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How tough is kydex?

Discussion in 'General EDC Discussion' started by Iragon, Jun 23, 2014.

  1. Iragon

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    I just got my Silent Soldier from the mail man yesterday, ordered it before they ran out of stock completely. It's my first kydex.
    Here's my setup, I clip the biner on my pants at 5 o'clock position then throw the whole thing in RB pocket.
    So I will be sitting on it with my wallet.
    [​IMG]
    But this is the first time I own a kydex sheath, is this action going to damage the sheath? Or I am good to go?

    I am about 190 lbs by the way.
     
  2. Minibear453
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    It's tough. If you were to sit on it, I would not worry about the kydex breaking. It can flex quite a bit before breaking. However, while I'm 90% sure you'd be fine, I'm a little worried that maybe, somehow, the knife and sheath will twist around in your pocket. Then, when you sit on it, maybe, somehow, the knife cuts through the kydex or something. It's pretty unlikely, and maybe won't even happen, depending on your pocket. But I'm sure that sitting on the sheath won't damage it as long as the knife is in there too. If the kydex is unsupported, I'd be a little hesitant.
     
  3. thekapow

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    Dont worry, nothing will happen :) kydex has alot of flex
     
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    Kydex is very tough except for heat.

    I had a kydex sheath warp after a day in the truck with Florida sun. Keep that in mind. Otherwise, it is a very resistant material.
     
  5. Stinger

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    Sounds really uncomfortable and is sure to be slow to get at. Might I suggest fastening the cord to the top of the sheath and then hanging the knife inside your pants at or about the 2:00 o'clock position on your belt.

    Kydex is tough. What will, probably, go first on ya is the area around the grommets.
     
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    Why is the paracord ziptied btw?
     
  7. Iragon

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    I actually don't feel it there, my butt is quite meaty. I have two knives on the RF already lol, [​IMG]

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  8. Iragon

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    because I don't know how to make a real knot, and don't want to lost the whole thing, it's reinforcement for the cords,[​IMG]

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    You need to melt the ends of the cord too.
     
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  10. Iragon

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    I did do it a little bit so the inside wouldn't fall out, but anything more I am afraid will make a mess.

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    Now i get it, i thought you had some secret hack :D
    Just melt the knot a little bit i do that on all my lanyards where i have expensive beads, :) works like a charm
     
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    You won't mess it up just heat if with a flame to melt it to a solid mass. Got to start somewhere. ;)
     
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    I sometimes use super glue on the knots.
     
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    2 questions : :)

    Does the knife in your pocket make marks on the light?

    ...and...

    Why the split ring on the Spyderco but easy to remove clasp on the TEC Glow Fob? I would think the fob should stay and the knife should be easy to remove.

    :)
     
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  15. Iragon

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    Kinda does, but I dont care. :p
    Because I cant dont have the right size rings on hand right now, so just make a compromise right now.
     
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    Been there. Thats the problem with trying to fins the perfect keychain setup. Resources. I bought a TEC Accessories kit from Jon but need one of those pair of split ring pliers. e2dwml was nice enough to loan me a pair once. Cool. I could easily drop $100 on rings and clips and still not have enough to spend to get pair of those pliers:eek: