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I think it looks great. Was this your first sheath? If so, damned impressive!

 

I'm sure this is just a personal preference, but I like the retention strap to be part of the main body of the sheath when possible. I'm always worried that a rivet could work itself loose on the back at the worst possible moment.

 

Also, just curious...did you use a welt inside the stitching to prevent the edge from cutting your stitches when you draw and sheath the knife?

 

I'm kind of fond of using elastic cord attached just before the snap that stretches around the back to where it's anchored through a small hole with a knot. What it does is pull the strap out of the way when you thumb the snap loose. I also add a slit in the strap itself for the elastic cord to rest in when snapped so it doesn't roll off the side of the strap. Just a suggestion.

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I think it looks great. Was this your first sheath? If so, damned impressive!

 

I'm sure this is just a personal preference, but I like the retention strap to be part of the main body of the sheath when possible. I'm always worried that a rivet could work itself loose on the back at the worst possible moment.

 

Also, just curious...did you use a welt inside the stitching to prevent the edge from cutting your stitches when you draw and sheath the knife?

 

I'm kind of fond of using elastic cord attached just before the snap that stretches around the back to where it's anchored through a small hole with a knot. What it does is pull the strap out of the way when you thumb the snap loose. I also add a slit in the strap itself for the elastic cord to rest in when snapped so it doesn't roll off the side of the strap. Just a suggestion.

No, not my first sheath.  I've mostly done holsters, so my sheath making skills need some honing.  I did sew in a welt.  The elastic idea is interesting.  I have some shock cord so I will have to give that a try.  I'd be surprised if the rivet worked itself loose, but I hear your point.  

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No, not my first sheath. I've mostly done holsters, so my sheath making skills need some honing. I did sew in a welt. The elastic idea is interesting. I have some shock cord so I will have to give that a try. I'd be surprised if the rivet worked itself loose, but I hear your point.


I didn't think the straight stitching and clean edges looked like an early attempt, but you never know.

I have a crappy Tandy rivet setter and mine never stay fastened. I finally gave up on rivers and just stitch where possible.

Again, nice work, man.
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I didn't think the straight stitching and clean edges looked like an early attempt, but you never know.

I have a crappy Tandy rivet setter and mine never stay fastened. I finally gave up on rivers and just stitch where possible.

Again, nice work, man.

Same here, I hate Tandy rivets.

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