a new coat for my knife
Kukris have a big disadvantage, often the sheath is such a tight fit that the knife slices it.
So I thought I need to change that, i’ve searched the internet and found in comparison with other knives only a few solutions . Only two solutions of the four found where viable for me.
1.Wood ( a nice solution from a dutch guy: http://forum.bushcraftnederland.nl/i...p?topic=2346.0 )
2. PVC ( a nice solution from Rodney: Kukri_004 )
3. Kydex (http://www.coldsteel.com/sanmaigurkha.html)
4. Leather (http://knifedogs.com/showthread.php?...-custom-sheath)
Tough choice: But i decided to make a wooden or PVC sheath, so i bought the materials from the local hardware supplier 1 sheet of multiplex and a PVC Pipe 70 mm(2,76 inch).
With the materials in front of me I had “Nah, I do Wood”. So PVC to the side and the dremel in the wood.
Damn, error made I had calculated that with two sheets of 3.6 mm = 7.2 mm it would be possible to fit a 7.5 mm knife…. Dumb, Dumb, Dumb, 0.3 mm is too much. The knife went in but never came out. Put some force on the sheath and it split. I needed a third sheet and enough sanding until the knife fits.
And again in the glue. sanding, sanding, sanding until the shape was right.
coating the outside i even coated the watering hole
Ok the sheath is ready but what for suspension, i need to carry this knife.
The people who know me know I like traditional, but I don’t shy away from tactical. I could have done this with a leather band but what the heck I’m doing Paracord….
I needed to do some thinking on how to do this, am I going to make a pouch or do I wrap the sheath,
First one very difficult, second one it’s been already done a lot.. So here’s my solution:
First a round braid, Than wrap the sheath, pulling it tight, on both ends slipknots until i reach the top and finish with a braid, finally on the back a belt loop with a cobra stitch, The final result
I’m thinking to brand a picture on the open side or use patches
I'm still thinking about that..
I made 2 changes.
Paracord is strong but not stiff, with pulling the knife out of the sheath the sheath comes along.
My solution for this to make a long D loop from a metal coathanger and do the beltloop again but with the D-loop in it. Also I had an old laptopbag to sponsor the fastener for the handle.
for a completer picture show goto:
It is in Dutch but pictures tell more ;-)
Pretty cool stuff ya got going there. The wood looks nice as does your cord work. It oughta keep that kuk under control now.
Bush Class Basic Certified
For an already heavy blade, how is the weight with the wood?
Not too bad, it's a bit heavier than the original wooden sheath