This is a discussion on Kydex Sheaths within the Defensive Knives & Other Weapons forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by retsupt99 Great ideas and very nice work. Thanks. CRKT A.G. Russell Sting w/ custom angle mount belt clip....
Very nice Matt.
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A pair of VersaCarry sheaths for the SOG Mini Tsunami...
(shown with small Tek-Loks)
...one for the CRKT Hammond ABC Operator...
(shown with custom tuckable IWB g-clip)
(The clip is easily adjusted for ride height, and cant)
...and one for the KA-Bar TDI.
(shown with soft IWB loop)
Very clean, very professional.
Q1: how long did it take for you to get this good at making these?
Q2: what thickness Kydex do you use for the sheaths and belt loops?
Hmmm, I don't really know. I made a lot of stuff for about a year and a half before I showed anything to anyone outside of a small group of friends who were giving me feedback. I didn't post anything here for quite a while after I started posting photos in a couple of other places. I guess it was around four or five months from my first attempt until I was turning out pieces of consistent high quality.Q1: how long did it take for you to get this good at making these?
It depends on a lot of factors. I use everything from .06" up to .125", depending on what I'm trying to accomplish.Q2: what thickness Kydex do you use for the sheaths and belt loops?
Those sheaths were for my order, was finally able to retrieve them from the post office and man are they nice. I have several aftermarket sheaths from various vendors and these from Unloved blow them out of the water. Slim, well put together, the knives draw freely without being loose.
I have a couple of sheaths from OnScene Tactical and those are bound for the drawer. I've not carried that CRKT for years as the factory sheath was too bulky and the OnScene Tactical didn't allow the knife to be drawn very well.
These are truly top notch products, I found a couple more knives at the bottom of a box in the basement. Next up I'll be sending in my large TDI and MOD Razorback to get Invicted.
IWB carry for the Spyderco Endura4.
I've been thinking about trying my hand at making some belt/clip-on sheaths for my knives. I had considered the knives with the clips (like these Spydercos) and was thinking I'd use the knife clip to assist in keeping the knife in the sheath (even to the extent of putting a small hole in the sheath, sort of an indent for the clip to use...), whereas you put the clip inside the sheath...
Did you experiment with this design; did you consider having the knife clip outside the sheath...?
Yes. Extensively.Did you experiment with this design;
I did, but decided not to based on the results of my experimentation.did you consider having the knife clip outside the sheath...?
You do some very good work, those sheaths make some great knives even better.
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I just wanted to let everyone know that after reading this thread I had unloved make an IWB for my RAT 3". During the short mfg. period we exchanged several e-mails and all his suggestions were right on...the man knows what he is doing! I received the sheath in short order and it is more than I expected in quality, fit and finish. I have only worn it a few times but it is excellent. I will try to give a better report sometime in the future if my world comes back together.
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