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Sheaths

Discussion in 'Sheaths & Other Leather Projects' started by John Noon, Feb 1, 2017.

  1. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    I need to make a few of them, eight more knives to go or twelve? crap have to go back and count again

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    Really getting behind on the leatherwork, only saving grace the fillet knife is getting a Kydex sleeve
     
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  2. ToddR

    ToddR Putterer, Tinkerer, Waster of Time Staff Member

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    Hey John. One of the things I like about your work so much is that you don't seem (seem, maybe you actually do) to have a preference for the style of blade. Each one seems very unique. I know that all blades are but many times you get a feeling that the maker has a preferred style sometimes. You have a bunch of knives in that pic and each one has it's own look. If I stacked up mine (first, i wouldn't get to 7 or 8-yet but..) you'd definitely see a theme in the blades, a definite preference would show. I don't see that with yours. Very cool.
     
  3. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    Closest I have come to a style is OOOH lets try something different:roflmao Partly because I want to develop lots of different skills and partly because every time someone asks me to make a knife it is different than anything I have done so far.

    Like the latest one a Buck knife style with name carved in the handle, hopefully they get back to me with more info.

    Mind you I have been considering a template and one or two styles for Fillet knives so I can process a dozen during heat treating and handle making. Once I try out a new grind and get feed back from a couple testers I may have a style nailed down there but that will be the only ones
     
  4. Kevin Cox

    Kevin Cox KC knives

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    You got some leather work there . I hate leather work for me it's kydex all the way.
    Nice bunch of knives you have there.
     
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  5. ToddR

    ToddR Putterer, Tinkerer, Waster of Time Staff Member

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    I would love to get really good at making leather sheaths. A really top end leather sheath to me is almost as beautiful as the knife is. For now, I will focus on just making the knives. I go kydex for the expediency of it. Although I've seen some crazy complicated kydex sheaths too.
     
  6. Kevin Cox

    Kevin Cox KC knives

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    Leather is beautiful and I do agree some cases are nicer that the knife. I try to keep my price down and sale a good knife . If I had to get top end leather and make a fancy case my price would just have to go up to match it.
    Around here I sell to hard core hunters that like the kydex better .There ruff on there gear and there not into fancy leather thank god for that. I'm happy .
     
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  7. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    I wish the people I make for wanted Kydex, bought a bunch because I was asked about it and I wanted it for fillet knives. Every person I give a choice to looks at tooled leather and says no too Kydex, even considered trying to heat up a stamp and using it on the Kydex. Have a couple duplicates so nothing lost.
     
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    SDMay Active Member

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    If you'd stop making suck purty leather sheaths you might not have to make as many. ;)
     
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  9. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    A couple done latest in black Based off a knife I carried in the military with a high and low position.
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    And the first hidden tang knife, second from left in case it got lost during the server repair
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  10. Kevin Cox

    Kevin Cox KC knives

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    Nice work John .
     
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    Very nice!
     
  12. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    Thank you, hoping to get another one or two finished tomorrow.
     
  13. ToddR

    ToddR Putterer, Tinkerer, Waster of Time Staff Member

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    very nice. I like that hi/low sheath a lot. The knives are also pretty great. I'm going to have to try a hidden tang knife at some point. I need buy a small set of files i guess. (sorry honey, the guys told me i "had" to"... : )
     
  14. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    Also a saw blade used to cut wood or drywall from a sawsall can be used for cleaning out the tang hole
     

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