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Old 01-08-2002, 09:01 PM
DC KNIVES
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Leather sizes


I'll throw another one out for discussion.What size leather do you use for your sheaths? I use 7-8 oz for large,5-7 oz for small and medium fixed blades, and 3-5 oz for folders.How about you guys?Dave
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Old 01-08-2002, 11:38 PM
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Gotcha, Dave---I'll bet you were referring to thickness or weights rather than size! And I couldn't agree with you more----- Sandy
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Old 01-09-2002, 06:06 AM
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I use 2-3 oz. leather for my standard (small) sheaths, but since I line each one with goat or pig skin, the net effect is more like 4-5 oz.
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Old 01-10-2002, 04:54 PM
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10-11 for most hunting size knives, with 13-14 for some of the large camp sized blades.
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Old 01-13-2002, 10:37 AM
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I`m with william on this one, I use 10 to 11 on most knives but the large bowies get 13 or better!
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Old 01-13-2002, 01:51 PM
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Ron's sheaths really stand up to abuse. I have one from him and my 6 month old minature Dauschund found it a few days ago. She spent hours chewing on it like it was a rawhide strip. Other than some rounding and damage at the belt loop it looks just fine.

Now that's a real torture test
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Old 01-13-2002, 03:07 PM
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10-12 for most knives. I also find that these measurements vary tremendously between suppliers, 8-9 from one will equal 10-12 from another etc.
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Old 02-03-2002, 10:23 PM
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!..... LOL, wow!...hehe even Dog proof, there`s a test I never thought to put it through!
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Old 02-21-2002, 01:03 AM
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weight& thickness


could anybody tell me off hand what the weight numbers translate to in mm or english for thickness's, thanks, chris
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Old 02-21-2002, 09:14 AM
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Re: weight& thickness


I know there is a hand held instrument that measures the weight of the leather. Does anyone know where I can get one?

Mike
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Old 02-21-2002, 04:48 PM
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Re: weight& thickness


Weight of leather relates to thickness. 1 ounce leather is 1/64 of an inch. 2 ounce is 2/64 and so on. Leather is also measured in irons.


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