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Old 01-14-2019, 09:12 AM   #1
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I have a leather sheath that is a little big for the knife, what's the most effective way to get the sheath to shrink to fit the knife? TIA !!!!
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Old 01-14-2019, 09:20 AM   #2
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You may not be able to get a good fit if it wasn’t made for the knife. You can wrap the knife in plastic wrap and soak the sheath first then put knife in and press the sheath to it. Use a hair dryer to dry it out. If you have oil after it dries out, put a light coat on
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Old 01-14-2019, 09:22 AM   #3
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No way I know to shrink a sheath that I know of (but I could be wrong). I usually make them slightly tight and form fit to the knife by wetting the leather for a slight stretch form fit. You can try wetting it and allowing to dry without the knife, it may shrink, but it will probably stretch back to original size. Just my 2 cents.
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Old 01-14-2019, 10:26 AM   #4
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The sheath is made for the knife..
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Old 01-14-2019, 10:27 AM   #5
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Oil the inside and outside? Or just the outside?
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Old 01-14-2019, 11:24 AM   #6
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like said above, wrap the knife with plastic, wet the sheath, put knife in and use your fingers or something smooth to form the leather around the knife, take the knife out and dry the sheath, then oil the outside...should be good to go!
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Oil the inside and outside? Or just the outside?
Just a touch on the outside - it will help keep it from cracking. You are welcome to text me a pic for further advice as well. pm for number - hope this helps
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Old 01-14-2019, 01:05 PM   #8
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Besides what was said about soaking, don't oil the inside. You can rub 100% bees wax in the inside of the sheath as far as you can. This will add a lot of friction and hold the knife.
You might be able to add another row of stitching to tighten it up.
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Old 01-14-2019, 01:31 PM   #9
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I appreciate everyone's input
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Old 01-14-2019, 07:16 PM   #10
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You could possibly line the knife area with leather, cut to fit and just insert into sheath it will take up that sloppy fit. I have made inserts out of ice cream bucket plastic, also shields the blade.


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Old 01-14-2019, 07:24 PM   #11
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Wet your sheath,not to much. Put oil on blade and put in sheath. Vacuum seal knife and sheath. Leave in about 30 mins. Put sheath in oven at lowest setting for 10 mins. Lightly oil sheath with neats foot oil.
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Old 01-15-2019, 02:49 PM   #12
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NO oven, it will distort and shrink more than you want.
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Old 01-15-2019, 08:10 PM   #13
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NO oven, it will distort and shrink more than you want.
No it wonít. Iíve done it a bunch of times. Except I have a small toaster oven I use.
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Old 01-15-2019, 09:11 PM   #14
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You may not be able to get a good fit if it wasnít made for the knife. You can wrap the knife in plastic wrap and soak the sheath first then put knife in and press the sheath to it. Use a hair dryer to dry it out. If you have oil after it dries out, put a light coat on
Get this guy to build you a sheath.
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Old 01-16-2019, 12:12 AM   #15
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Get this guy to build you a sheath.
What he said!!
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