Monday, July 27, 2015

Summer sheath & lanyard projects...

A friend gifted me a few knives at the Blade Show last month (Thanks again, Paul!).

There's an Old Hickory knife that he'd made a kydex sheath for as well as doing a some additional work on the blade and handle, a neat little flick/auto Boker Magnum pocket knife, and a fixed blade Landi with a Tek Lok and magnet on the kydex sheath for added blade retention.
I tied a long two-bight Turk's head knot (11 lead 2 bight tripled) with black paracord around the kydex sheath, then worked in some tan/black combo (Knights?) inside and around that knot before tightening it all up.

I didn't keep track of exactly how much cord I used, but guess around 15 feet or so of the black and a little less of the combo color, so maybe 25 feet which could come in handy in a zombie apocalypse survival situation should I need to untie it and replace a broken bootlace/shoestring, or tie something else up or down.

I left off adding a loop of paracord to the wrap for belt carry, but could go back later and add that, or maybe just use a small carabiner hooked through one of the bights, and tuck the sheath under a belt and then clip the carabiner to a belt loop...

For the Boker, I added some glow-in-the-dark paracord tied with an extended two-strand Matthew Walker knot, and a gutted crimson paracord gaucho knot tied over a wooden bead.

Paul tied the foilage green paracord handle wrap on the Landi, figure eight style with a loop and lanyard/diamond knot finish, and it's nice and tight, so I've left it just as it is.  I might could work in some center stitching with 0.9mm sized cord into the pattern...

And a pic of the Old Hickory knife in the kydex sheath before I added the paracord wrap.


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3 comments:

David The Good said...

Sweet work. Never seen glow-in-the-dark paracord before. That's awesome.

Scot Metcalf said...

Howdy Stormdrane, on your Boker with glowing cord you say you tied a gaucho over wood bead, the bead looks to be square where did you find them? So thankful to see you still educating and inspiring folks like me. Thanks Scoti

Stormdrane said...

Those particular wooden beads came from a local Hobby Lobby store. They're not square, more round/oval shaped, slightly larger than the typical wooden beads I've bought from walmart and michaels craft stores in the past, and the gutted paracord gaucho fit nicely on them when tightened up.

They didn't need a full coating of super/krazy glue like the smaller diameter cord on the other beads, although I tend to use needle/thread or a strategic dab on the start/end strands after trimming to further secure them.