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New Fuse - Shame about the sheath!

gb Offline Magic Bus

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New Fuse - Shame about the sheath!
on: January 31, 2010, 08:50:44 AM
I'm not too impressed with the "leather" sheath that came with my new Knifeless Fuse. I've not had it long and the closure flap has already begun to delaminate. Fixed for now with an application of super glue but I'm waiting for the whole thing to disintegrate. Leatherman, this is for you  :twak:
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Re: New Fuse - Shame about the sheath!
Reply #1 on: January 31, 2010, 09:23:57 AM
I don't like any of the Leatherman leather sheaths. Leatherman, wake up! You make great tools but your leather sheaths stink.  :-\  Most of the nylon sheaths are ok though.   :tu:
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Re: New Fuse - Shame about the sheath!
Reply #2 on: January 31, 2010, 09:32:46 AM
I like my old waves sheath, and i must be odd because i like the more basic leather sheath with my kick, each to there own i guess  :D

paul


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Re: New Fuse - Shame about the sheath!
Reply #3 on: January 31, 2010, 01:02:17 PM
The new leather sheaths are shocking, no doubt about it  :-\


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Re: New Fuse - Shame about the sheath!
Reply #4 on: January 31, 2010, 01:05:40 PM
I am still uncertain if they are even made of real leather.  :think: :D
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Re: New Fuse - Shame about the sheath!
Reply #5 on: January 31, 2010, 01:11:05 PM
I think they're probably leather (I'd be surprised if LM would advertise them as such if they weren't), but it's a pretty naff leather isn't it?


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Re: New Fuse - Shame about the sheath!
Reply #6 on: January 31, 2010, 01:18:33 PM
Not handled a LM leather sheath myself, their nylon ones are pretty good.

But the leather Vic (spirit) sheaths I have seen, WOW, so compact and well made.


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Re: New Fuse - Shame about the sheath!
Reply #7 on: January 31, 2010, 01:21:49 PM
I think they're probably leather (I'd be surprised if LM would advertise them as such if they weren't), but it's a pretty naff leather isn't it?


I may be wrong but I get the feeling they're made of leather fibres that are glued together, kinda the MDF of the leather world.  It's only a guess though.  The old leather sheaths like on the PST, Supertool etc. were much nicer. :-\

Although I'm not normally a fan of nylon sheaths they're much better than the leather option.

Chris I have a nylon one you can have if you want, drop me a PM if you're interested. :)
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england Offline DaveK

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Re: New Fuse - Shame about the sheath!
Reply #8 on: January 31, 2010, 01:25:38 PM
Not handled a LM leather sheath myself, their nylon ones are pretty good.

But the leather Vic (spirit) sheaths I have seen, WOW, so compact and well made.

Well, that's the irritating thing about them really Raukodur. Leatherman's leather sheaths were absolutely fantastic, high quality things, until 2004 when they launched the Kick, Fuse, Blast etc and blatantly tried to cut costs.

The old ones are made from decent thickness, good leather that actually got better with use and age. IMO they were actually a bit better than the Vics (which I do like too), but the new ones..... urggghhh - horrible.

I think they're probably leather (I'd be surprised if LM would advertise them as such if they weren't), but it's a pretty naff leather isn't it?


I may be wrong but I get the feeling they're made of leather fibres that are glued together, kinda the MDF of the leather world.  It's only a guess though.  The old leather sheaths like on the PST, Supertool etc. were much nicer. :-\

Although I'm not normally a fan of nylon sheaths they're much better than the leather option.

Chris I have a nylon one you can have if you want, drop me a PM if you're interested. :)

You may be right. All I know is that I hate them :D


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Re: New Fuse - Shame about the sheath!
Reply #9 on: January 31, 2010, 04:26:11 PM
I always thought they were compressed cardboard.  :think:

A nylon sheath was the first thing I bought after getting my wave.


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Re: New Fuse - Shame about the sheath!
Reply #10 on: January 31, 2010, 04:48:16 PM
I always thought they were compressed cardboard.  :think:

Yeah !!  :rofl:
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Re: New Fuse - Shame about the sheath!
Reply #11 on: January 31, 2010, 11:49:44 PM
They really do suck.
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Re: New Fuse - Shame about the sheath!
Reply #12 on: January 31, 2010, 11:52:20 PM
My neighbors dog likes to chew them up.  ::)
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Re: New Fuse - Shame about the sheath!
Reply #13 on: February 01, 2010, 01:06:33 AM
Honeslty, I think some high quality real leather sheaths are long over due.  There are still some of us around who don't care for nylon.  I doubt there's very may folks that wouldn't be willing to pay the extra $ to get a good leather sheath with their tool.  Heck, I'd even be happy if they were a 15 or 20 dollar "accessory" that was sold seperatly.  Come on Leatherman....


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Re: New Fuse - Shame about the sheath!
Reply #14 on: February 01, 2010, 01:53:05 AM
They really do suck.
they have a funky smell too! :D


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Re: New Fuse - Shame about the sheath!
Reply #15 on: February 01, 2010, 02:35:53 AM
Perhaps the new sheath that they had a SHOT will replace all the current pleather ones they have :think: I hope so as they looked much better than what is out now :) I have used the leather one that came with the Blast and it was alright but coming from a leather PST sheath I was a bit disappointed :-\


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Re: New Fuse - Shame about the sheath!
Reply #16 on: February 01, 2010, 06:54:10 AM
Although when put next to each other you can see that there is a huge quality difference  :-\

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Re: New Fuse - Shame about the sheath!
Reply #17 on: February 01, 2010, 07:47:11 AM
The old Wave sheath was great, they should of stuck to that design.


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Re: New Fuse - Shame about the sheath!
Reply #18 on: February 01, 2010, 08:17:13 AM
The old Wave sheath was great, they should of stuck to that design.

it fits the tool well, the main thing i dont like about the new pouches is the exposed studs in side as think they will scratch the scales,

paul


 

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