Kydex is basically a miracle material. Leather and are black by nature.
First you need to trace your knife blade onto the saddle leather.
Diy boot knife sheath. Cut the pattern with scissors fold it in half along the line and place the knife inside it. I wanted to try something i had seen on the youtubes. Trim the sides with scissors to give the paper cutting the right shape you want for the sheath.
I have made boot knife sheaths for boot knives hunting knives and my all time favorite a straight razor ouch. This is my process of making a leather knife sheath using vegetable tanned leather if you have any questions on making your knife sheath please drop it in th. This was meant to ride easy on the belt or wherever you need to pack it on a boat so don t worry too much about how well the sheath holds the knife so much as where you plan on keeping the thing.
Use adhesive tape or glue to attach the open ends and give the paper cutting the shape of your leather casing. Its rough but it works. This video gives a tutorial on making a sheath for your knife.
Carrying your fixed blade horizontally in case one carries a fixed blade on occasion. Thought i would make a sheath for the old western fields knife that my good friend mck done a restoration on. It weighs nearly half as much as other full tang fixed blades of the same length.
We are happy to offer a selection of these rugged sheaths that are made to fit a number of the knife models we carry. If you prefer a different leather or color just let me know. These particular sheaths are made of oil tanned 5 6oz.
Prices start at 125 00 and go from there. It might take a while to cut out the saddle leather. And the leather does not need to be really tight.
But keep on cuttin and dont get in a hurry and try to tear the leather out. Although this uses a template for the kershaw knife the steps taken for other knives is the s. Sog small fixed blade knife instinct boot knife edc knife neck knife 2 3 inch full tang blade w knife sheath and clip 4in.
While originally designed for airplane interiors in the 1960s custom kydex knife sheaths for fixed blades and firearms started to emerge in the 1970s as more people began pursuing alternatives to traditional leather sheaths. The sheath might look a little under built for holding a 10 inch knife but the profile of the knife is pretty slim. Nb1012 cp 4 6 out of 5 stars 2 002.
This specialized thermoplastic is both extremely rigid and easily molded when heated. Then cut out the shape with the razor knife so that you have a u shape like the one pictured.