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Making a Kydex Knife Sheath

Kerry Adams
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Making a Kydex Knife Sheath

I recently picked up a SVORD 350B to check and test out. While I really like Brians handiwork – check out my review of his 370BB – I have never been a fan of leather sheaths. Couple that with the fact that it is made for a right handed person and I am a leftie and I figured it was time to make a Kydex sheath for it.

I had already made a Kydex knife sheath for the 370BB, so knew the process – but this time wanted something a bit smaller, in keeping with the knife.

The process

There is already a pile of good kydex knife sheath forming videos out there – so I won’t repeat it all again. Heat the kydex, form with a foam press, trim and shape to your hearts content.

A couple of things I did want to note:

  • A dremel with a cutting disc is not the ideal way of cutting the shape. The kydex gums up the disc and also burns and smokes – and put simply, the smoke coming of burnt plastic of any kind is normally fairly nasty.
  • Dust ends up everywhere.
  • Make it a bit bigger than you initially think you will need – just in case you miss allow for the mounting option.

I decided to use the Tek-Lok Belt Clip I still had hanging around. It’s fairly large – but will allow me to clip it onto my belt easily. I like wearing my knives ‘ranger style’ – but the holes are the same distance if I decide to turn it around and wear the kydex knife sheath more traditionally.

Wearing it

Here is the thing though – I imagine most of the time, this knife is going to be living in the pack. Why?

Well – I am not planning on sneaking around in the bush with knife in hand trying to take out a deer in knife-to-throat combat. By the time I need to use a skinning knife, I probably am also going to be able to take my time. However, should I want to – I can clip it onto the belt, pack strap or whatever else I have handy and be ready to go.

So yes, Kydex – great little project – this took me about an hour all up. I have more sheets here – so whenever I need a nice easy way of carrying something – I will be making more. Maybe I should try making one for the Shadow?

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