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Sheath Forum?

Discussion in 'Tech Support, General Q&A, Site Feedback & More' started by TIZWIN, Nov 15, 2007.

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  1. leatherman

    leatherman leathermoderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 30, 2001
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    delete, delete, delete, system corrupted, delete!


    darn ...... thread ...... wont ....... LOCK!


    Nothing to see here, move along, darn rubberneckers at a train crash. :p
     
  2. leatherman

    leatherman leathermoderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 30, 2001
    Seriously though. ;) I agree, the Busse forum will flock here as well as Swamp Rat. I can see a lot of Chris Reeve fans showing up because of Ken. :) With the huge popularity of the cutting competitions I've seen a rise in custom Bowies and some of the most amazing sheaths I've seen in a long time.

    In the last year I've watched so many crafters get into sheathmaking, I think it will only make the more established makers take their game up a notch. :)
     
  3. wildmanh

    wildmanh Part time Leather Bender/Sheath maker

    Jul 9, 2000
    Thanks Dwayne. My last day is Saturday the 1st. I could have stayed for a few more days but I would rather just be done with it on a weekend then in the middle of the week. Then after a little break I'll start working on a sheath for a friends Bowie knife.

    Should have a nice French style hawk coming in next week that I'll need help making a sheath for it. I really want a forum for help. And if you get to mod thats cool too. :)

    The guys over at the HI forum and Cantina would probably love the forum. Lots of people have recently been asking about after market sheaths. One of these days I might make some more Khukuri sheaths.

    Heber
     
  4. Chuddy Bear

    Chuddy Bear

    973
    Feb 13, 2005
    Sounds like a great idea. :D
     
  5. leatherman

    leatherman leathermoderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 30, 2001
    Welcome to our little crusade Chuddy! :D Come on back now ya hear? :)
     
  6. d_filgate

    d_filgate

    811
    Nov 28, 2007
    I'm a newcomer here (only been on for a few months), but have always been interested in sheath making.
    I would love to see a dedicated sheath forum on BF.

    Cheers
    Dave
     
  7. MVF

    MVF Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 2, 2005
    With all these good ideas AND a volunteered moderator, when's this sheath forum going to officially start?
     
  8. leatherman

    leatherman leathermoderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 30, 2001
    The only issue left to resolve is the validity of such a forum, that is what we as a community have to prove. What we need to do is spread the word and get feedback.


    "if you build it, they will come" :)
     
  9. leatherman

    leatherman leathermoderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 30, 2001
    Annie: If you build what, who will come???

    Ray: He didnt say......... :p
     
  10. chickentrax

    chickentrax

    Aug 5, 2005
    I read a lot of good ideas here...need it be limited to "sheath" care only???

    I have this Sears/Ted Williams Model 1662 baseball mitt I acquired in 1961...It needs relacing because the old lace dried up and snapped... :rolleyes:

    I'll cruise such a Forum... :cool::thumbup:
     
  11. leatherman

    leatherman leathermoderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 30, 2001
    Not just sheath care, it would be more of a sheaths in general discussion. Now, if some of the stuff discussed will help in other areas then its that much better. :)

    Now, as for lacing, I've seen many an old time western style sheath with that nice lacing around the border, if some of that were to snap and need replacing I'm sure one of the fine leatherbenders around here would be happy to either tell you how to fix it or offer to do it for you. :D

    See how it works? ;)

    I've gleaned some really great methods on how to take care of my fire arms and other metal objects through this forum. Its nice how some things are all encompassing.
     
  12. Esav Benyamin

    Esav Benyamin MidniteSuperMod

    Apr 6, 2000
    You can find out all about compasses in the Wilderness & Survival Skills forum. :)

    I've got a few questions lined up for the first experts to pop their heads up when the new forum opens. Like, why leather and Kydex but so few nylon sheath makers? With the obvious answer being that leather and Kydex are better, then why are there so many nylon sheaths out there, especially for real, working tactical fixed blades?

    And how can you insert a compass into a Kydex sheath without melting it?
     
  13. leatherman

    leatherman leathermoderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 30, 2001
    W&SS is my second, or is that third, home away from the Swamp, or is that juniper infested hottern heck wasteland. :)

    Nylon? Guess its hard to look tough whilst sitting at a sewing machine? Dan's gonna hurt me for that one isnt he? :eek: The way Dan and Oku team up is a dream rig in the making, dunno why more dont do it.

    Without melting the compass or the sheath? Quit microwaving that compass before you use it! ;) Or use the aformentioned "tactical seamstress" (Dan's gonna really get me for that one) :p to make a pouch to strap onna the front of the plastic.

    Where's Dave??? Oku?? And that Canadian plastic melter?
     
  14. Keith Montgomery

    Keith Montgomery

    May 9, 2000
    Dwayne, how come so many of the photos on your website aren't showing? I wanted to check out the Cowboy/Western ones, and all I get are little red Xs inside boxes. Not good.
     
  15. leatherman

    leatherman leathermoderator Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 30, 2001
    Not good at all, was working a couple of days ago. Probably broken links again, our provider is glitchy sometimes.

    I've got some more western pics to put up as well, thanks for the reminder. :)
     
  16. Texas Slim

    Texas Slim

    566
    Feb 12, 2007
    Funny, I was thinking the same thing as I read through this thread. As a serious beginner, I've been amazed at the response my sheath have received from some very talented knife makers. Fact is, a lot of knife makers need a good sheath mater. So...

    "If you build it, they will come" seems to fit.
     
  17. Texas Slim

    Texas Slim

    566
    Feb 12, 2007
    Most any good sporting goods store will sell a kit for lacing a glove that will include the leather lace and a specialized needle. I laced up (what I guess) is a WWII glove that was in otherwise perfect condition. It was cool because the buttons on the glove said "Special Forces."
     
  18. Nsaglibene

    Nsaglibene

    99
    Nov 6, 2006
    I've been working with Kydex for about a year now, It would be nice to have our own little section on the site.
     
  19. ilbruche

    ilbruche

    Jun 19, 2007
    I think it's a great idea. If you got a knife you need a sheath.

    I've seen other forums with very successful leathercraft/sheath forums.
     
  20. Svashtar

    Svashtar

    Dec 28, 2003
    This would be cool. I don't know if I'm exactly ready for leather, but I'm pretty sure I could learn to do a fair job on a kydex carry sheath for some of my knives if there was some tips from the experts.

    BTW, Dan Koster did a great tutorial a couple of years ago on a kydex scabbard for a kukri, and we could reference that and other posts in the new forum.
     
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