Introduction: How to Make a Kydex Knife Sheath

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First you need to mark out how much kydex you need

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You then need to cut the kydex, I cut it with a hacksaw

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You then need to drill holes for the rivets or eyelets

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You then need to insert the eyelets or rivets( whichever one you are useing)

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Then you need to take a heat gun or hair dryer and heat the kydex and when it starts to get floppy you insert the knife

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You then put it in a jig. The jig is pretty self explanatory.

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You then shape it with a bench grinder and you can cut off the big pieces with a hacksaw, you can then add a bevel with a belt sander.

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This is a neck knife so I added an eyelet for the string

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And now your sheath is done! Feel free to comment.


donttrustthepig (author)2014-01-31

I couldn't find any so I used rivets instead

alanemartin (author)2014-01-31

Nice job. I think I'm going to use all eyelets on mine, so I have some options when I strap it to my pack.

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