old hickory and home made sheath

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  1. bushmedic

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    Well here is a old hickory 7" butcher knife i got in the mail yesterday and the sheath i made for it hope you enjoy:D
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    Nice set up!

    Did you use the nuts and bolts so it can be reused for something else as well?
     
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    I'm sure you will enjoy that knife for many years to come. That first photo would also make you a good avatar pic ;)
     
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    OH what can I say been caring a small parry for 20 years for a patch knife cut thousand of patches ,fuzz sticks and sutch even skint out a few squriels.
     
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    thanks i like it so far. i used the nuts and bolts mostly cause thats what i had on hand, the plastic is from a chainsaw oil bottle that i held under very hot water to make bend easier.
     
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    That's pretty cool.
     
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    very nice work.I have the same knife in my truck kit box
     
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    super duper nice:35:,is that poor-man's kydex? and i know someone who wants that 12 pointer elk skull ...
     
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    Hey that's a sheath I wouldn't have thought about. I love your innovation there! Have you though about taking another oil jug and melting the ends together with a torch and flat piece of steel? Don't get me wrong though, I actually like the nuts and bolts.
     
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    i did actualy after i ws about half way done making this one lol but with is being 1095 i wanted to make sure it drained as best as posible also i didnt know how strong it would be with just melting. i think i may end up making a new one soon that covers more of the handle
     
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    Good thinking. I would think that if you get the edge sort of tacky with heat and then roll it a time or two and press down pretty hard it should be fairly strong. The only hard part will be keeping the plastic at a suitable temperature without burning it. I would recommend an extra pair of hands to hold the roll down though, that tough plastic is hard to control and work on.
     
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    Nice rig. And I love OH's, too. Still have one that belonged to my Mom. From far too long ago.
     

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