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How SOG should have designed the PAD nylon sheath

00 Offline Dutch_Tooler

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How SOG should have designed the PAD nylon sheath
on: August 24, 2018, 06:22:31 PM
Like in the pics, of course :D (Remember the tirade I let out about the original one in the PAD challenge?)
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« Last Edit: August 24, 2018, 07:34:32 PM by Dutch_Tooler »
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Re: How SOG should have designed the PAD nylon sheath
Reply #1 on: August 24, 2018, 06:24:34 PM
That’s a nice pouch D_T :like: :tu:
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Re: How SOG should have designed the PAD nylon sheath
Reply #2 on: August 24, 2018, 08:52:24 PM
Thanks Wspeed  :cheers:

Now, in all honesty, I'll be the first to admit that I didn't completely make it myself. Even I (of PAD Plus, VX derivatives of Rebar and ST300, Surge-R, ReWaveR and Cobalt Costructor renown :angel:  ;)) will readily admit to, alas, not having the required skills.

The discerning multitool user may have recognised a Skinth, despite the cunningly hidden snap buttons. This is the MUT Shield variant which I actually ordered only very few weeks ago and surprisingly got in the  :mail: yesterday already, almost as if belying the fact that the factory happens to be located a third of a planet away.  :woohoo:

I had prepared for the impending arrival, of course.  :multi:
In order to complete my dastardly plan, I had given in to my relentless impulse to take the original sheath apart and only salvage usable bits, such as in this case ... the SOG name and the logo on the flap tab. I had previously attempted to salvage the original entirely by replacing the Velcro, but had to give up, no doubt due in no small part to the aforementioned lack of skills. So the only usable bits left were some pieces of advertising.... I comfort myself with the thought that they also serve a practical purpose in facilitating opening and hiding the buttons from the enemy's sight. A pair of sharp scissors, a needle, needlenose pliers, a bit of sturdy cotton thread, about 45 minutes and some swearing was all that was needed :D
« Last Edit: August 24, 2018, 09:04:34 PM by Dutch_Tooler »
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Re: How SOG should have designed the PAD nylon sheath
Reply #3 on: August 24, 2018, 09:07:37 PM
It looks great.  Nicely done.   :tu:
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Re: How SOG should have designed the PAD nylon sheath
Reply #4 on: August 25, 2018, 07:46:40 AM
Very cool, D_T! :like:

Now, maybe sell it to SOG, so they know what a good sheath for the PAD looks like?  :whistle:
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Re: How SOG should have designed the PAD nylon sheath
Reply #5 on: August 25, 2018, 10:54:24 AM
Thanks guys :cheers: :hatsoff:

It was only cosmetic surgery and no Skinth was harmed in the process - I used the existing stitch holes for the flap tab and only did the lateral (short) sides of the patch covering the snaps, so everything is reversible if I tire of it. Turned out right though...

Selling it to SOG? Interesting thought... I might accept an "offer I can't refuse", say a recall and exchange for a sheath with a more-than-30-days functional velcro for all existing and future PAD customers   :rofl:
« Last Edit: August 25, 2018, 10:59:51 AM by Dutch_Tooler »
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Re: How SOG should have designed the PAD nylon sheath
Reply #6 on: August 25, 2018, 02:20:16 PM
 :rofl:

I'm amazed you got 30 days from that velcro. My sheath had a "gravity flap" after a week and a half. :facepalm:

The velcro pads I get at the Dollar Tree (U.S. store where everything is $1) last a lot longer than SOG's velcro.  :ahhh

Oh, and you get 8x 1"x1" pads of hook-side and 8x 1"x1" pads of loop-side for $1. If the Dollar Tree can make a profit on that, SOG most definitely could have used it. :think:
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Re: How SOG should have designed the PAD nylon sheath
Reply #7 on: August 25, 2018, 02:46:15 PM
Nice work, D_T!

Seems far more functional. And I like the snap closures better.  :like:


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Re: How SOG should have designed the PAD nylon sheath
Reply #8 on: August 25, 2018, 02:53:53 PM
Thanks Nix :tu:

:rofl:

I'm amazed you got 30 days from that velcro. My sheath had a "gravity flap" after a week and a half. :facepalm:

The velcro pads I get at the Dollar Tree (U.S. store where everything is $1) last a lot longer than SOG's velcro.  :ahhh

Oh, and you get 8x 1"x1" pads of hook-side and 8x 1"x1" pads of loop-side for $1. If the Dollar Tree can make a profit on that, SOG most definitely could have used it. :think:

I didn't actually, the gravity flap thing started about halfway through the challenge :rofl:

I've failed miserably trying to fit the pretty good velcro I had (alas this was adhesive-backed, which resisted any attempt at piercing with a needle without leaving blobs of adhesive all over it, so it was either clean with solvent at each pass or give up. I did the latter :D). Then I was reminded of how much I preferred snaps and how nice Skinths were, and decided to order another. Pretty happy with the package now. :woohoo:
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Re: How SOG should have designed the PAD nylon sheath
Reply #9 on: August 25, 2018, 03:04:01 PM
Only took 4 days for the
Velcro to stop working on my pouch  :facepalm:

I still have a brand new SOG PAD
pouch that I have put away for now
As I don’t know what to do with it at the moment

But after seeing your excellent pouch D_T
I might use it to make a better one when I get some time  :tu:
« Last Edit: August 25, 2018, 03:10:00 PM by Wspeed »
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Re: How SOG should have designed the PAD nylon sheath
Reply #10 on: May 05, 2021, 09:25:50 AM
How long of a flashlight where you able to get in that pouch?


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Re: How SOG should have designed the PAD nylon sheath
Reply #11 on: May 05, 2021, 07:44:33 PM
I'm working on replacing a velcro patch with magnets, on a pouch, now.
Velcro used to be good, back in the day.
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Re: How SOG should have designed the PAD nylon sheath
Reply #12 on: May 07, 2021, 09:32:12 PM
How long of a flashlight where you able to get in that pouch?
That flashlight is 90 mm as shown and telescopes out to 101 mm for focusing the LED. :hatsoff:
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