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Show off your Fiddlebacks and Leather

Discussion in 'Fiddleback Forge Knives' started by thurin, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. Diomedes Industries

    Diomedes Industries KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 19, 2007
    Pertinux,

    Send me a drawing - I will make you whatever you want. You have been wonderful to me - and I would love to help.

    Jason
     
  2. Heespharm

    Heespharm Gold Member Gold Member

    900
    Nov 8, 2011
    Channeling my inner Irish ???? But I thought it would be appropriate to make a Celtic dragon for st pattys day

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  3. Rick Lowe

    Rick Lowe KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 6, 2005
    Sarah, just have to comment on that sheath you show. Without a good welt wrapped around, at least, the tip and sharp edge of the blade, you are an accident waiting to happen. Carried in a back pocket and you stumble and fall, worst case is a neat scar on a posterior cheek. Front pocket and a fore ward roll, could easily mean a cut femoral artery with little hope of recovery. The small piece of wood isn't going to prevent the steel from causing damage. That sheath might be fine for pack, glove compartment, purse, etc., but not pocket carry. Take Jason up on his offer to custom make a safe carry option for you.
     
  4. pertinux

    pertinux Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    Wow, guys-- thanks!

    First, you are both too kind. One of the great draws for me of a small fixed blade vs. the array of traditional folding pocket knives I (still) carry is simply being able to see and easily access the fixed blades as I move through my days-- visual and tangible touchstones of worthy work and better things, as well as being the coolest tools going. Your leather and stitchery is integral to this impact, bringing it all home (and keeping the knives near) with massive style points!

    RLO CrossDraw:

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    Diomedes Industries APS:

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    As seen above, I do have an APS sheath for my Stubby Muk, a favorite:

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    I was just seeing if I could make use of the other lil' sheath I had here, for when I wanted to drop the Stubby Muk down into a pocket (the lack of a pocket clip renders it super sleek).

    However, I am humbled and grateful for your words, Rick, and shall heed them. I would not have thought of such, although perhaps I of all people should have!

    [For those scoring at home, Rick knows that soon after receiving his sheath for my Patch, I headed out into the woods with it and managed to fall headlong, ka-whammo full-frontal face plant, tweetsy circling birds over my head, wait where's my knife?!

    While I don't intend to add such exploits to my regular repertoire, his wisdom and specific concerns are not just generally sound, but specifically applicable. :eek:]

    Jason, I was just playin', and am actually all set for my Stubby Muk otherwise. You've already done me great good. I do have an idea/question on another front, however, and shall PM you soon. :)

    [Rick, you're not off the hook-- you up to stitchin' again any time soon? I'll be in touch. :cool:]

    Thank You both.

    ~ P.
     
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  5. Rick Lowe

    Rick Lowe KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 6, 2005
    Did 3 sheaths today, first in 2 months, so give me a shout.
     
  6. Heespharm

    Heespharm Gold Member Gold Member

    900
    Nov 8, 2011
    Nice.. how's the arm/hand feeling ?


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  7. varga49

    varga49 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 1, 2016
    That's great news Rick... go easy though.[emoji106]
    as if you haven't already heard that [emoji12]


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  8. Rick Lowe

    Rick Lowe KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jan 6, 2005
    Hand feels pretty good after being immobilized for two months. Never was much pain and now just really stiff and weak. Too soon to cut leather so Karen took care of that part, but I was able to manage the rest. In retrospect this morning, probably shouldn't have done quite that much this soon, but all is good. Will try to get a couple sheaths done over a couple days as hand gets stronger. Sure appreciate the kind thoughts and well wishes from all.
     
  9. 51 Bravo

    51 Bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    38
    Feb 4, 2017
    That's my brother! Does that mean I'm cool now too?
     
  10. 51 Bravo

    51 Bravo Gold Member Gold Member

    38
    Feb 4, 2017
    Dang, he said Neato......:)
     
  11. Diomedes Industries

    Diomedes Industries KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 19, 2007
    Rick,

    I didn't know you were out of commission. Let me know if there is anything I can do to help you get your needles back up and stitching.

    Jason
     
  12. Diomedes Industries

    Diomedes Industries KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 19, 2007
    Being my brother doesn't make anyone cool. I think it may take away cool points. ;)

    Jason
     
  13. pertinux

    pertinux Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    Raise your hand if carrying a sheathed knife ever made you want to lose a belt loop.

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    Extra credit if you've ever followed through! :D

    ~ P.
     
  14. Nbrackett

    Nbrackett Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 19, 2015
    Definitely not up to the standards usually seen here but I don't think it's horrible for my first sheath. I need to watch more of Jason's videos but it's easier for me to understand what he's doing, and I'm doing wrong, after I've tried it a time or two.

    Thanks to Heesoo for the answering my questions and helping me out.

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  15. Heespharm

    Heespharm Gold Member Gold Member

    900
    Nov 8, 2011
    For a first try ever it looks great Nathan!... the rest is just aesthetics and attention to detail..


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  16. varga49

    varga49 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 1, 2016
    Does it count if my pancake rig ate a loop?
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  17. TPVT

    TPVT Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 14, 2012
    Nbrackett....i think it looks great, especially for a first go. nice job. :thumbup:
     
  18. pertinux

    pertinux Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    That looks way better than "not horrible" from here! Nicely done. :thumbup:

    If I tried it would probably look like I attempted to sew it with crayons or something....

    ~ P.
     
  19. Nbrackett

    Nbrackett Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 19, 2015
    Thanks for the kind words everyone. I think I've found a new hobby...like I need another one.
     
  20. romarin

    romarin Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 18, 2017
    Beautiful work!
     

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