Should a sheath mar the knife?

Chicago screws! You can open it right up. Lets think outside of the box here. Noting is impossible. I'm not going to swear or using undergarment analogies. I am simply trying to answer a above question.
 
Hey Moose...

I apologize if you took it the wrong way,,
I wasn't being defensive,, I was attempting humor...

I thought shit had been dropped from the 7 forbidden word list. Luckily the FCC doesn't control the internet.. :)

Yaa Chicago screws could be used,,however,, they don't work well...

This has been an issue that has been hashed out many times...

ttyle

Eric
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I dont get offended, haha. I dont personally do sheaths like that. Its just a different solution to a noise/scuffing problem. I only use my rivet press on my kydex sheaths. Kydex is a great material for a user knife that the finish doesnt really matter as long as it works. Have you ever done a kydex sheath on a tracker / WSK knife?
 
Hey Guys..

Moose..
you said it..
If it's a user knife,, any scuffing is minor detail...

As for the WSK..

Yes I've done a few of them...

ttyle

Eric
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I am still trying to figure out the "best" way to make a kydex sheath for a wsk. Any advice?
 
Hey Moose...

Well first of all this isn't the type of knife that you can bang sheaths out with..
These sheaths take time to make and fiddle with...
Not my favorite sheath to make,, thats for sure...

I will say,, that the areas that cause you problems, spend time prepping those areas to eliminate problems later on in the sheathing process...

ttyle

Eric
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Yeah i don't offer a kydex sheath with my WSK, but I'd like to someday. Especially for my military orders. I like the versatility of having both a leather and a kydex sheath for a knife. What good is a knife if you cant carry it where and how you want?
 
Eric,

Doesn't it seem like this same topic gets kicked around about every three weeks or so? With a lot of the same disinformation and/or assumptions.
 
I make my own leather sheaths for WSK / Tracker style knives out of leather. I was simply looking for a nice kydex rig for them. Possibly even a shoulder harness?
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Hey MIke....

Doesn't it seem like this same topic gets kicked around about every three weeks or so? With a lot of the same disinformation and/or assumptions.


Yaa as with alot of things...

I think that in therory,, it makes complete and utter sense, if you believe that it's the kydex causing the scratching,, when in fact it's not the kydex itself that causes the scratches,, it's grit and particulate matter that gets trapped in the sheath..

From either usage, or left over from the manufacturing process...

I know a maker that puts a Grease like substance in his sheaths, enough that you can feel it,,and when the knife is drawn, it is actually on the blade.

This is done in hopes to prevent scratching, which works until it leaves his table and the knives actually get used....

The Greasy knife is used to clean a deer, knife is laid down on the ground, picks up a chunk of crap and gets resheathed into a Greasy sheath. The knife has now effectively transfered foreign matter into the sheath. The more it's used, the more crap that gets transfered like a magnet into the sheath, and the more likely scratching becomes...

This is the same thing with lining a sheath with material.

Each time the knife is used, the material wipes the blade clean....Everything that was on that blade, gets transferred into the sheath...

This works somewhat similar with rare earth magnets in kydex...

Nothing worse then a magnetized blade IMHO...

The only thing I advocate to be used in a sheath is WD40...

I think it's just that alot of people don't see sheaths the way we see sheaths, and an idea that sounds good in therory,, doesn't work in real life very well...


Only thing you can do is Educate people..

Thanks Mike..

Moose..

Nice work...

Now that knife wouldn't be hard to make a sheath for.. More radical designs are alot tougher to do...

ttyle

Eric
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