Traditional style parang sheath project

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  1. tobiism

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    One of my favorite knives is my 10 inch parang by Bidor. The sheath that came with is one of those typical folded over sewed nylon deals that while perfectly acceptable doesn't tick any style boxes whatsoever. So I decided to make one and went to visit my local woodworking shop and found some nice Osage orange.
    This will be my first time doing anything like this so I'm pretty excited. Once the two halves are glued together and pinned with quarter inch Walnut pins I will start removing a lot of material to streamline it.
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    Good project. I have thought about doing this for my cold steel kukri.
     
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    I'll be watching this.
     
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    Looking good young fellar. joe
     
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    Thank God for routers where Osage orange is concerned.................

    Trivia: Osage orange is one of the few woods in the US that will take a chased thread. Bradford pear is another, and may be it's redeeming quality.....................

    Good stuff there, sir!
     
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    Thanks for all the comments guys I finished it today.
    Its without a doubt the coolest thing I've ever made. Osage Orange with Walnut pins. Drilled on the back side to run cordage through and thin at the waist to stay in your belt. So happy with the retention as well.
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    Wow, great work! And you almost sold that parang! If I had the funds at the time you had it up it would be mine. I really like that parang.
     
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    Thanks Joe! That was the 12-inch that I almost sold and I still would if someone wanted to buy it.
     
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    Man, you are my hero.
     
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    Thanks homie!
     
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    Just wait for the osage to age into the nice vintage look....it looks awesome now and will only get better...I need to go through my pile of osage since you rekindled my interest in making a wooden sheath...very clsssy.
     
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    Dude that is sick. Well done. I was very sad when I heard Bidor couldn’t sell them into the states anymore, I never seemed to arrange my finances to get one.
     
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    Looks good. I don't know how long I could go without giving it a leather cover. Just the kukri love coming out.
     
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    Dang, that looks killer :dblthumb:...great job. Man, using Osage for this; you are a glutton for punishment.

    I think these are the best-designed wooden sheaths in the world, personally :cool:...I made a bunch in the style for parangs and kitchen knives. Generally I used lighter woods though, desertwillow or alder were my favorites.
     
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    Thanks man! But surprisingly the Osage wasn't that hard to shape. The only tools I used were a drill press, gouge, a router, sandpaper, and an angle grinder with a rounded over 60 grit flap wheel.
     
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    Nice work! Looks outstanding!
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    That thing is freakin' sick brudda.
     
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    That's beautiful brother ! Great job.
    That Osage orange is tuff to work with.
    I've seen it throw sparks when cutting it with a chain saw.
     
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    Gonna wear it on a traditional rope belt?
     
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    That turned out beautifully!
     
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