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  • myinfernalbmw
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    Yeah kydex isn't too bad to work with, especially if you pay attention to temps and can think out your design. That turned out great and looks like it will serve it's purpose well.

    I finished the quick and dirty first version pocket clip sheath for my SLCC and will now do it in a thinner/higher quality leather. I usually will make one to test out the fitment/usability and this works well.

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  • eternal24k
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    Will be very interesting to see that with scales. I hope to do leather sheath some day, but I was on a tight timeline and made a kydex one in an hour since I had to fly the next morning. Surprisingly easy, Iíll file it and smooth it out more when I get home

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  • myinfernalbmw
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    That turned out awesome, I'd definitely be proud of those results.

    I've been wanting one of these for about 10 years and finally snagged one. First project is a leather pocket sheath and then scales-

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  • roguetoaster
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    ^
    Neat, basic, but nice!

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  • eternal24k
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    I ended up finding a Helle knife i liked, the Utvaer, then found they sell blanks for $110 less than the knife so I picked one up and tried out making scales from some maple off the property. Overall happy for my first go, I have some spalted birch i found that I hope to use when I am better at it...








    Originally posted by eternal24k View Post

    I need a knife for basic field craft, cooking, cleaning fish, whittling kindling, cutting rope. I have some bench made folders I have been issued, but I am going to Canada (so automatic knives are a no go) for a couple weeks of hiking and honestly, there have been enough grizzly deaths in the area that I think i would rather a fixed blade on my belt if spray fails. I have a Mora, but the profiles sucks for cooking, which is silly but i do enough camping, sometimes canoe camping where I have things to cut and not just dehydrated backpacking meals.
    I was looking at the ESEE PR4 and Boker, had not looked at Chris Reeve, will definitely check them out.

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  • SelinaS19
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    I had a custom made butterfly knife when I was in the Philippines last year. I stayed with my friend's family and his uncle is a famous bladesmith in that area. He made one for me. Sad thing is that I had to leave the knife there because of the airport security. Doesn't even have a pic of it.

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  • AndrewBird
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    Originally posted by Exodus_2pt0 View Post
    What's the blade made out of?

    I like it!
    420HC, but premium versions with better blade steel are in the works.

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  • Exodus_2pt0
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    What's the blade made out of?

    I like it!

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  • AndrewBird
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    Been carrying this guy for about a week. One of the cool things about working for Leatherman is I sometimes get to try out new products before they are released to the public.

    It's a well made knife and feels good in the hand, but is not my style, just too big. It's noticable if you have it clipped in your pocket. The K2 would be better for me I think.
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  • myinfernalbmw
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    Pretty sure I posted this at some point in the past, but I recently pulled this pocket tank out of the safe. After about a decade of ownership I'm probably going to part with it. I haven't carried it in years and the after being discontinued for years now, the secondary prices have kind of jumped the shark. This was my first "expensive" knife purchase, but now the're going for ~4 times what I paid for it. My previous grail knife will hopefully help fund another grail, only in handgun form.

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  • Rob
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    I really like my Gerber Profile for camping use. Had a dude make a kydex sheath for it and it's served me well for years. Not high end at all, definitely a budget choice.

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  • mrsleeve
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    Originally posted by myinfernalbmw View Post
    I know they make a good folder, but I can't speak to their fixed blades.
    Agreed

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  • myinfernalbmw
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    Originally posted by eternal24k View Post
    After digging around I found several from LionSteel in a profile and price range I am into, anyone know of them?
    I know they make a good folder, but I can't speak to their fixed blades.

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  • eternal24k
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    After digging around I found several from LionSteel in a profile and price range I am into, anyone know of them?

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  • eternal24k
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    Originally posted by mrsleeve View Post
    have you looked in to Bark River? Still not a cheap blade, but very well made, very highly prized by those that have them and have a pretty decent following in the bush craft / primitive survival communities, but about 1/2 the cost of the James Brand.....



    here is good option in the profile your looking at.



    https://www.dlttrading.com/bark-river-bravo-1-3v-lt


    More than I wanted to spend ($250 on sale) but several beautiful knives that have the profile I want.

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