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Nylon Webbing Sheath

Discussion in 'Other Projects' started by SDMay, Oct 16, 2016.

  1. SDMay

    SDMay Active Member

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    Has anyone tried this yet? I am having a hard time finding/spending money on leather. I am not really setup with a place to work it properly. I had a folder years ago that had a nylon sheath and it worked well. I am making some bushcraft knives for a friend and his sons and wanted to know what the thoughts were as I could work with it at my kitchen table.
     
  2. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    It works well enough just be sure that when inserted and secured that the edge does not rest on the threads or too close for that matter. You can even sew the webbing (carefully) on a standard sewing machine with a needle intended for jeans and other heavy fabrics.

    Rivets are a good backup along the lines of Kydex sheaths. One I did a life time back included a belt with high strength buckle and on the belt was a webbing tail (stored with Velcro loops) with hook that could be wrapped around a tree as a safety belt or used to drag game.
    Actually saved my Uncles life when he fell asleep in a tree stand and others were used to drag deer and in one case a Bear.
     
  3. SDMay

    SDMay Active Member

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    Thanks John. I am thinking of using a piece of crazy carpet bent and shaped to fit the contour of the blade as a liner and then gluing the nylon to that and then stitching the sheath together.
     
  4. John Noon

    John Noon Well-Known Member

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    Like Kydex I would wrap the blade with a couple layers of tape for the most part. That way when it gets wet it does not stick in the sheath.
     
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