Opinel sheath?

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  1. jswi2374

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    My local prepper/ bushcraft store got an official Opinel sheath in today for $19. It fits No. 7-9. I kind of want it but online reviews are mixed.
    Does anyone own and use an Opinel sheath? If not, what do you carry your knife in, besides just putting it in a pocket?
    Post pics of your carry method and give me some ideas. My birthday is in February and wife wants ideas :)
     
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    I can't see the point of a carry system that weighs twice as much as the knife that goes in it. This is the best I've come up with, just a folded over taco:

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    You may be able to make one a lot cheaper. If you really think you need one. Prov 27:17
     
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    I just worry about my knife sliding out of my pocket and being lost. Had that happen with a patch knife and cell phone while riding my motorcycle a few years ago.
     
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    @GoodPhotos nice work.
    @jswi2374 i have also seen people make them out of pvc as well.
    Prov 27:17
     
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    there's a military surplus store around here that has an entire box full of Gerber sheaths made of leather with a snap for like $2.50 each. I just use that given the amount of money I have in my cheap knife. Looks just about exactly like this 39-Series-Sheath_product_listing_gerber.jpg
     
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    Made my own for neck carry.

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    Tandyleather make some kits that work well

    I think the n06 fits the small and the no 8 fits the large
     
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    @jswi2374 If you like, I will make you one (free of charge) of course. It will keep me busy, let me know. I can do a neck or belt carry.
     
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    You beat me to the offer. Of course I would have had to go buy an opie to make sure I got the fit right.....
     
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    Thank you! A belt sheath would be great! I have a No.7.
    Mookie- do you carve wood?
     
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    I do a bit of carving, not much. I'll get something going for you!
     
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    Here's a couple pics of the sheath I made for you. It's open bottomed so you can push the knife up some to get it out. The knife will not fall through. That's a #6 in it now so the #7 will fit a bit better, it'll be good and snug.

    If you don't like it, I'll do a GAW with it. IMG_20190109_120240469.jpg IMG_20190109_120209300.jpg IMG_20190109_120226508.jpg IMG_20190109_120157565.jpg
     
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    Of course your Opinel would be modified... and just so you know, your ferro rod looks fishy to me.
     
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    I call it my “French Trapper” mod :D
     
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    I like it a lot and will wear it with pride!
     
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    I'll get it out to you in the morning. Hope it works for your needs.
     
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    That's a great way to brighten a cold, cloudy Monday. ! Thank you, @Mookietherooster
     
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    Harry Epstein has pocket sheaths. $2. at their site, $1.50 on Amazon but then there's shipping. https://www.amazon.com/Leather-Shea...merchant-items&ie=UTF8&qid=1547561035&sr=1-66

    I ordered a #8 with the sheath for $15 delivered. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AZ5LW4...8295-b3cd793b1ef1&ie=UTF8&qid=1547561191&sr=1

    As they say "...Knife Sheath for Opinel #7 and #8 Made right here in Missouri out of top grain saddle leather. The front of the sheath looks identical to the back. Also doubles as a leather pot holder for cast iron skillets."

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    @jswi2374 How is the fit? I hope you like it.
     
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    0A3AF20E-05CC-44A4-B997-DB04D019CD87.jpeg This William Henry slip case I came across 13 years ago in a little knife shop in Lordsburg, New Mexico clips inside my pocket and holds the No 8 perfectly secure in total comfort. It was not expensive back then.
     
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    I replied in private days ago but also want to say this publicly: The sheath came in on Monday afternoon. The sheath itself is a nice, medium weight leather with a sturdy belt loop. Retention is good and it takes a bit of effort to push the knife up from the open bottom, then grab the top to pull it the rest of the way out. I've modded my No.7 by drilling a small hole through it at the butt and adding a leather loop of maybe 3" to it. That loop lets me just pull the knife out from the top. I plan on staining the leather a bit to darken it, burning a design on it, then waterproofing it all.
    In the sheath was a nice little BARLOW knife that Mookie included. I'm looking forward to getting to know / use it once January's One Knife Challenge is over. I've never owned a knife quite like it. Thank you, Mookietherooster!
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    Good job adding the lanyard. It looks like a good fit, and you can't even tell it's a knife! Enjoy them my friend. :39::39::39:
     
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    Yeah, I was hoping for that effect. Opinel hardly look like knives to begin with and the sheath completes the effect. When I'm working, I work with kids. Many kids (and sometimes their parents) see knife and think weapon / scary / danger / threat. This isn't distracting.
     
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    Times sure have changed. When I was in school all us boys from 4th thru 6th grade had a Buck 110 on our belts at school all day, every day. We would all sit around at recess, and whittle. Try that today.

    Funny how we all made it, and never got stabbed. Those bad knives never tried to hurt us once. I wish it could be like that again someday.
     
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    Too many hyper violent people today. Not enough kind, thoughtful people who happen to carry knives. Be the change.
     
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    Part of the issue is how they carry in pocket. They feel horrible to me laying at the bottom of my pockets no matter what pants I wear. If the knife rides vertically it sort of disappears which is a good thing. So to carry what I consider the finest working knife on earth and to stay with the amazingly lightweight and low drag, it is an excellent method of carry. These WH sheaths have become expensive but I’ve seen similar on the net for less. This one has paid itself down by serving for 13:years now and only weighs 15 grams. It rides low profile but still shows a lot of beautiful knife. But there are other great ways to carry them too as evidenced by all he other choices above or just about any way that suits a person.
     
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    Looks really nice. Prov 27:17
     
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    That Barlow knife is super sharp, I like it! Made some shavings with it today and it really cut. My son managed to slice open his finger with it (nothing serious) so maybe I will let it become his when the time is right.
     
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    @Ryder Nice looking sheath - would you happen to know which of the four sizes offered you have there?

    • Mini: fits B04 Pikatti
    • Small: fits B09 Kestrel
    • Medium: fits B05 Monarch, B10 Lancet, B11 Persian
    • Large: fits B12 Spearpoint, B30
    In case anyone is interested, https://www.williamhenry.com/clip-case.html
     
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    Not sure but the measurements will flat are 3 3/8” x 1 5/8” from edge to edge. The No 8 is a tight fit but over time it did conform, still quite snug though. I did come across this webpage but don’t know anything else first hand. I would give the size small a try if anything happens to my current sheath. I really like this method of carry.

    https://www.collectorknives.net/shop/accessories/ck-tuscany-leather-clip-slip-for-folding-knife/
     
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    Sounds like the small, I have a #6. If it doesn’t fit, it’s an excuse to buy a new Opinel that will!

    Thanks!

    ETA: Small fits the B09 Kestrel, which is
    • Dimensions:
      Blade 2.13" (54.1mm)
      Handle 2.88" (73.1mm)
      Overall open 5.00" (127mm)
    Handle on my #6 is 3 5/8”.
     
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    If I recall I was putting a no. 6 in this sheath in the very beginning. It fit just fine. Then I put a no 7 in and it fit a bit snugger. Then I decided on the no 8, really my favorite but it was very tight so the sheath had to be wetted and worked with so a bigger sheath would have been best for it but it’s working fine now. You should be pleased with your new sheath. They are superbly fashioned and last a long time.
     
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    I love the color and texture of that handle. Looks like oak. Care to share what you did to it?
     
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    The handle, not much, very light sanding, a little teak oil treatments and some beeswax in he joint. Bubinga takes on a nice color over time.
     
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