American Bushman

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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

American Bushman Sheathworks

Since I'm in a comic vein I thought I'd show you what happens when I need a sheath in a hurry.

I've grown so reliant on leather from JRE Industries and Concealex from Survival Sheath Systems that I whip up a monstrosity like the one pictured when given an opportunity to make my own.

That's right, the Bush Tool needed something to cover the edge and I decided to go ahead and rig it up so I can strap it to the side of my pack. What you're seeing is the cardboard sleeve the machete came in wrapped in several layers of gaffer's tape. I chose green because it'll be easier to camo paint if I decide to "decorate" it. I've also got a "belt loop" made of some thin cordage and a "pouch" on the front for a Doan Magnesium Firestarting Tool.

It's sure not pretty but it gets the job done until I can get down to see Dan and Spen for a more elegant solution.

I just looked at the picture and it appears that I've made a right-handed sheath. Nuts!

Well, it doesn't look like there will be any sheath makers put out of business now that I'm in the sheath making business...

Thanks for reading,


B

5 Comments:

At 5:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Truly world class...

 
At 5:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Truly World Class...

 
At 8:40 AM, Anonymous ~Storm~ said...

A World Class Knife Deserves a World Class Sheath Brian!

 
At 9:00 AM, Blogger American Bushman said...

Indeed it does...

Thank you.

:)

B

 
At 6:48 PM, Blogger Stephen Renico said...

Soldiers make these all of the time out of "100mph tape" and MRE cardboard.

 

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