Bullnose sheath talk

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My belt is also 1 1/2 by 1/4 I like the x back or the two slots either way should work for me.
 

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I've got a good plan for the sheath. If the mock ups work it will allow for vertical carry and an angled crossdraw. Leather came in yesterday and looks good.
 

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Don't get too hung up on the details yet. Instead of an X-back, think of it like a V-back that allows angled crossdraw as opposed to parallel with your belt.

This would be a left handed layout if we were looking at the back of the sheath like this. It's sketched like an X Ray as if you're looking through the layers on a right hand sheath (yeah that made sense:rolleyes::D)
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I might add another scallop at the bottom to thin things out down there amongst a couple of other changes.
 

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Don't get too hung up on the details yet. Instead of an X-back, think of it like a V-back that allows angled crossdraw as opposed to parallel with your belt.

This would be a left handed layout if we were looking at the back of the sheath like this. It's sketched like an X Ray as if you're looking through the layers on a right hand sheath (yeah that made sense:rolleyes::D)
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I might add another scallop at the bottom to thin things out down there amongst a couple of other changes.
I like that. A lot.
 

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Don't get too hung up on the details yet. Instead of an X-back, think of it like a V-back that allows angled crossdraw as opposed to parallel with your belt.

This would be a left handed layout if we were looking at the back of the sheath like this. It's sketched like an X Ray as if you're looking through the layers on a right hand sheath (yeah that made sense:rolleyes::D)
View attachment 1194465
I might add another scallop at the bottom to thin things out down there amongst a couple of other changes.

Yeah buddy. :cool:

I like that. A lot.

Agreed!!! :thumbsup: Well done good sir, well done indeed! Three cheers for John! Hip hip... :D
 

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I think it has potential if I can pull it off.

It definitely does! My only concern is that with the limited real estate, can the longer slot on the 2-slot side be made long enough for a 1.5" belt? What size belt do your lines represent? (I know those were carefully measured. ;))
 

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It definitely does! My only concern is that with the limited real estate, can the longer slot on the 2-slot side be made long enough for a 1.5" belt? What size belt do your lines represent? (I know those were carefully measured. ;))
They're based off a 1 5/8" belt. I mocked up some cardboard, it looks hokey but I wanted to see if any issues yelled at me.
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I may add a little height to the body side of the top slot to help guide the blade when inserting it.
 

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Don't get too hung up on the details yet. Instead of an X-back, think of it like a V-back that allows angled crossdraw as opposed to parallel with your belt.

This would be a left handed layout if we were looking at the back of the sheath like this. It's sketched like an X Ray as if you're looking through the layers on a right hand sheath (yeah that made sense:rolleyes::D)
View attachment 1194465
I might add another scallop at the bottom to thin things out down there amongst a couple of other changes.
Very cool John, looks like a winner.
 

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Made a hokey leather mock up of the sheath. Has a slight cant forward on the strong side and a nice angle when worn on the support side. I cut out some templates and am going to complete one first to iron out any kinks. I really like this setup, cowbell carry? Double Dutch?
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