PVC sheath

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PVC sheath

Post by eveled » Fri Dec 29, 2017 12:25 pm

My dad used to make these sheaths for kitchen knives he used in the field. It could be thrown in a bucket, stuck in your belt, whatever. Cheap, safe, customizable, washable.

He would heat the pipe with a heat gun then squish it flat around the knife. Leaving the bottom open for drainage. Keep heating and adjusting for some retention. Insanely simple, and brilliant at the same time.

Do it in outside space, if it ignites, it will make toxic fumes. Safety first!
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Re: PVC sheath

Post by TripleF » Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:06 pm

I like it.......wonder if it could be done over an open fire outside ::hmm::
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Re: PVC sheath

Post by tongueriver » Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:45 pm

This I like very much. I have been wondering about how to take some of my kitchen and butcher knives with me occasionally. I will try it!

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Re: PVC sheath

Post by eveled » Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:57 pm

Forgot to mention he left the ends flat so they stayed more or less up right in a bucket. Plus it is safer than a pointy end.

Also try experiment with different pipe diameters, depending on the knife.

If anybody tries it, I'd appreciate pictures.

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Re: PVC sheath

Post by muskrat man » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:26 pm

yep and if you can get scraps its cheaper than kydex, I made my first machete sheath out of pvc ::tu::
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Re: PVC sheath

Post by eveled » Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:49 pm

Found another one behind the seat in his pickup truck. This one he finished off. Shaped it and rounded it off, no rough edges. Not sure what he used to glue it, my guess is regular PVC cement.
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Re: PVC sheath

Post by deltaboy » Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:09 am

Good ideas!
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Re: PVC sheath

Post by doglegg » Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:13 pm

Very creative. Unappreciated genius because it is pvc but brilliance none the less. ::tu:: ::tu::

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Re: PVC sheath

Post by eveled » Fri Aug 31, 2018 10:25 am

Thanks for the kind words guys. My Dad would be happy has idea is being used. I don't know how he figured it out. He was not even a plumber, and had no internet access.

If anybody tries to make one, I'd like to see pictures. Thanks.

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