Bradley Kimura butterfly knife sheath

Gary W. Graley

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A close friend had sent me one of these butterfly knives as a gift, very kind
of him to do so, nice knife too with sandvik steel, very sharp!

This past week a fellow asked if I could make him a sheath for his knife, he
was in luck as I had one on hand to use :) here are a couple shots of the
sheath, heading home tomorrow;

brian_Kimura by GaryWGraley, on Flickr

I was concerned when I started out as the horns on this knife are quite small
meaning they don't extend out very far, but it worked out well and the retention
is excellent.

edited to add this shot from the horn end, where you can see how tightly formed the leather is around
the knife and how closely sewn around the horns on this particular one;

kimura_5 by GaryWGraley, on Flickr


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Gary W. Graley

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Thanks Greg and Erik, here is a LARGER image of that sheath
neat detail in the leather, taken with my Canon point and shoot G10

Kimura sheath larger file

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You're right, lots of detail in that picture. It also shows how clean the work is. Very nice! :thumbup:
 

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I like it, it has a very Crusader-esque look about it. Any Paladin would wear it proudly.
 

Gary W. Graley

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Thanks guys, and Lapp Dance, the term Paladin reminded me of one of
my favourite books by Terry Brooks, called "Magic Kingdom Forsale: SOLD"
See the book at this Amazon.com Location
in it there was also a Paladin but I'll not give more away.
Terry Brooks ended up writing a series from that main character, it's a neat
tale, of course the first book for me was the best. I've loaned it out and
now it's missing :( will have to find another one to replace it!
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Gary W. Graley

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TF, a fellow by the name of Chris Long had me make a sheath for him a while back
he also is a photographer and sent me a few images that I was allowed to use
here is one showing the sheath on the belt, this one has a little bit of an angle to it;
The one above is made to be worn at a more horizontal carry...

onbelt by GaryWGraley, on Flickr

and he sent this action set showing drawing the knife out of the sheath;

action by GaryWGraley, on Flickr

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edited to show the difference between angled and straight horizontal;
top sheath has a slight angle, the lower one is worn more level

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Gary,

I am consistently awed by your beautiful work. I would also like to thank you for the tips and tutorials you share. They have certainly aided this newbie. Keep up the outstanding work!

Rob Flax
 

Gary W. Graley

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Thanks very much Rob, glad to help,
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Hi,

I just bought a Kimura III Tanto style Balisong. I was wondering if you still made these sheaths and if so can you PM me pricing info? If not, shame, you are good! Thanks!
 

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I've said this before and now I get to say it again. Gary makes the very best Butterfly sheaths on the planet....no reservations, no equal, THE BEST.

Paul
 

Gary W. Graley

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Thanks very much Paul and Stuart, it does take a little extra time, but that helps the overall appearance of the sheath
so for me, it's worth the effort.
Same with knife making, I'm told if some makers just spent as little as an extra 15 to 30 minutes
their knives would reflect that added attention and be just that nicer of a knife.
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So, I don't yet have enough posts to send a private message, but that's an absolutely gorgeous sheath! How much do you charge for one of these that will fit a Kimura 2/5?

Thanks!
Jeremy
 

Gary W. Graley

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Hi you can email me at chiseledge @ yahoo.com
I'm not sure that mine would be the same dimensions
as yours, so I'd probably need to borrow yours for the fit up
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