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 ;-)