Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Baldric rig for Valiant potong and Farmer necker

A couple sheathes I made recently. For the potong sheath I tried to mimic the design elements on the original wooden sheath. It has a dual beltloop and a couple holes for attaching a paracord baldric strap.

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I have had this British surplus golok for about 2 years. I knew I wanted to use it as a project blade. I decided to make a copy of my golok potong from Valiant. Just need to send it to a knifemaker friend who will give it a nice convex grind.

Shovel Sheath

Made up something to cover my Cold Steel shovel. I love these things. I had one for six years but left it in Utah when I moved to Colorado. I used some plumbers mesh to thin down the handle a bit, also drilled and counterbored a lanyard hole. I gave it a good Danish oil soak and waxed it as well.

I don't like the fact that CS is putting an edge all the way around these. I liked having the option of adding an edge myself. Although it can chop wood quite well it's a shovel first.

I made this cover to be strapped on a pack. I added a drainage hole and hot waxed it to keep the water off. The retention strap has eyelets and tightens down with some paracord. It's not sewn to the beltloop so it can be replaced or removed. It's made of 10-12 ounce saddle skirting and is saddle stitched with waxed braided nylon cord.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Youtube Channel

Been adding some videos to my Youtube channel. Mostly about survival and bushcraft gear. I might add some simple tutorials for making various items.

There are a lot of videos on kits and the like. I'm not going to flood Youtube with more of the same. I'll try to add videos about items not normally considered or skills that haven't already been covered.

Check it out and subscribe if you wish. Thanks.