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Hollowdweller
2006-11-17, 15:58
Hi Y'all,

Been a while since I posted here but saw Sgt. Rock over on Bladeforums and reminded me of his forum and thought I might make a post.

I noticed some knife related posts so I thought I might show a pic or 2 of this nice sheath a friend made for me.

I had this really nice blade Fallkniven F1 but didn't like the sheath. He made me a sheath that was adapable to belt or neck carry which would be cool when wearing a pack or no belt.

Anyway here you go(excellent pic uploading system by the way):

SGT Rock
2006-11-17, 17:12
Nice pics. Can you post one of the knife that goes in it?

Hollowdweller
2006-11-17, 17:15
sure! Hang on!

Hollowdweller
2006-11-17, 17:27
It's a Fallkniven F1 which is allegedly Swedish Air Force Survival knive? I don't know if that's true but it's a nice knife. Not too big to be handy. I generally like a thinner bladed knife but this is nice. VG 10 laminated stainless steel. Convex edge.

Here it is in the hand

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c19/hollowdweller/fk2.jpg

Here is the spine which is thick for batoning wood. Also throws sparks from a firesteel real well

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c19/hollowdweller/fk3.jpg

Here is the exposed poll for cracking nuts and pounding stuff

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c19/hollowdweller/fk4.jpg

I normally am a big carbon steel fan, but this stainless seems to take and keep a great edge.

They are fairly expen$ive but a while back we did a group buy on another forum I'm on and we got a great price!:bandit:

Here's also a link to a decent review:
http://www.bushcraftuk.com/content/articles.php?action=show&showarticle=136

SGT Rock
2006-11-17, 17:31
Cool knife. Is that a GB mini hatchet?

And for the record - you can mention other sites here. I don't mind it at all.

Hollowdweller
2006-11-17, 18:17
Yeah it's a mini.

Here's a good comparison pic

GB Hunters, Wildlife, Mini, and one of the Vaughns

TeeDee
2006-11-17, 18:43
What material is used in making the sheath?

Hollowdweller
2006-11-17, 19:02
Kydex, it some sort of polymer stuff.

bird dog
2006-11-17, 19:46
Nice pics. The sheath looks like a very professional job. BD

Frolicking Dino
2006-11-17, 21:42
Nice shealth

Take-a-knee
2006-11-17, 21:47
HollowD, thanks for posting those pics. I have a Randall boot knife that I've wanted to make a sheath for, that gave me some good Ideas, I assume that Tec Loc buckle is removeable if you want to use it as a neck sheath. Also, do you have one of those Vaughn hatchets? If so, how does it compare to the Gransfors mini?

dropkick
2006-11-18, 00:38
How is the knife held in when used as a neck sheath?
Is the friction between the material and knife enough?

-I'm thinking of building a neck sheath for another knife.

Hollowdweller
2006-11-20, 22:02
Sorry for not getting back sooner. I am at home it's hunting season and up the hollow the phone line is slower than h-e-double toothpick:biggrin:

Yes the Tec Loc thingie depending on how the holes are spaced is removable and allows you to carry the knife vertical or horiz.

Yes the friction of the kydex will hold the Knife in. I have a little Bark River Micro with a neck sheath and have used it a lot over several years and still holding in. I assume if it became too loose you could heat it and press it again.

I just got a Vaughn. The edge and workmanship is not near a GB Mini. On the other hand it is 1/4 the price so you know? I am working on mine right now gradually putting a good edge on it. Hard to say how the two compare till I get a good edge, except the GB has a razor sharp edge out of the box. But if they are CLOSE after sharpening the Vaughn will end up being a good deal.

I'm sure my friend Andy/Fiddleback would give you some tips on making one for the Randall. He's just kind of got into making them himself so he'd probably share what he's learned.