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Make a fillet knife sheath


Scott M

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My dog chewed up my fillet knife sheath. I need something to replace it. Looks don't matter. I was thinking heavy duty cardboard wrapped with duct tape and in the middle maybe some sort of plastic to keep it from cutting through. Other ideas?

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Have you looked at Kydex? A quick search will yield a couple of very good videos.

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Poor man's kydex...milk jugs. That's a great idea to start. Others?

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Scott, I really dig my electric knife. No sheath needed smirk However, on those Boundary Water trips.... Then I'd go with Duct Tape :p

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I lost 2 sheaths to my dogs over the years. I use an old Outdoor News newspaper and wrap it in duct tape.

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Clear plastic tubing is what a lot of carvers use to protect the blades on their knives. I would think newspaper/carbaord would retain moisture if you put it in wet.

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I melted a milk jug down crudely (~260 in an oven) around the blade, then wrapped it with duck tape. It's actually a pretty tight fit. Kudos to rupprider.

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I melted a milk jug down crudely (~260 in an oven) around the blade, then wrapped it with duck tape. It's actually a pretty tight fit. Kudos to rupprider.

Sweet! Glad it worked. I'll have to keep the milk jug in mind. Kydex gets spendy in a hurry.

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What kind of knife? I have a few extra shaths around the garage for Rapala's, Kershaws, Shimano and who knows what else. What size?

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7" blade, Rapala knife. I have an extra sheath for a 4" rapala...last thing I remember was watching that 4" knife slowly sink and twist down a hole in Burntside Lake...That's the weekend I met Mr. Northlander and the garbage bags in his fish house grin

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I recycle plastic flying saucers for things like this.

You can make one out of wood. Pick up some parting stop, you''ll find that with the moldings at Menards. Cut it off at 16" and run it through a table saw with stacked dado blade set at 1/8th".

Of use a utility knife to cut the outline and a chisel to remove the field.

The end will look like this.

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Now cut that in half and glue it together.

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A buddy of mine gave me one molded from a piece of PVC pipe. heat it up and mold it to the shape you want with the knife sheathed inside, it cools, Waalaa. Very strong, protects nicely.

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I melted a milk jug down crudely (~260 in an oven) around the blade, then wrapped it with duck tape. It's actually a pretty tight fit. Kudos to rupprider.

You've been watching Duck Dynasty too much. wink

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