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    Default Tops B.O.B. Fieldcraft Sheath mods

    Finaly got my B.O.B.
    This is my first Kydex sheath. Before i got the knife i was thinking of making a leather sheath right away but since the sheath was very well made i decided to try it out first. I had it on my belt for a few hours and i did not like how high it was riding and also the metal clip was bothering me on my hip. So i was thinking on what to do and decided on adding a leather loop more like a dangler-style to it. First i planed on taking the metal clip off and use the same bolt and screw for adding the leather but than i had a simpler solution and i think it turned out great. i did not change anything on the actual original sheath, i just added some things.

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    What i did was cutting a rectangular peace of leather, fold it, glued one end together so the other end formed a loop, at the glued end i made two holes and cut out a line between the holes for the metal beltclip to fit.
    as a plus i was able to ad some paracord on the back of the sheath between the belt clip and the bottom end of the sheath.
    I like it a lot more know how it rides on my body.

    I hope you enjoyed this little improvement ( at least for me and let me know what you think

    As for the Knife it self, i am loving it and cant wait to get out and use it!

    Wish you all a good weekend
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    superb idea.
    reckon you could have unglued it after the slit was made, so you could pull the clip free, then slip the loop off without having to undo your belt? and put it back on without removing your belt?

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    I like the mod, may have to do something like that myself,,,

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    Hi Paul, it is possible to take the sheath from the belt by taking the leather loop out of the clip but its a little irritating. i think a better idea would be to put two snaps in the leather loop below the belt to easily take it off and on again

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    I'm going to do this with mine , your right I feel it rides high with just the belt clip. Great Idea!!!!!!!
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    Thanks I have a Tops/ Browning with the same clip dont like that at all, been tiring to decide what to do I now know I will have this made before daylight.

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    Had the chance to practice a little primitive living skills with the kids on Sunday.
    The BOB was very comfortable to carry with the sheath modification. I used it to prepare a bowdrill and try'd the divot on the Handel. It works great. I had an amber and flames on my first try.
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    THANK YOU! I'm planning on buying a B.O.B. Fieldcraft and was shopping for a sheath because I knew I'd hate that metal clip. The problem was, a replacement sheath was going to cost almost half of what the knife cost!
    This is the perfect solution and so simple too!

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    Thanks doulus. You will sure enjoy the B.O.B. Its a heck of a Knife!
    I like the sheath a lot now after i added that little leather. But i am going to make me a leather sheath because i want a pouch on it for a scharpener and some small stuff and because i enjoy working with leather.
    I am going to post the process once i got to time to start that project

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    Excellent idea my friend. I was going to do a drop leg for mine as well. This is a great idea, thanks for sharing.

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