A knife sheath is an important tool any knife enthusiast must have. Not only does it help you handle and transport your knife safely, but it can also help you in transporting your knife around much easier. As a bonus, when done the right way, they can be an attractive complementary piece to your prized weapon. There are different materials used in crafting a knife sheath. One of the most common ones used is a material called kydex. There are a lot of kydex sheaths in the market, but did you know that you can make your own? This article is a guide to kydex sheath making.
The first step is to get all the tools you’ll need to create your sheath. Of course, you’ll need to acquire some kydex sheets. You can get these in hardware stores as well as other specialty shops and online. The cheapest price would be found online and you can buy it directly from Kydex here. You’ll also need an oven because you’ll need it to apply heat on your sheath (more on this later). You’ll also need a press or a vice clamp to form your sheath into shape. You’ll also need a knife or saw to cut off excess kydex sheets. Sandpaper is also needed for smoothening out the final product. And eyelets would help in securing the structure of your sheath. Eyelets can be found very inexpensively here.
With the tools and parts needed to commence kydex sheath making already mentioned, it’s time to detail the step-by-step process.
As this step-by-step process would show, making your own knife sheath out of kydex is actually simpler than initially thought. In fact, with the right amount of effort and skill, one can create his/her own sheath with quality that can rival those found in stores. Now that you know the steps in kydex sheath making, it’s time to start constructing yours, and maybe even making your own knife.
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