First of all what a knife ....and for not a lot of money ....I've got other knives 2x the price of this one and they don't come close.
The Disappointment was the sheath .... Don't get me wrong it's not as bad as some make out but I prefer the Scout Sheath to wear.
So I looked into kydex.... As it was my first time using opposed to leather. A lot of the info says you need presses, jigs, precise measurement and although you probably end up with retail products, I just want to say you don't NEED all this stuff.
If you've got an oven, 4 tea towels, a multi tool, a Dremel and some patience you can make something like this.
Step 1: Stuff You Need
Oven tray (upside down)
4 Teatowels ( act as press)
Multi tool with saw ( although a jigsaw would make it easier)
Dremel (with small grinding bit)
Kydex (1.3 mm sheet -main sheath)
Kydex (0.75 mm sheet - cover sheath)
Paracord (more use than a rivet and looks better)
And any bits you want to put on it ( I put a button compass, fire striker, shot gun capsule (containing fat wood, mini fish kit, hooks, weights, puritabs), mini torch)
Due to the fact I was not initially going to do an instructable the first few photos are of a thicker sheath I made (3mm - too thick) and there is a lack of photos of the second skin ... But trust me it's is relatively simple.
Step 2: Heat It
Step 3: At the Ready
Step 4: Fold It....Watch It It's Hot
NB it if goes wrong (kydex the thicker kydex is forgiving) pop it back in to reheat. And you can start from scratch again.
Step 5: Shape It
Step 6: Cut It
Step 7: Smooth It
Now have a look and decide how you want it to look.
You can follow the contours. Place your items with blue tack.
Shape the 0.75mm kydex with scissors (before heating) on the backside of the sheath where your belt will go through and few will see, leave lots of kydex, in fact that whole side of the sheath I usually cover with this second thinner coat. And don't Forget this thinner coat has to go over the bridge of the knife and the main kydex sheath.
Dremel any holes you need...compass... Torch buttons .... Steel..... In the front .....
No need to do paracord holes yet
Pop the kydex in the oven....WATCH this thinner stuff it turns quick and spoils easier.
Step 8: Mould It
Wait .... Trim any edges at the back.
Remove this second jacket
Glue any parts on now (gorilla glue/areldite) I just glued the compass on. Torch was left loose just incase a new battery was required.
Dremel any belt loops
Step 9: Reheat It
Step 10: Dremel It
Step 11: Add a Belt
Just a quick note on why I prefer scout carry....
Ease of one hand access
Doesn't get in the way when sat in car or sat down
Can be worn at side with a quick spin of the belt.
Finally be bold, design your unique sheath and enjoy!