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wanting a custom sheath for leatherman wave with firesteel & mag rod loop

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Anyone know of anybody making sheaths for these? I carry one daily in a sheath I had made for it years ago, but have been wanting to get another one built with loops. I would like 2 loops for a Firesteel.com Armegeddon JR (3/8" x 3") and a magnesium rod from them the same size. Both the mag rod and firesteel rod have lanyard holes so I could run cord through those holes above the loops to keep them from slipping down if the loops stretch. They don't need to be real handy to remove, just there if I need them. I got to thinking it would be a good way to make sure I always had a way to make a fire handy everywhere I go working, hunting, or fishing. The back of the saw blade on my Wave works great as as striker for the firesteel, and the file/metal saw takes care of getting magnesium off the rod.

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I had the leather working merit badge :P Find a tailor comfortable working with heavy nylon.

 

LOL... I do some leatherwork myself, but no time. Heavy nylon would work also and might even be able to talk to SpecOps Brand, Tactical Tailor, 5/11 Tactical, etc and see if they are interested. They may see a need to add a pouch for their survival line and you may get a freebie to test.... it's a thought to expand on Auto's suggestion. Alot of those companies will work with people who use their stuff and show a potential for a marketable item. Many "redesigns" are based on feedback and ideas from the troops employing the gear in the real world, same will be true for other people who use it regularly. They may also like a venue to enter another consumer base.

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Kydex and a heat gun and pop rivets boys and girls a

 

made ma a custom sheath for a BIG knife that was given to me

 

stainless steel bowie full tang slightly thicker than 1/4 inch

 

the sheath that came with it was faux leather / cardboard sh*t.

 

you can buy Kydex from knife makers supply look on the net I got a 18 inch x 36 inch for 15 bucks

 

but that sh*t is tough as rhino hide.and the knife edge will not cut through pop rivets unless you fall off a cliff

 

or get run down by a truck.it can be molded over metal as it takes about 300 to 350 degrees to mold it

 

or you can make an effigy from wood and use that as a mold for a cell phone or something that cannot

 

handle the heat and forming and you can use a file, grinder or sander to trim.

 

I made a pattern out of a grocery sack with the belt loop fitted it to the Item and then cut the kydex with a 1/4

 

inch allowance with a some metal shears warmed the kydex to where it would bend and formed it around

 

the item and formed the belt loop as it cooled I tested the item in it reheated if necessary and adjusted.

 

hey it is something fun and different Kydex comes in different colors so have fun.

 

http://www.interstateplastics.com/search.php?searchtext=kydex

 

 

 

Edited by juzcallmesnake

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Go EDCforums.com. They discuss multitools and holsters ad nauseum. There's also a frequent poster there that produces custom multitool holsters. I believe he calls them a "skinth." Have fun. You'll only find around 600 pages of information on multitools there.

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catfish, check out the new member Imbuggingoutman's thread on leather work. He posted some pictures of his work. I just ordered some stuff from him and his prices are VERY resonable. His pictures look like some great work.

http://www.survivalcache.com/forums/showthread.php?2352-Leather-goods!&p=32548

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