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Crook Knife Sheath?

Discussion in 'Bushcraft' started by phorisc, Dec 17, 2015.

  1. phorisc

    phorisc Monkey

    I recently purchased myself a hook knife for carving. I picked up the morakniv hook knife 164...anyhow only downer is it didn't come with a sheath...and it is super sharp. Anyone have some good DIY advice or a good seller of hook knife sheathes?

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  2. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    You might ask @Brokor or @Bear they both make nice sheaths.
  3. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

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  4. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    My buddy on Youtube does specialty leather work for VERY affordable prices, but he only does the leather work as he has time. But, don't let him fool you, he's retired like me, but disabled, so he has time. ;) Seriously, try giving him a PM and if that doesn't work, lemme know and I will send you a contact email for him. Me might need you to send the hook knife for a pattern, but he can be trusted. Great guy.

    If you make it yourself, I think it's good to make a piece of leather which folds over the blade and snaps back a little ways. The best way I have seen is the tutorial by Grierwolf (another great guy) Watch video here:

    Good luck!
  5. AxesAreBetter

    AxesAreBetter Monkey++

    I wrap mine in a length of deerhide cord. My crooked knife, anyhow.
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  6. phorisc

    phorisc Monkey

    well thats weird i didn't get notified of responses to this post...glad i came and clicked on it.
  7. phorisc

    phorisc Monkey

    I sent him a message over youtube, hopefully he gets it :) Those look nice!
  8. phorisc

    phorisc Monkey

    Wouldnt it be tough to make kydex for this shaped knife?
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  9. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    You won't get an alert from this
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  10. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

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  11. phorisc

    phorisc Monkey

    Thanks for clarifying :)
  12. phorisc

    phorisc Monkey

    I c, i would prefer leather but let me see whats most cost effective :) any idea how much it costs for a kydex sheath of this type?
  13. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    I have never made a kydex sheath so I do not know.
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  14. phorisc

    phorisc Monkey

    k i sent a message to @Bear
  15. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    He will respond when he can. I called him and broker both with my first post. (Take a look).
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  16. phorisc

    phorisc Monkey

    indeed you did ;) Thanks for the help!
  17. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    @phorisc --kydex is cheap, very inexpensive. You would need a press to make any project come out nice, and some people make their own with high density foam. Aside from that and a few kydex screws-rivets and a drill bit (and drill), and a heat gun or oven, that is all that's required. However, I do not see how one could possibly make a kydex sheath for a crooked knife or spoon knife. You would have to make a special jig to press from two directions, and even then it is doubtful you would be successful. But, I never tried.
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  18. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Someone want to send me the materials, I'll give it a shot.
  19. Bear

    Bear Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++ Founding Member Iron Monkey

    Aloha Gang,

    Great comments and advice....

    @phorisc .... Here's suggestion....

    Depending on what the sheath is for... is it for safe storage so the edge doesn't get dinged or chipped? And also so you don't cut yourself searching the drawer for it?

    Is it for carrying the tool on a belt? or exposed where you might damage it or cut yourself or others?

    I always like to find out the use of a tool before any recommendations.... why?... because simple solutions are very inexpensive and there is some pride in doing it yourself and saving a ton of money on something that works just as well as a custom made tool or accessory... and who doesn't want to save hard earned dollars ? ;)

    A kydex or bolatron sheath for this (crooked shape not flat depending on the design) will need to be hand formed and fitted... and probably in the end cost you as much or more than the tool itself from a sheath maker... not to mention they will need to have you send your tool so they can fit it properly... not all of these are the same exactly....

    Leather may be more or less but still around the same... I really don't recommend leather on this as it will hold moisture tightly against the blade during storage and these are notorious for rust... but that's just my opinion... others may vary....

    Here's my less than a dollar solution if it's for safe storage... find it at any hardware store by the foot so plenty left over... I like clear because I can see the blade type and condition.... modify to your liking .... also based on the diameters available at your store...

    Doesn't have to fit loosely... actually if you compress the tubing to slide in the tool... when it returns to circle... it will grip the tool nicely and be more secure... will last a good long time and is cheap....

    Pictures should be self explanatory but happy to answer any questions...

    Hope that helps...

    Have a great Friday and Weekend all!

    Take Care and God Bless,







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  20. phorisc

    phorisc Monkey

    wow thats an excellent way to store those on the cheap! That might be what I am looking for, cause honestly I don't plan to carry it on my belt, ill most likely carry it in a bag or in a some place to store it.

    Thanks for the suggestion @Bear!
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