Upgrade Sheaths for Grail Edges

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  1. hicountry

    hicountry Blue Granite Bushcraft Vendor Bushcraft Friend

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    Been doing some sheath work for some nice grail edges.
    Various jobs with some new designs for sheath upgrades.
    Firesteels from Andy at 5 Col. were drilled and split rings installed.

    Mighty fine Wilderness Spirit Talon,
    curve profile was a bit of a challenge.
    Hope you like how the sheath turned out.
    All steel accents, coupler and stud to match steel pins on the grips.

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    Koster Bushmaster and Gossman Tusker get new pants as well.
    Steel accents match the steel pins in the grips.

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    Belt carry Fire kit with Swiss Army brass canister.
    First try on wet forming in 3D.

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    Signature Michael Bear take on the Skookum tradition with a few details done differently.
    Matching brass accents on the coupler and stud pin.
    Awesome Firesteel is the same materials, OD green Micarta and brass accents.

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    Below the Michael Bear is a heavy built Koster XL Bushmaster.
    Wish it was mine !

    Thanks for your look-see and comment :42:
     
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  2. bowitis

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    Ruggedly Classy! Very nice Robert.
     
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    central joe Supporter Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    That's fine work young fellar, joe
     
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    Pastor Chris Keeper of the T.Darrah Tenkara Pass-Around Hobbyist Supporter Bushcraft Friend Hardwoodsman Bushclass II

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    I like the style of the fire steel loops.
     
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    The sheaths look great!
    Can't say I'm a fan of the split rings. Larger, to get a finger in, would be nice. The one looks like it was sprung just getting it into the rod.
    I like putting Tom Browne buttons on my danglers, too. :dblthumb:
     
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    Grail sheaths for grail knives. :dblthumb:
     
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  7. hicountry

    hicountry Blue Granite Bushcraft Vendor Bushcraft Friend

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    Split rings are available in various sizes.
    Although Nite-Ize mini "S"-biners don't do well in 1/8" holes.
    No-go for the Tom Brown buttons , sorry !
    I usually attach my fire cord directly to the firesteel with an eyelet braid, no split rings.
     
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    Yes, they could have used a bigger size. Not only would it be more useful it wouldn't have sprung. Or better yet one of those braided wire loops. Those are pretty comfortable to use when pulling a smaller rod across your knife spine.

    I'll have to take your word for it. I'm not familiar with Nite-Ize.

    No apologies necessary! lol
    SAM Browne :)
    I knew it was one of those Browne's ;)
     
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    hicountry Blue Granite Bushcraft Vendor Bushcraft Friend

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    Yep. I thought you might have meant SAM Browne, as in the pistol belts. :4:
    Sam Browne rivet studs are horse tack items.
    They're nicely made.
    I'm lathe-turning my own copies of the Swiss studs in various metals, as the original Swiss items are running dry.

    The split rings are inexpensive Tandy items.
    I'm ordering some higher grade ones from Ohio luggage supply.
    Agreed that the larger sizes are more useful.
     
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    You make your own buttons? Awesome.
    I noticed they looked a bit different. The two-tone is one more nice touch to that sheath.
     
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    Very nice, I wish to someday reach that level of perfection in my leather work.
     
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    Your leather work is top notch. Love it !
     
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    Very nice indeed! I like your style!
     
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    First-rate work!
     
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    Wow!! That is some top-notch leather work! Though, we wouldn't expect anything less from you!
     
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    ?, Robert? Can you do the firesteel overlay to an existing sheath?
     
  17. hicountry

    hicountry Blue Granite Bushcraft Vendor Bushcraft Friend

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    Pretty sure it’s a go.
    Might need to see your sheath.
     
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    They look very nice; well done.

    I'm not familiar with Michael Bear - that more square shaped coupler instead of a D ring, I'm curious; is there a functional advantage?
     
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    hicountry Blue Granite Bushcraft Vendor Bushcraft Friend

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    @MichaelBear makes knives on the forum,
    Highly respected individual.

    The square coupler is designed to connect to an already existing belt loop so it doesn’t have to be unstitched, thus the screw pin. Most are wide, so the D shape becomes a challenge. Plus these are machined on a mill, so square shapes are easier to cut.
     
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    I'll get a pic to you. Today.
     

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