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Steve I more talk about colors, but maybe about thickness!
Here is link to ebay search
The thickness mostly is 0.060 and 0.080 I'm not clever in kydex thickness so if somebody can open my eyes than that would be great!
Interesting Ivars and I understand that input cap. Well black Kydex is still available. I read your post and when you say different Kydex I assume you are talking about thickness?
You know guys for me ofcourse leather is the thing i do all the time for many different knives, but sometimes i need a mix of kydex and leather, becaus leather only cant guarantee 100% safety. So i need to make input cap into the sheah to carry knife safely on neck., because leather can be evn 15OZ and sharp tip kiridashi will go throe like needle throe paper! So i need to do kydex! By the way!Mabe someone have small kydex press? Maybe someone have run out of small sizes and have got large press, but small one collects the dust? Maybe someone can sell or make a small kydex press fr me? Sizes could be 12 x 6" or 7 x 5".
About the kydex: i know that many guys are buying sheets of kydex at knife making suply stores lik knifekits. they have different variaty of kydex. So there is possible to chose. I was buying kydex on ebay, but the shipping was extra huge and i messed it up in my own made press.First exprience - negative!
I talked to my friends at Jantz Supply today and they said they are still carrying Kydex but only in black and in two thicknesses. They no longer off any color choice. A check of YouTube and most of the "Kydex Videos" are from several years ago.
All Kydex I have looked at shows many colors but bigger quantities than I want/need. In fact I need a small sheet like a page size 8x10 or something. even then will use only a small piece. Plus I don't want black, want yellow. Orange might do the trick but yellow is a first option.
IvarsDay, I hope interest will be revived. Kydex is still new in the eyes of many. Some even think it's a travesty to use it. But, thousands of kydex users can't all be wrong. Any list of faults that leather has, is the same as the reasons that kydex is good. No stitches to come unraveled, no deterioration from moisture, low or no maintenance, great fit, no snap needed, multiple carry position, safety from cutting oneself in a fall, modifiable, and drainage of water from inside the sheath are some reasons to like it. Of course, comparing the beauty of leather to kydex will always result in leather being the winner. Unless you enjoy the colors available in kydex and other composites. Leather is traditionally not used for military or the toughest of conditions. I own knives that I have both leather and kydex sheaths for. My choice depends on what I'm going to do at the time. I would like to see more embossing and adding of decoration (for lack of a better word) to kydex sheaths. I don't think I will go the "bling" route, but it wouldn't hurt for a person to dress up a sheath in a way that reflects their taste. I'm saying that they don't have to be dull and without character. Be artistic.
Hi guy's I wanting to ask you is it possible to make very small sheath for Izula, Becker Eskabar and Becker Necker, maybe possible to make a sheath without cutoff's, but like a leather wet molded around blade and sides finished on the back of blade? Like on finnish knives traditional leather sheath but out of kydex? And how much can it cost? I'm a leather guy so I don't know what is possible to make on kydex, I know what is possible to make with leather. If somebody can help, please contact with me!
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