sheath repair

Discussion in 'General Workshop Discussion' started by 32t, Jan 6, 2019.

  1. 32t

    32t Member

    A fun little project today for me today.

    I have carried this multitool for a few years and like the tool but the sheath is a POS.

    It was getting VERY loose and wanting to fall out. I removed the expandable piece and used the same holes to resew it.

    I had thought about making a new sheath but this is a cheap and workable alternative.

    Obviously I am not into needing pretty!

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  2. verndahl

    verndahl AKA tintin

    That ought to last you a couple more years! Nice save. Mine got so bad i finally had to make a new one.
  3. Shawn

    Shawn New Member

    Nice save. I have discovered that I'm going to contract out sheaths if I ever make it big. :D I hate leather work. It doesn't respond well to a hammer. :p
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  4. RezDog

    RezDog Member

    Kydex is interesting. I have not tried any but have one sheath made for me out of it. It works well.
  5. Bruno

    Bruno Administrator Staff Member

    Those leather sheaths I use for shipping razors are all made by Shane Irving.
    for the small amount he charges on top of the leather, it's really not worth my time to make them.
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  6. Shawn

    Shawn New Member

    I've got a sheet of kydex here actually and just built a simple press for it last night. Getting tired of repairing the leather one I carry every couple weeks because I've cut through it again. Should be getting around to trying the sheath today.
    Still looking for someone close to do leather work for me. I had a card of someone who was close that supposedly did decent work that I got early on, but I'll be damned if I can find it now.....
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  7. 32t

    32t Member

    I got an interesting strop and razor box recently. The leather is old and in poor shape. I went to Tandy to see what they had. To get what I wanted would have been over $100 US to get half a calf hide etc.

    For the time being I decided to wait to see if I get 5 or 10 projects lined up to use it all and then it wouldn't be an issue.

    But then all I need is another 5 or more projects in the queue!

    [Bruno, don't mention to your daughter that you can make a strop out of calf hide......]
  8. Shawn

    Shawn New Member

    What's that you say? You need to find homes for 5 or 10 new stops you are making? I'm in! :p

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