Very functional, great work!
Excellent work Kotty
Very nice job! And very true, I bought a super cool flashlight was waaay more powerful then a aa maglite, and I liked combo sheaths, only problem was my sheath wouldn’t fit it, so the night I got home I spent like 4hrs making that one way to the left, not the best but it worked, it held what I needed, the wife was mad cause I had work the next day and I was up till like 12am, I so wanted a leather sheath but knew nothing about them nor did I have money to buy a custom one, so I looked into it and made that next piece of junk, very ugly but then again it worked, learned a few things and liked the concept of a pancake, so that’s what I went with, so I made the middle one, that middle one had to have seen a good 5yrs of field work, was even in my accident, the last two I just decided to make because I was bored, the last is for my sak, but the unique thing about that one is it’s not dyed with like rits, I found some way with I think vinegar and rust, stunk like wow, I kept it in the window between the window and the screen to get it to lose some of the stench, before moving to the next step and assembling it, I’ll admit there not the best looking but they did the job and I kept learning!!JR
Here's mine! It works well with a 108mm GAK and a Minimag Flashlight.
Wow... awesome work Tinner
That stamp is cool. I may have to steal your idea and try my hand at making my own.
Thanks for the hints. Mine should be easy to make as my initials are MW. Upside down, backwards, forwards, same same lol. As long as I don’t get too fancy. I’m sure I’ll still find a way to mess it up.
When I mark my tools at work for identification I use M , with all the legs touching WI do like the overlapped version you drew though. What are you using to press it into the leather? Arbour press? I have one, but it is rather large, that I use for pressing out bearings and such on my ATV.
So something like this? To stamp the mark? I just hit the bolt with a hammer, or do you mean to make the sheath?JR
Yes, like that minus the horizontal line. Two diamonds side by side. And yes, to stamp the mark. I have seen a few videos with guys putting their makers mark on leather products with a stamp in an arbour press. I just assumed that there was a requirement to hold pressure on the stamp for a bit to set the image. If whacking it with a hammer works, well, I am a pro at hitting stuff with hammers lol.
Here’s another of my creations. Both the knife and sheath. The knife is made from O1 tool steel with a handle made from Cocobolo. Flat ground with a cold blue finish to give it the patina look. The sheath is made as a scout carry with a ferro rod incorperated. Right hand draw.
Both sheath and knife look great!