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#1 DRE66

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 03:45 PM

Just curious if anyone else has decided to make their own "kabar" sheaths after seeing what's on the commercial market. After years of collecting knives it seemed the next progression to give it a go. Here are a few I made recently:

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#2 dmar836

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 03:59 PM

Strong work. What machine do you like?

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 04:02 PM

Very nice. This is not your first attempt at leather work! You can find split rivits if you look hard. :)

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 04:08 PM

Very nice. This is not your first attempt at leather work! You can find split rivits if you look hard. :)

 

It is my first attempt. I used the govt specs and took my time. Each sheath is a learning experience especially sourcing the rivets.



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Posted 17 October 2017 - 04:10 PM

Strong work. What machine do you like?

Dave

 

Thanks, I hand stitch. Having a machine would turn it into a business instead of a hobby :)



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Posted 17 October 2017 - 04:16 PM

This is my first attempt at a SOG type sheath with a little Randall style thrown in:

 

 

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 04:55 PM

Your work comes across as first class.  Have you bothered to calculate what your sheaths would cost if you paid yourself minimum wage along with the cost of material?  I did that once with some stuff and decided that some things are just works of love.



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Posted 17 October 2017 - 04:57 PM

Outstanding work!

 

The Kabar and SOG scabbards turned out great.



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Posted 17 October 2017 - 05:01 PM

Your work comes across as first class.  Have you bothered to calculate what your sheaths would cost if you paid yourself minimum wage along with the cost of material?  I did that once with some stuff and decided that some things are just works of love.

 

I never ran the numbers because I knew it was just a hobby and I couldn't do it as a business. After buying all the tools and the leather I totally agree with you - a labor of love and to scratch a decades long itch. Thanks for the compliment Sactroop.



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Posted 17 October 2017 - 05:02 PM

Outstanding work!

 

The Kabar and SOG scabbards turned out great.

 

Thanks Doyler.



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Posted 17 October 2017 - 05:14 PM

Your welcome.

Your a very talented leather worker.

If your for hire been trying to get a scabbard done for s Patton knife I have :D

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 05:22 PM

Your welcome.

Your a very talented leather worker.

If your for hire been trying to get a scabbard done for s Patton knife I have :D

 

Is it a style like this? http://www.usmilitar...i-sword-knives/



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Posted 17 October 2017 - 05:34 PM

Great work, just outstanding ! 

 

Well done, congratulations.

 

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 06:00 PM

Thanks Tony.

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Posted 17 October 2017 - 09:26 PM

I like the work!  Excellent!  SKIP



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Posted 18 October 2017 - 12:12 AM

 
Is it a style like this? http://www.usmilitar...i-sword-knives/

Yes the type used with the hilt section knives from San Antonio Iron Works.

Edited by doyler, 18 October 2017 - 12:14 AM.


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Posted 18 October 2017 - 06:42 AM

I like the work!  Excellent!  SKIP


Thanks SKIPH!

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 07:19 AM

Excellent work! I have thought about trying to make a sheath, but I have neither the time or talent. Your Kabar sheaths are almost exactly what I planned to try too, pilot's survival knife sheaths.

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 07:40 AM

Well, that's a great job - hand stitching! The labor of love shows!

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 09:33 AM

Well, that's a great job - hand stitching! The labor of love shows!
Dave


Thanks Dave. It has become addictive. The stitching is my favorite part of the process because it requires the most focus. With every sheath I get a little better but far from what I consider perfect.

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 09:36 AM

Excellent work! I have thought about trying to make a sheath, but I have neither the time or talent. Your Kabar sheaths are almost exactly what I planned to try too, pilot's survival knife sheaths.
attachicon.gif pilots knife sheath drawing.jpg
 
 

Matt,

Talk with Sactroop regarding the pilot knife sheaths. He gave me some great feedback on sourcing parts. Hes got an eye for detail.

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 11:06 AM

I keep comming back to look(and drool) at these scabbards.

 

Beautiful work.



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Posted 18 October 2017 - 05:20 PM

DRE66 - If you ever decide you what to get rid of any, I am one guy who admires your work and is desperate for sheaths. --- Please jot my name down just in case :love:



#24 DRE66

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 06:51 PM

Usmce4,

Sure will sir.

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 09:26 PM

Dre66 that is outstanding work. You could turn it into a business!
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