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Cold Steel Shovel Sheath

Discussion in 'Do-It-Yourself & Gear Modifications' started by elkhills, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. elkhills

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    With a new found love for my Cold Steel Shovel decided to give her a proper home yesterday. This is only my second leathercraft project and I made some mistakes, but I think it should do the job :)
    Used screw links instead of rivets this time, and I think I like them better. They seem more adjustable in thickness, plus you can remove them if you need to. You can't see it but I made the welt in 2 pieces with about a 1/4" gap for drainage below the grommet, also for drainage.
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    Two snaps on the front, double protection against coming loose, but mostly I just thought it looked cool that way 8)
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    Semi-permanent screw link at the top of the straps, with snaps at the bottom. Straps are 7/8" wide and spaced so they will attach to a PALS type webbing grid.
    2 grommets on the back also for ventilation, but mainly to hide where I punched a hole in the wrong spot.
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  2. keith1234
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    That seems like nice work for your second leather project. It looks like you thought this out before making it. I like the idea of the double snaps on the front.
     
  3. P35

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    very cool, good looking cover
     
  4. shokthx

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    Very nice sheath. The Cold Steel shovel makes a lot of other small shovels seem like toys for children. It's one of those things that has been on my list for ages.
     
  5. Exploriment

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    Nicely done!
     
  6. BriteLumens

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    Thanks for sharing