New knife: Homemade multiplex sheath

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by JoergS, Jul 21, 2012.

  1. JoergS

    JoergS Administrator

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    <font color="#000000">I traded with Geoffroy Gautier, a French knife maker. His knife arrived today! I am amazed by the quality. </font><font color="#000000">He even threw in several wonderful pieces of noble wood! Will make nice frames from them soon.</font><br><br><font color="#000000">Geoffroy does not do leather, so there was no sheath. I am not great at sewing either, and a bit sick of all that kydex. So I decided to make a sheath from baltic birch plywood!</font><br><br><font color="#000000">I "upholstered" the inside with leather, so the knife sits very tighly in the sheath. Two magnets hold it in place. I used a leather belt loop from the hardware store, the type they sell so you can hang in a hammer. 3 Euros. Can't make one for that price at home. Oiled the wood with <br>dark gun stock oil. </font><br><br><font color="#000000">I need my right side free so I can fish out slingshot ammo from my pocket, so I will wear it on my left side.<br></font><br><font color="#000000">Added a hole (steel rod) for a paracord string that I can tie around my leg, just so the is no flapping. </font><br><br><font color="#000000">I am really happy with the result!</font><br><br><br><br><div style="margin:auto;text-align:center;width:100%">
    <img src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-gLvQQCLQ5Rs/UArk8pv2_qI/AAAAAAAAB6I/Sf6Dj1HMan4/s400/Sheath1.JPG" border="0" alt=""><br><br><br><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-HAAR1U4mRGc/UArk-XWhC5I/AAAAAAAAB6Q/sS9UuwT3Hnc/s1600/Sheath2.JPG" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-HAAR1U4mRGc/UArk-XWhC5I/AAAAAAAAB6Q/sS9UuwT3Hnc/s400/Sheath2.JPG" border="0" alt=""></a><br><br><br><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-G_3PvHI0Rqk/UArlAHgmm_I/AAAAAAAAB6Y/DUN4LxgBisg/s1600/Sheath3.JPG" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-G_3PvHI0Rqk/UArlAHgmm_I/AAAAAAAAB6Y/DUN4LxgBisg/s400/Sheath3.JPG" border="0" alt=""></a><br><br><br><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-vv1uqG8ncFg/UArlBmmgw4I/AAAAAAAAB6g/yKktOdlxDL0/s1600/Sheath4.JPG" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-vv1uqG8ncFg/UArlBmmgw4I/AAAAAAAAB6g/yKktOdlxDL0/s400/Sheath4.JPG" border="0" alt=""></a><br><br><br><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-MGG4gzkhBtY/UArlDAUUP6I/AAAAAAAAB6o/nnFSZ3nlfm4/s1600/Sheath5.JPG" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-MGG4gzkhBtY/UArlDAUUP6I/AAAAAAAAB6o/nnFSZ3nlfm4/s400/Sheath5.JPG" border="0" alt=""></a><br><br><br><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-UC6cht1gG1g/UArlE2S-_EI/AAAAAAAAB6w/TU2pjNCuwgo/s1600/Sheath6.JPG" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-UC6cht1gG1g/UArlE2S-_EI/AAAAAAAAB6w/TU2pjNCuwgo/s400/Sheath6.JPG" border="0" alt=""></a>
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  2. pelleteer

    pelleteer Middle Aged Delinquent

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    Oh, man! That's just awesome! Reminds me very much of some of the traditional sheaths and scabbards from places like Japan, Philippines, etc. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cool.gif" alt="Cool" longdesc="6">
     

  3. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    Nice! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_twisted.gif" alt="Twisted Evil" longdesc="13">
     
  4. Bert the Welder

    Bert the Welder New Member

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    Nice Joerg. Though, I thought that it was more of a kitchen knife than a carrier. Cool none the less!
     
  5. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    Very nice. Magnets to hold it in place... great idea.
     
  6. pasquale

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    It is a great knife. I hope you dont want to shoot it.
     
  7. pelleteer

    pelleteer Middle Aged Delinquent

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>pasquale wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">It is a great knife. I hope you dont want to shoot it.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Lol. I don't think Joerg will be launching this one out of any of his contraptions. At least I sincerely hope he won't...<img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_eek.gif" alt="Shocked" longdesc="5"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cheers.png" alt="cheers" longdesc="28"></span>
     
  8. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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  9. brat boon

    brat boon New Member

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    <div>nice !!</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
    <br><strong>at school, I am a slingshot expert</strong> <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><br><br>on this forum a noob <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_neutral.gif" alt="Neutral" longdesc="20">
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