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#51376 - 09/02/18 02:40 AM Re: Okay, what's your favorite RAT [Re: Trumby]
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Ian, I’m pretty sure you’ve got it right with HOGFSH.

I’ve seen a few of Dwayne’s sheaths that were lined with Kydex.
I’ve made 2 so far, just little ones for the Little Smokey’s, one is in hands of Andy.
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#51379 - 09/03/18 02:30 AM Re: Okay, what's your favorite RAT [Re: elof_alv]
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Yes, I thought it was kydex lined.
I have only one but when inserting or withdrawing the knife, it is so smooth.

Back in 2002 (I think) there was a discussion on it, a young bloke (Andrew ???) and Carl were experimenting by making one.
I'm sure Carl went on to make a few for himself, the purpose was to create the ultimate indestructible leather sheath.
I went on later to get Dwayne to make me one for the big Steelheart.
Very nearly went ahead and had a couple more made with pinlocks as well. One for the NO and another for the Jack tak??? grin
Again failed memory.

Most of my thinking in those days was attaching one to my saddle and having a new rifle scabbard made to fit my Winchester Trapper 30-30.
Then my right knee started to blow up and made me rethink everything differently. laugh
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#51386 - 09/03/18 07:30 AM Re: Okay, what's your favorite RAT [Re: Trumby]
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Speaking of pin locks,I'm surprised that they are not far more popular.
They lock the knife in the sheath, simple to pop open with the thumb and flick out of the way so you don't slice off the keeper.
Also easy to snap back into place in the dark.



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#51391 - 09/03/18 11:01 PM Re: Okay, what's your favorite RAT [Re: Trumby]
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I almost always go with kydex because I hate putting cuts in the doggone retention straps. If I were to go with leather I'd be requesting pin locks for sure. Either that or some of Chad Pirtle's cyborg sheaths that are a combination of the two. I've been talking to him about sheathing an FMV8 in one if he can get his books cleared but the wait is killing me on that one!!!

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#51392 - 09/03/18 11:02 PM Re: Okay, what's your favorite RAT [Re: Andy the Aussie]
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Originally Posted By: Andy the Aussie
This one is all YOUR fault Hard Knocks...



Those little buggers are workhorses!



Edited by Hard Knocks (09/03/18 11:06 PM)

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#51395 - 09/04/18 04:52 AM Re: Okay, what's your favorite RAT [Re: Trumby]
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Is that a mini Vex??
I think I might have one here.
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#51396 - 09/04/18 06:32 AM Re: Okay, what's your favorite RAT [Re: Trumby]
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Originally Posted By: Trumby
Is that a mini Vex??
I think I might have one here.


You do have a Mini Vex there! wink It even has a sheath, a nice leather one laugh

But the fellas are taunting us with a drop point variant of Trail Rat... and thanks to the untimely closure of Custom Shop the 2 of them might be the only owners of that knife there are!
By the time I got my hands on Andy’s and started lusting after one it was too late! frown
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#51400 - 09/04/18 04:29 PM Re: Okay, what's your favorite RAT [Re: elof_alv]
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Originally Posted By: elof_alv
Originally Posted By: Trumby
Is that a mini Vex??
I think I might have one here.


You do have a Mini Vex there! wink It even has a sheath, a nice leather one laugh


Ahh, I'll have a look around for it. grin grin
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#51412 - 09/05/18 03:17 AM Re: Okay, what's your favorite RAT [Re: Trumby]
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Found it... grin
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#51420 - 09/05/18 11:42 PM Re: Okay, what's your favorite RAT [Re: elof_alv]
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Originally Posted By: elof_alv
By the time I got my hands on Andy’s and started lusting after one it was too late! frown


As soon as I got my hands on the first one, I was like 'heck ya.' Man I wish I'd known the shop was closing.

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