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Old 01-18-2007, 08:38 PM
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Randall Combat Companion, "Bushcraft" style

I've posted a couple of my "Stanaback" style sheaths here before. For this 5" Randall Combat Companion the sheath body was just a bit too small for the EZELap to go on the front of the sheath, so I made up a rod holder that's an integral part of the welt. I've seen bushcraft sheath with fire-starters mounted this way, and all of them created a noticeable bulk on the welt. This method blends the holder right into the body of the sheath.

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Old 01-18-2007, 09:05 PM
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Very neatly done, Mike. Thanks for sharing. - Jim
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Old 01-18-2007, 09:34 PM
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nice sheath,Mike.I see a little thought went into that one!


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Old 01-18-2007, 09:52 PM
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All I see is Red X's for the pics.

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Old 01-18-2007, 11:16 PM
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Thanks guys I enjoy projects like this that a) take a little design planning, and b) work out the way I hoped ! In this case, the rod holder bent slightly when I stitched it (to conform to the shape of the sheath). The slight curve made it impossible to get the EZELap in I dampened it slightly and ran a steel rod through it, let it dry, and Presto, the fit was perfect.

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Old 01-19-2007, 09:30 AM
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Very nicely done, Mike! You could save a little time and effort by doing all your stitching when you sew in the welt. Contact cement would be adequate to hold the attachment together. ---Sandy---


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Old 01-19-2007, 02:56 PM
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I thought of that Sandy, but knowing how leather likes to stretch, and knowing that the friction fit is the only thing holding the rod in place, I decided for overkill. With the extra stitching line in place there's less to stretch.
On the sheaths which have the rod mounted on the front, the knife handle acts as a stop for the rod (in fact the knife has to be drawn in order to pull the rod).

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Hi Mike,
I was on your photo site and saw your Yacht Club patch.

I belong to the same club; '68 CVAN-65, VA-113. Getting to be a long time back.

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Old 01-19-2007, 10:37 PM
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Dave --- Hiya Shipmate I've been on the "E" !! My first was Oriskany (CVA 34); also cruises on Providence, Blue Ridge, and a dozen others for short times between '69 and '75. Even Michigan (DASO shot) for a day in '83 !
Yep, some good times 25 years total, went by too fast.

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On the Blue Ridge, I was on the Mt. Whitney attached to COMSECONDFLT. There sure are a lot of ex-Navy on here. (thats a good thing)


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