Worlds ugliest sheath and a mora re-handle

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  1. Donald Devall

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    A couple years ago, one of my dogs decided to make a snack of my Mora #2 and the nice leather sheath I made for it.

    Over time I replaced the handle with a sycamore branch I’d picked up. Scorched with a torch then sanded out to 320 grit, finished out with a bunch of coats of BLO and finally buffed down with beeswax. The bolster is just a badly fitted bit of aluminum. There’s also some very bad filework on the spine for my thumb to push against.
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    Oh and there’s this. Can’t afford more leather at the moment sooo made the worlds ugliest working sheath out of a ratchet strap. :oops:

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  2. M.Hatfield

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    Nothing ugly about that. No chance you will ever lose a sheath that bright! :D
     
  3. Jim L.

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    I like it. If you don't like the color, soak it in some daaark blue rit dye. That'll give you a funky olive drab...:rolleyes:

    That's a good job on the rehandle. Looks good.

    BTW, ain't nothing wrong with that sheath.
     
  4. RiceOnSuede

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    Nice handle. Just be careful you dont fall on your knife, it could slice right through that strapping and potentially stab your leg. A cheap plastic liner shoved in there would go a long way. Maybe even cut the bottom off the stock sheath or something.
     
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    That knife isn't ugly. That knife has spirit and character! Not many knives have spirit.

    ETA: You need to name it now.


    I'd carry it without hesitation.
     
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    Very cool, and not ugly at all. Making it yours is what makes it special!
     
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    I like the sheath! Great job re-purposing the material! IF you decide that you really want to replace it, I would recommend contacting @rnpollard for one of his Kydex numbers. I have two and I'm quite pleased with them- esp. for the $$!
     
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    That sheath may not have the eye appeal of a custom badger claw, but I bet it's tough as sin! I have some wider tow strap type material that I have been contemplating putting into sheath mode.

    You may have just prompted me to do that. :)
     
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    Looks awesome nice work.
    Prov 27:17
     
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    I love the handle brother. And there is nothing wrong with that sheath.
     
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    Form over fashion...both the knife and the sheath look good and are functional....a win - win.
     
  12. Donald Devall

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    I was worried about that too. I sewed an extra layer of the nylon material in the bottom of the sheath. I’m not saying it’s not still possible for the blade to stab through, but i can’t push it through on purpose so I’m hoping it will hold.
     
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    I agree with everyone else, ain't nothin' ugly 'bout it!
     
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    i like that handle. next time you empty a milk jug, you might use some of the plastic to fold in as sheath liner. re-purposing is way cool, like you did with the strap ...
     
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    Very practical, not ugly at all.
     
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    That thing is so ugly it looks damn good! Nice work and good job a repurposing.
     
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    What they said! Not ugly at all, I like it a lot!

    Brilliant idea on the ratchet strap too. I must remember that for tool holders and such also. Red, yellow, blue, all colors of those things and there is always a good section on those that finally wear out. :dblthumb:
     
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    Great looking knife and sheath! Beauty is subjective, some people think Raquel Welch is ugly (actually nobody does).

    I would have no issue carrying that knife and sheath on an outing, the knife looks like a great user!
     
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    Preach Brother! Preach!
     
  20. Jim L.

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    Can't remember the name of the movie, but Raquel Welch in a fur bikini!?.. Talk about'cher repurposing...

    Google-fu said "One Million BC" was the movie.
     
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    That handle isn't ugly in the least.... the sheath? Did I mention how nice the handle looks?
     
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    I luvs it :dblthumb:

    I rock cardboard and duct tape sheaths all the time so yours is a step up for me.
     
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    Greetings,

    I look at both handle and sheath and they make sense. Nothing ugly about them. Well done!

    Regards,

    Christos
     
  24. Donald Devall

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    What you did there. I see it. :D:rolleyes:
     
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    I like it, the whole thing says" I'm a user" not a looker.
     

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