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Username Post: Making a Kydex Mora Sheath        (Topic#798562)
reedsen
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Re: Making a Kydex Mora Sheath
10-14-07 07:31.20 - Post#1337193    


    In response to SporK60

Very good tutorial. I saw a video recently that shows how one knifemaker makes his kydex sheaths. You put a little more care into making yours, and it shows... however sometimes there is reason to make a quick and dirty one, so I think I'll share it. Well done.

Quick kydex sheath video: http://blog.theknifewarehouse.com/2007/10/13/video...
 


SporK60
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Re: Making a Kydex Mora Sheath
10-14-07 08:09.14 - Post#1337212    


    In response to reedsen

Interesting to see Atwood make sheaths...thanks for the link

I'd probably be doing it the same way...and as quickly...if I had a fully equipped shop like his too.
Dave


 
Murray
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10-27-07 09:26.44 - Post#1347605    


    In response to SporK60

good one spook
MURRAY
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RC1947
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12-14-07 08:21.24 - Post#1392241    


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Do you know if the heat gun can be substituted for by either a blow dryer or boiling water? thanks RC


 
SporK60
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12-14-07 09:19.00 - Post#1392273    


    In response to RC1947

Probably not...I think the working temperature is around 315 degrees F. The Wagner Heat Gun I'm using has two settings...750F and 1000F.
Dave


 
RC1947
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12-14-07 09:52.48 - Post#1392309    


    In response to SporK60

Okay, good enough, and thanks for that. 315 is pretty hot, hotter than I expected. And it is a fine tutorial RC


 
Mickey-223
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01-21-08 11:45.54 - Post#1427755    


    In response to RC1947

Where to you guys get your OD Kydex? Knifekits.com only offers it in .093. I wouldn't think this is fun to work with. I've done some in .06 and a few in .08 as well, but wonder if the thicker stock is going to be too difficult to work with.

Cheers,
Mickey
 
SporK60
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Making a Kydex Mora Sheath
01-21-08 11:56.44 - Post#1427770    


    In response to Mickey-223

I buy my Kydex from Knifekits too and the OD I used was purchased from them last year and it is .080".
Dave


 
ssj
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Re: Making a Kydex Mora Sheath
04-02-08 06:38.30 - Post#1488118    


    In response to SporK60

Question for the Kydex sheath makers-Do you have to use such large eyelets and leave such a wide margin on the edge of the sheath? That's one of my complaints about kydex sheaths vs leather (especially scandi style), it seems like they are wider than they need to be. It makes them less useful for sheath insets or liners.
Steve
 
SporK60
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Re: Making a Kydex Mora Sheath
04-02-08 12:29.59 - Post#1488419    


    In response to ssj



I know what you mean about some Kydex sheaths...I've seen some that could be used to flip pancakes or paddle a canoe.

I try to keep mine to a reasonable width and they aren't much wider than a leather side seam sheath. I've worked out the the width of my seams so that the belt loop can be swapped with a Tek-Lok...if it were any narrower, it would be visible from the front.

I haven't done any Kydex liners yet, but I would probably not be riveting them...the leather of the sheath would hold the seam closed.

I wouldn't be forming the Kydex around the blade itself either. I'd make a form or mandrel to press liners.

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