Introduction: Belt Knife Sheath.
So the story is this:
I had this old belt that I've had for forever, and after a while the hole that used to make the belt fit perfectly around my waist stretched out and was of no use anymore. After staring at that raggedy belt for a while I decided to pretend to be mad at it and cut it in half. In doing this I saw the belt was made of two pieces of fake leather sandwiched together with a disgusting looking filler in the middle. Then I found out the middle was hollow and just the perfect fit for my knife. And so the idea for a knife sheath made out of a belt was born.
Step 1: Materials.
To start out the materials are pretty much obvious
1. Knife (preferably a sharp one you're going to make the sheath for)
2. Belt (an old raggedy one you don't want to use anymore and is made of plied materials)
3. Belt Clip (for attaching the sheath with the knife to your person)
4. Sharpie (brown marker on a brown belt... what was I thinking...)
5. Clamp (might not be necessary but a good idea in any case)
Step 2: Measure Once, Cut Thrice.
I found it looked a lot nicer to use the tip of the belt so you don't have to bother with a sticky gluing mess.
Measure the part of the belt you want to have covering the blade and make a mark that is close to the guard on the knife, then cut on the line you made. I used a brown Sharpie to make the mark... I don't suggest doing this it was a little hard to see. I also cut the corners near where the guard of the knife is going so its easier to insert the knife.
Step 3: Does It Fit???
Once you are done cutting the belt check and be sure the knife fits in the new sheath and it DOES NOT fall out when you hang it upside down and shake it. Be sure it is a tight fit, if the knife falls out and you loose a toe it's not my fault. You might consider clamping the opening to the sheath so it is easier to insert the knife though.
Step 4: Finalizing
Last thing to do with this project is to add a way to attach it to your shinny new belt or belt loop. In my case I used a belt loop clip. Drill a small hole into the tip of the belt and attach the key chain ring that is attached to the clip. And there it is folks you're all done.
As always if you have any questions, remarks, or criticisms please comment or PM me.
6 years ago
Great Idea for all those old belts that are no good
7 years ago
Wait, why would you hang it upside-down? Or did I miss something?
Reply 7 years ago
I've actually seen knifes being hung or clipped upside down for several reasons over the years, it's really not a bad idea as long as the blade is secure. Most times it has to do with ease of access, but from personal experience, it can take quite a bit to secure that blade too (a leather or paracord loop with a toggle could do the trick).
Reply 7 years ago on Introduction
Thanks for your comments. The loop idea is great I will have to do that and add it to my instructable. I hang it upside down to make it easy to get to sometimes it is a hassle to unclip the knife then take it out. This way it is easy to reach and pull out.
7 years ago
I really like the idea of this Instructable, I might take a crack at it and see if I could come up with a way to make sure my blades don't fall... :-)