I know…really interesting too given the cost for the rifle and compressor package is about $1200. 6 pack of arrows is $67. Overall about the same some would put into a nice bow/bolt shooting setup for hunting that I’ve seen.
Check the legalities surrounding the hunting with them before buying I’d say
Agreed, I need to confirm that first.
Also, if you get 25-30 shots with one compressed air tank I am fine with the pump (1000 pumps to fill it), I only need one shot maybe two in the field. Otherwise my home compressor will work just fine beforehand and only need a hand full of arrows, so I think the cost will be under $800 which is great and it only weighs 8 pounds. It’s take down distance with scope is up to 75 yards. I’m good with all the pro’s and con’s, just need to confirm when it’s legal to hunt with during bow and muzzle loader season. Also an added bonus. When applying for tags in that window there is a greater chance of getting a tag.
Im no plastic smith dung sir. But i believe the kydex must be heated and formed around knife. The pic you posted doesnt look like it will have much retention look forward to seeing finished sheath wicked looking dagger/boot knife. And i like the blaze/safety orange plastic you chose. Half of my wardrobe consist of that color orange shorts, shirts, hats, sweaters.
@HandyDave I confess that I have no idea what I am doing but I am going to give it a try. I picked that boot knife intentionally because of what you observed. It came with a thick leather sheath that has a snap for retention. I want something thinner and less bulky. And waterproof since I mostly use this knife when on my boat.
I don’t know how I’m going to do it yet, but the game plan is to find a way to make that hilt ‘click’ into the sheath like a pistol.
Correct. But as it wears I expect that would be the case. It’s a cheap knife and the blade is a lot harder than the rivets, so I’m not going to worry about it.
The fit is surprisingly tight. The knife will not fall out.
I have been wanting to try making sheaths and holsters out of kydex from some time. So I bought a few sheets and took the plunge. The big players have special ovens and presses, dummy guns and knives. I’m doing this with a coping saw in my kitchen. I watched some UBoob videos but found them tedious.
For a really nice, expensive fixed blade knife I’d go with leather. But tactical gear… it’s more important to me it be functional, light weight, waterproof and able to take a beating. Having some fabrication skills and experience is helpful. Or upholstering. It’s obvious to me that the more time you spend on the pattern the better it will turn out.
The second orange sheath is not much to look at. I’ll get better at that. But functionally, it works great.
If it had a screw driver, a file and a saw … I’d be searching for my own. Yes, I have a leatherman problem.
I actually have a better than crap custom damascus with holster. I love it. But only the leathermans ever get carried. Figured long time back that I need plyers or screwdrivers much more often than I need blades. I suspect this may change when plasma cutters and welders shrink to pocket size.
But this’n is easy nice enough irregardless of my utility needs.