WHAT IS A CUSTOM-MADE KNIFE SHEATH?
Craftsman Bruce Good creates one sheath at a time, fitting the Kydex to your specific knife. This ensures that
your knife locks securely into position, yet can be removed from the sheath safely.
I JUST TELL YOU THE MAKE AND MODEL OF MY KNIFE AND HAVE YOU SEND ME A SHEATH?
No. We must have your knife to mold the sheath to it.
YOU SEND ME A SHEATH AND A DROP LEG STRAP FOR MY TRAIL MASTER THAT'S JUST
LIKE THE ONE ON ICYCHAP'S YOUTUBE VIDEO? Yes. We have a Cold Steel Trail Master SK-5 as well as a San
Mai here at the shop. We will be happy to make a sheath (or sheath and rig) without you sending your knife. Cost for Trail
Master sheath in BLACK Kydex = $70 + $45 for the drop leg rig, totalling $113. Shipping to you with tracking & signature
confirmation is $13.50. Total = $128.50. Five other Kydex colors are available.
WHAT SHEATH COLORS AND PATTERNS ARE AVAILABLE?HOW DO I CARE FOR MY KYDEX SHEATH?
carry BLACK and COYOTE BROWN, DESERT DIGITAL CAMO, O.D. and our new DESERT BOOTY CAMO along with our
popular GREEN BOOTY CAMO which from a distance looks like traditional green camo. We carry strapping in matching colors
for drop leg strap rigs. We CAN sheath your small blades (up to 2") in .08 OD Kydex.
and grit inside the sheath can scratch or mar the finish of your knife. It is important in dusty environments to keep your
sheath as grit free as possible. Rinsing with hot, soapy water or wiping out the inside of your sheath with a clean rag occasionally
is a good idea. You may request a drain hole at the bottom of your sheath at
no extra cost.
Do not store your sheath where excessive heat could damage it, such as in the glove compartment of a vehicle
on a hot summer day.
DO YOU MAKE SHEATHS FOR FLASHLIGHTS
OR BATONS? No on flashlights ... Yes for batons.
YOU TAKE INTERNATIONAL ORDERS? Yes. The
challenge: in almost all cases, we must have your knife in order to sheath it. Each country has its own regulations, restrictions
and in some cases prohibitions for sending "weapons" by mail or other shipping services. We follow all international
rules and laws. Sometimes we cannot accommodate foreign customers.
a note from a client in Finland. He could not receive a shipment of a knife in Helsinki; but we use our Gerber Profile to
make a sheath for him. "Gina, got
the sheath yesterday. I'm extremely pleased with the outcome -- and doing business with you! Bruce's artwork really lifts
my knife to a new level "" -- Jussi M. June 11, 2011
do some sheaths have eyelets on one side while others have eyelets all around?
See samples below of two sheaths configured for Inside the WaistBand carry (IWB). At left is a 2-piece sheath.
On the right is a foldover sheath.
Why do some sheaths have eyelets on just
Red Hill Sheath clients have the option to request a foldover sheath (with
eyelets mainly on one side) because they like that style or a 2-piece (with eyelets all around)
because they want the flexibility of having additional eyelets to use ParaCord to lash larger knives to their leg or pack.
When making NECK KNIVES Bruce
prefers to make 2-piece sheaths so the sheath is the same weight on the right and left side and hangs vertically
instead of to one side.
WHAT IS BOOTY CAMO?
We offer 2 Booty patterns: Green and Desert. The Desert Booty has more girls per inch ... so smaller sheaths
can get a whole booty body rather than just booty body parts.
YES, we have a few shop knives ... if you want sheaths for these models, you don't have to send your knife in:
Boker Cop Tool, Cold Steel black 13" Kukri, Cold Steel Trailmaster San Mai, Cold Steel Trailmaster SK-5,
Gerber Profile 22-71795 drop point, Gerber Mark II, KA-BAR 1480 neck knife, KA-BAR USMC Fighting Knife,
Lagana Tomahawk, SOG Tac Tomahawk, M48 United Cutlery Hawk, Leatherman WAVE (original model), SOG Jungle Primative,
TOPS Smoke Jumper, TOPS Steel Eagle 107D.
WHAT IS KYDEX?
is a polymer/thermoplastic material manufactured in the U.S.A. and is a proven material that has been
used to make firearms holsters for many years. Kydex is impervious to most chemicals, solvents and oils and is waterproof
with a permanent memory -- meaning your sheath will retain its molded shape indefinitely. Your sheath will not shrink and will
withstand the harshest environments.
WILL KYDEX SCRATCH OR MAR
THE FINISH OF MY KNIFE? In our experience, the answer is "No!". We have never scratched a blade. However, we have seen knives scratched by Kydex when the material
was used by a less experienced sheathmaker. Bruce was taught to use Kydex by an internationally-known, serious and meticulous
knifemaker who told Bruce he couldn't call himself a sheathmaker until he had at least 100 sheaths under his belt. Bruce
has long since passed that mark without any problems with Kydex scratching a blade.
NOTE: Kydex can rub blueing off the "high points"
of your knife blade -- just the way a Kydex holster rubs blueing off a firearm. Flat blades are not affected.
CAN YOU MAKE A SHEATH FOR MY FOLDING KNIFE? Yes ... Bruce will sheath LARGER folding knives because they have enough heft to have something
to hold on to. A small,slender folding knife is hard to get out of the sheath as there is not enough of it to easily grab
to pull out of the sheath. Some clients request their folders to be sheathed as fixed blades and we do those all the time.
DIDN'T SEE YOUR QUESTION ANSWERED HERE? ... Just email and ask us your