Expedient knife safety

Moondog55

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For those of you who are not aware of this particular use for cardboard and duct tape.

not pretty ( you may even say bl88dy ugly ) but the purpose is to protect the edge of the knife and provide a measure of safety until I manage to get a real sheath for Corins effort.

10 minutes work with paperboard, cardboard , gaffer tape craft glue and some webbing.
 

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Wave Man

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good advice Moondog, this should be done if you have to do ANY work on a knife (say adding a lanyard or what ever)
 

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on bladeforums they made budget pvc sheaths by getting a piece of PVC pipe and heating it up (not sure if with an oven or heat gun) and then squishing it flat on the knife like you would a kydex job.

not pretty but cheap and effective. a lot more long term than that job, but its more if you want a sheath, can't make one or afford to buy one at the time, but would still like to use your knife and store it safely.
 

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Talking of sheaths and knife safety, I knew a young bloke just a couple of years ago who was out pigging with a long pigsticker.
He went to resheath the knife but missed the scabbard and the knife went into his upper leg. The knife cut through his femoral artery and he died on the spot in less than ten seconds.

Careful as you go.
 
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