Trying my hand at some Kydex

Discussion in 'Becker Knife & Tool' started by milkyeye, May 12, 2018.

  1. milkyeye

    milkyeye

    349
    Apr 14, 2010
    Figured I tried some bending out, and see how it goes. Been trying to pick up tips along the way. Did the BK16 today, went well in my opinion, will do another on Sunday, to match what I got for the BK21.
    BK 16 and friends.jpg
     
  2. tman038

    tman038

    Dec 21, 2011
    Nice work. Looks really good
     
  3. Mike McCarter

    Mike McCarter

    189
    Oct 20, 2016
    Nice job!
     
  4. The Warrior

    The Warrior Insane Viking Moderator

    Mar 11, 2011
    Turned out great man, nice work.
     
  5. Aikiguy

    Aikiguy

    Aug 28, 2013
    Nice work milky!
     
  6. milkyeye

    milkyeye

    349
    Apr 14, 2010
    I'm going to do the 16 again, with a 9 also, both in the same kryptek camo pattern, tomorrow if time permits. That will take up the whole sheet. Still working out how to finish edges, mounting clips, etc. Spent the last couple weeks , making a kydex press, setting up a little shop, to get the ball rolling. First one was for a Koster bushcrafter. Took 3 tries till I ended up with the one above in the black matte handle. Next one will be the Zomstro, after I get some handles TTW just started making, strip it, patina, you know. Biggest issues so far, is the sheath being too tight after putting rivets in, and mounting plates. Now, I need to know how to buff out scratches from kydex without a biffing wheel?
     
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  7. Xr6x

    Xr6x Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 17, 2015
    Very nice milkyeye :thumbsup:
     
  8. bladesmith3

    bladesmith3 Gold Member Gold Member

    616
    Mar 8, 2015
    I wrap the blades with 2 layers of heavy masking tape while pressing the kydex. gives a little more space. nice work. :thumbsup:
     
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  9. danny.k

    danny.k

    590
    Jan 29, 2017
    Great work Milky :thumbsup:

    As stated by bladesmith3 you should mask the blade good if you intend to use the knife. Gunk from shopped woodsy stuff will get caught in the beckerfinish making sheathing a bit nasty if to tight...
    You seem to have matters dialed in but please try making a tacosheath before talking about retention :D.
    Did my first sheaths pancake-style and later tried to implement roughly the same rivetplacement (not on spineside though;)) on tacos... Not good.
    Next for me is making an open top sheath for a bk4. Should be interesting.

    Keep up the good work and post more pics.
     
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  10. trailbum

    trailbum Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 18, 2010
    Nice work.
    I use painters tape for the blades.
     
  11. danny.k

    danny.k

    590
    Jan 29, 2017
    Tacos and a pancake
    [​IMG]

    Holstex
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    Ive mostly used 0.080 thick kydex on tacosheaths but prefer 0.090 when makin sheaths for heavier knives such as bk29 and likes.. Or on medium sized blades like bk2 and up for pancakestyled sheaths.
     
  12. turbosquirrel

    turbosquirrel Gold Member Gold Member

    138
    Sep 6, 2015
    Looks great! Nice work!
     
  13. SALTY

    SALTY Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 19, 2000
    Knice; very knicely done.
     
  14. milkyeye

    milkyeye

    349
    Apr 14, 2010
    Very nice work. I need to pick your brain on a few items.
     
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  15. danny.k

    danny.k

    590
    Jan 29, 2017
    Its halfempty according to some.. :p
     
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  16. danny.k

    danny.k

    590
    Jan 29, 2017
    For final finish i like to rub the sheathedges using a piece of fleece(from a worn out fleece hoodie).
     
  17. Tanker 1/66

    Tanker 1/66 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2015
    @danny.k a open top sheath for a recurve is a tall order for sure. This one for the 1249 acts like an open top but I still have to pull forward to clear the recurve.

    [​IMG]
     
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  18. Tanker 1/66

    Tanker 1/66 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 18, 2015
    [​IMG] My leather Bk4 sheath draws almost vertical but once again because of the recurve it needs to draw forward slightly. Hope these examples get your creative juices flowing:thumbsup: @danny.k
     
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  19. danny.k

    danny.k

    590
    Jan 29, 2017
    Its that leathersheath that got me going :p
    Just beautiful.
     
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  20. DerekH

    DerekH Handsome According to my Mother Moderator

    Nov 18, 2010
    Awesome work!
     

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