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    Boolit Master
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    Sheath Liners

    What are some good sheath liner materials; and how are they formed, inserted, and attached?

    I've a skinner, that needs to be paired with a smaller knife for some field dressing cuts, which has room in its sheath for my smallest knife from the same maker. I need though to add a liner to keep the little ones tip from damaging the sheath or skinner.
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    I have been working with Kydex, both for sheath's and liners.

    Bought mine as 12 x 12 sheet in 2 different thickness's.

    Also bought double cap rivets and gromits for holding it together.

    Lot of stuff on youtube.

    Essentially heat it up, mold it around what it is going to fit. The video's I watch the guy used just a folded towel as a pad, and another on top.
    I really like this Capps guy, kinda down to earth. I like the way his head thinks and the way he works things out.


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    Thanks for that Ghosthawk. Crafty!

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    Thanks, Ghosthawk. Good tip and vid.
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    Kydex should be fine, as the design shouldn't let the sharpest of edges rub on it. It takes only the smallest of grit particles to scratch a mirror finished blade, as they will embed but not sink out of reach, and kydex does look like the plastic it is.

    The traditional material for lining sword scabbards was wool, which doesn't absorb atmospheric moisture like most vegetable fibres, and will wipe oil on a non-stainless blade. Felt would do, but baize, for billiard or pool tables, is based on woven fibre, and stronger. I had to buy a metre in royal blue for my .32 rimfire Webley case, and have some trouble keeping my wife away from it.
    Last edited by Ballistics in Scotland; 08-04-2017 at 01:21 PM.

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    Formed rawhide works for me as a traditionalist inside of leather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geezer in NH View Post
    Formed rawhide works for me as a traditionalist inside of leather.
    I feel the tradition, but it's lost on these two knives and sheath. They're just very utilitarian Martiini knives with rubber handles and a synthetic sheath of some kind of multi-layer sandwich. Darned practical. Darned useful. Not a hint of tradition.
    The first purpose of the Second Amendment is too often overlooked, fostering a liberty of mind and action necessary in the people of a free republic.

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