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Good MAKAEL made sheaths - EXCEPTIONAL

Discussion in 'FEEDBACK: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly!' started by RayseM, Sep 6, 2020.

  1. RayseM

    RayseM Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 18, 2010
    I can't say enough good things about @Makael made sheaths. He has made 4 or 5 sheaths for me and each have been unique and creative. What can you do to make a sheath different from all the rest? I don't really know other than to say - LET MIKE DO IT. :thumbsup:

    Beautiful, functional, well crafted and always a bit off what is expected in an artful way. I highly recommend!!!

    Here are some examples - starting with my most recent.

    This is a "dangler" for a puukko blade I rehandled. I put DANGLER in quotation marks because it is kind of a FIXED dangler. Not just a swinger. I was a bit skeptical about this carry method but it worked out to be perfect for me. I can carry vertically or tilted forward with the pommel within easy reach. I really appreciate the forward lean option. The thing is - it stays put - doesn't swing - so vertical or nearly horizontal and any point in between and there it stays. Unique and practical.

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    I added the "talismans" off the sheath belt.

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    These two Mike made for a Fiddleback Shogun. I often get 2 sheaths from Mike as he seems to create on the fly and is willing to experiment to satisfy my eccentric taste. ;)

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    This one - as I remember - was my first Makael made leather sheath. You don't need me to repeat that his sheaths are unique. Another puukko sheath - this for a honest to goodness made in Finland, Karjalan Puukko. I asked for a "puukko style" sheath without the flourish and decoration that is typical of Finish made sheaths. This Makael sheath is not like any I have seen before and it is a FAVORITE of mine. Just perfect in all respects.

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    The front sewn welt looks a bit odd at first but - NO BUTS - it is a new classic!

    I only wish Mike would put his maker's mark on these things. This thread will have to serve as part of their pedigrees :)

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    Thanks a lot Mike.

    Anyone else have @Makael sheaths to share? Pile em on!

     
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  2. 91bravo

    91bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    Mike is a master-grade leather bender!
     
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  3. woodysone

    woodysone Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 21, 2005
    Could agree more, gave him my Carothers medium chopper and the next day I received a call from him telling me it was done.:eek: His work is top notch and super reasonable. Thank you Mike!:)
     
  4. Makael

    Makael KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Platinum Member

    Oct 17, 2015
    Guys, thank you for the reviews.
     
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  5. jbmonkey

    jbmonkey Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 9, 2011
    yep. got a couple. Mike makes a great sheath. all of these I put zero input into and Mike just made as he is a master of making perfect and came out perfect for me.

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    a Buck nighthawk sheath.^

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    20190918_202806.jpg for a Buck 317^ pre logo stamped one.

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    this one was a task. as the sawback pattern would shred a sheath. built perfectly so easy in and out no tearing up. this is a modified Buck talon so its a big and heavy knife still.
     
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  6. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    Still carrying one of Mike's sheaths. He got it done very quickly and it exceeded my needs is beautiful as well as highly functional!
     
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  7. RayseM

    RayseM Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 18, 2010
    Did I say ~ I LIKE MIKE? ~

    This just in for a new Siegel Blade. Exactly what this perfect big knife needed was a perfect sheath.

    Who you gonna call? @Makael

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  8. Makael

    Makael KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Platinum Member

    Oct 17, 2015
  9. Makael

    Makael KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Platinum Member

    Oct 17, 2015
    Thanks JB
     
  10. PeteyTwoPointOne

    PeteyTwoPointOne Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 10, 2014
    Well hell...now that the cat's outta the bag and BF's biggest secret has been revealed--

    I might as well post these up cause now he won't even remember my name now that he's rocketing straight into the stratosphere :rolleyes:;):p...

    The TGULB was crafted to my specs, the SHBM was a "surprise" when I let Mike make all the creative decisions, both are artworks and full of practical utility! :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

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  11. RayseM

    RayseM Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 18, 2010
    :thumbsup: :) :cool:
     
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  12. skyhorse

    skyhorse Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 30, 2010
    Good looking leather sheaths :thumbsup:
     
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  13. Makael

    Makael KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Platinum Member

    Oct 17, 2015
    Nice words fellas. Thank you
     
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  14. blaze148

    blaze148

    96
    Oct 3, 2005
    Hi,
    I’m confused on how to communicate with you to send you a knife for a sheath.
    Where are you located?
    Thanks
     
  15. Veech54

    Veech54 Gold Member Gold Member

    83
    Oct 30, 2005
    I just got this one back from Mike today. Exceptional work. Better than the original. Attach0(1).jpg Attach0(1).jpg Attach0.jpg
     

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  16. Cowboyfromhell666

    Cowboyfromhell666

    173
    May 13, 2019
    I want one of Mike's sheath please. My email is [email protected]
    I want a simple plain leather sheath vertical carry for my Benchmade hidden canyon--recently discontinued. Please and thanx
     
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  17. RayseM

    RayseM Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 18, 2010
    Hey @Makael - ^^^ Just sos ya know.
     
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  18. jbmonkey

    jbmonkey Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 9, 2011
    couple more i got from Makael recently...same setup. I put zero input in and he made better than I could have asked for.........

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    this one Mak made knife and sheath. converted a 103 skinner into a mini bowie or clip point and custom sheath. awesome.

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    this one i wanted a gck knife sheath instead of the clunky factory one. as usual Mak didnt disappoint. he asked what I wanted and I said make what ya want and he did and sheer awesome. plus he found me this blem i wanted so i could keep mine for my collection and have a user. Maks the best, a true artist.
     
  19. Makael

    Makael KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Platinum Member

    Oct 17, 2015
    email sent. Ty
     
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  20. Makael

    Makael KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Platinum Member

    Oct 17, 2015
    [email protected] works. Thank you
     
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