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    Default Modular Piggyback Survival-Bushcraft Sheath

    Hey guys,

    Have been thinking about building this type sheath for a while and finally had some time to turn ideas into reality.

    It's made from Foliage Green kydex and carries a Benchmade 162-1, ESSE Candiru, tin kit, fire steel, and cordage.

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    The setup is piggyback but with the ability to remove panels.

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    The front panel carries the Candiru, fire steel, and cordage. Attached to it is a Volta pouch with large tin kit.

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    This is a foliage micarta fire steel I made earlier this winter in anticipation of this project.

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    The pouch is held in place with this kydex strap between two Chicago screws. This pouch and strap are movable, and removable. The cord wrap area has 15' of 275 Paracord installed. Could also carry 550, bank line, fishing line, jute twine...

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    The entire piggyback panel is also removable, leaving a simple but complete stand-alone sheath.

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    Add the pouch strap to the large sheath, and run the pouch w/o the piggyback panel. This strap also works as attachment to molle. Remove the belt loop, and this sheath can be run outside a pack.

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    Here's a photo of the back of the sheath and the belt loop shape. These flat screw heads work with a coin as well as a screwdriver.

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    The belt loop can also be removed from the larger sheath and attached like this. Can carry just the Candiru and firesteel or add the strap and pouch to the front.

    Or remove the belt loop, flip this small panel upside down, loop out some cordage and wear this panel as a necker.

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    Thanks for looking guys. I enjoyed building this and look forward to carrying it (in all it's various forms) this season.
    Last edited by Eagle Scout; 03-19-2015 at 04:27 PM.


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    Very nice! I am completely addicted to making kydex sheaths. I haven't tried a piggy back yet but it is definitely on the list.
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    This is very cool and inspiring. Might have to make something like that.

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    That is incredibly awesome!

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    Very nice work my friend, love that modular setup.

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    Great job...BTW where do you get your kydex supplies?
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    Very well thought out and exacuted.

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    When it's all together how does it feel on your leg? Does it catch on brush?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Falcon45 View Post
    Great job...BTW where do you get your kydex supplies?
    Sheets of material, ebay or knifekits. Hardware is typically knifekits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aktrekker View Post
    When it's all together how does it feel on your leg? Does it catch on brush?
    It carries fine, and well as sitting. The loop is canted in, which keeps the sheath close to the leg and angles the knife handle outward slightly. With the pouch attached, it does stick out but is easily removable.
    Last edited by Eagle Scout; 03-21-2015 at 07:54 AM.

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