but of course the blade widths & thickness (Fat Battle Mistress on one extreme end) are all over the map.

    Thanks for the info.
     
  16. Robert H

    Robert H Premium Sheathmaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 24, 2001
    The Mistress has a template already, and every liner will be custom fit, so it will definately fit.
     
  17. KnifeFury

    KnifeFury

    752
    Sep 21, 2006
    Sounds great. Count me in.

    Just to confirm, when I look at:
    http://www.survivalsheath.com/sheaths/index.htm
    Should I be watching the "Survival Sheath" section? Just thought I would ask since these appear to be the Spec Ops sheaths today and do not have a pull down for custom liners.

    Thanks again.
     
  18. Robert H

    Robert H Premium Sheathmaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 24, 2001
    It will be in that section, but will appear here first.
     
  19. KnifeFury

    KnifeFury

    752
    Sep 21, 2006
    Jus curious, if there is a template for the Fat Battle Mistress (FFBM), why does it not show up in the Knife List?
     
  20. Robert H

    Robert H Premium Sheathmaker Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 24, 2001
    The molds for the Busses are a wooden form, that will still require a shipped in handle of your blade, but the template is wood for the sewing process.
     

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