NFNO and NFBA Survival sheaths & a new pouch design

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by cpirtle, Sep 24, 2019.

  1. cpirtle

    cpirtle Leathercrafter Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 28, 2001
    Hey all, I don't post much of my work or as much as I want to in general unfortunately. Mainly because I am back logged and behind on orders. I figured I'd show the new pouch design I've released and some recently completed leather along with a shop update.

    If you're reading this and have an order in with me rest assured it will be completed. Right now I am getting them out as fast as I can without cutting quality and as much as possible in the order they were placed. The good news is I have hired a shop hand to assist with some of the more rudimentary steps so that I can focus on the important stuff. Once she is up and running I should at least be able to double my output.

    If you have an order in and are curious where you stand feel free to reach out to me to see where you are on the list.

    As for the sheaths, these are for the NFNO and NFBA and have the following features:
    • 10 oz English Bridle with Kevlar thread
    • Pivoting keeper strap
    • Edge side fire steel loop
    • Spine side lashing loops large enough for carabiner's
    • Dual carry position belt loop
    • 1.5" x 5" modular accessory pouch
    Thanks for looking!




  2. 6850

    6850 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 5, 2013
    Those are amazing!!!
    Such great skill available to us Knife Knute!!
    From you & the many others!!
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  3. jeepin

    jeepin Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2003
    Those are pretty awesome.
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  4. Dangerneck

    Dangerneck Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 13, 2012
    As always Chad doesn’t disappoint. I have many Pirtle made sheaths for my collection, one I commissioned and several that came with purchased knives. They are the finest leather sheaths I’ve ever handled. Keep up the great work!
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  5. Private Klink

    Private Klink Gold Member Gold Member

    May 30, 2017
    Definitely cool sheaths!!!:thumbsup::cool::thumbsup:
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  6. WatermanChris

    WatermanChris Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Aug 30, 2018
    You're killing me, smalls!
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  7. d762nato

    d762nato Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 16, 2009
    Yes very nice sheaths well done and Kevlar thread interesting. I like the steel grommets at all the corners as well. I've had a few just stitched at the throat sheaths with out grommets come apart at that certain part of the fixed blade sheaths. I guess the thread gets old and breaks, but yours looks reinforced nicely.
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2019
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  8. Makael

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

    Oct 17, 2015
    Very nice. They look great.:thumbsup:
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  9. duramax

    duramax KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 29, 2012
    Nice job !!! They came out excellent
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  10. Thesian

    Thesian Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 11, 2008
    Chad's sheaths are kinda like big can never get my hands on one!
    Great work brother :)
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  11. cpirtle

    cpirtle Leathercrafter Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 28, 2001
    Thanks all!

    Thanks! I don't use grommets at openings because I triple stitch each opening with a minimum of three thread spaces, then lock the ends with a knot that's pulled into the leather and the back side is melted & sealed so you can usually see visually if the thread is ever loosening. I've never had one reported coming loose.

    What you are seeing are folder pivots and a trim washer in this case to mount the modular pouch. They are also used on the back side for the snap. I stopped using Chicago Screws about two years ago as folder pivots are much stronger and all stainless steel. They also use standard 6-32 screws that can be had in any length and replaced easily if one is lost. They are expensive (for me to buy) but vastly superior IMO.

    ETA: Also worth mentioning, since my sheaths are all wet molded directly to the knife the threads are stressed a lot less.

    LOL.. you had me at "smalls" :D

    You probably won't believe this but you will be in one of the next batches. I have a few knife maker orders I am behind on and am working on them, then yours will be in the ones after. email me to confirm the last list I have is still good :thumbsup:
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  12. WatermanChris

    WatermanChris Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Aug 30, 2018
    No worries. I just saw an opportunity for a Sandlot reference so I jumped on it. :D

    I'm patient and the wait will just make them that much better. :thumbsup::cool:
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  13. Andy the Aussie

    Andy the Aussie Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 29, 2010
    Really nice work !!
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  14. xxwarderxx

    xxwarderxx Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 27, 2015
    Those look great.

    Top notch craftsmanship.
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  15. SpyderPhreak

    SpyderPhreak Rocketman for hire Platinum Member

    Apr 13, 2004
    Killing it as usual buddy! :thumbsup: Those look BA! :cool:
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  16. Garth Reckner

    Garth Reckner Moderator Moderator

    Dec 13, 2004
    Very nice work my friend.

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  17. cpirtle

    cpirtle Leathercrafter Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 28, 2001
    Thanks Garth, welcome back!! :thumbsup:
  18. garythegoat

    garythegoat Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 26, 2016
    Been on Chad's books for a while now and I've gotta say I have no doubt it's going to be worth the wait!!! He's been easily contactable and super responsive the entire time.

    These pouch designs are killer cool -- Great looking work man
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  19. musicisevil

    musicisevil Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 2, 2009
    Thanks for making this post! I have been going back and forth about wether or not it would be bothersome to ask where I’m at on the list, and this post helped me out a ton on that front.
    You do such amazing work and it’s always cool to see your new stuff!
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  20. Jerry Busse

    Jerry Busse Moderator Moderator

    Aug 20, 1999
    :cool:I need at least three of those!!!! :thumbsup: :cool:

    This is why you are known as "Off the Charts Chad" around the Busse Combat Shop!!

    Once again, you have set the platinum standard!!! :eek: :thumbsup: :thumbsup::thumbsup::cool::cool::cool:

    Let's Drink!!! :thumbsup:

    Jerry :D

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