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    Default Kydex sheath system and free knife

    This is an idea i had originally worked up for another forum (BCUK).
    I wanted to create as versatile a sheath system as possible for the frosts range of knives.
    I do make these for other knives now, especially Fallkniven's but i think they really compliment the lightweight Mora's.

    I start with the sheath body, riveted together so that it can be used on it's own as a pocket / pack sheath, on a cord as a neck sheath or attached to something with screws, (like a tackle box, seat in a canoe / boat etc. etc.).







    There's a vertical carry belt loop that will accommodate up to a 40mm wide belt, a firesteel holder can be added if required


    A strap loop that can be used to attach the sheath to a 25mm pack strap for vertical or inverted carry







    This is a very discrete carry position, your arm covers the knife and it slides easily up the strap making it very safe to draw or sheath the knife





    The 25mm strap loop will also accept a MALICE clip making the sheath compatible with MOLLE webbing (MALICE clip not included)







    The sheath is also compatible with a small Tek Lok (Tek Lok not included)



    A belt loop is included that offers the same horizontal carry as a Tek Lok and fits up to a 40mm wide belt





    I normally sell the sheath systems on their own for 40 but im offering the sheath system AND a knife for 40 inc. UK Recorded Delivery.





    I have 6 of these available.
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    As for the knife , the Miki is a recent edition to the Mora range, it has a carbon steel blade similar to the well known clipper and newer allround models.







    The handle is quite different, fuller than most of the other Mora's with solid side panels and softer top and bottom panels making it very comfortable and offering plenty of grip

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    Comparison shot with a few other plastic fantastics


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    Your Sheath system looks like an excellent solution for attaching the knife to the strap of a PFD. A difficult one, like a Delta Ranger.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Deeky View Post
    Your Sheath system looks like an excellent solution for attaching the knife to the strap of a PFD.


    I was asked about that before but i don't know enough about them, is there a standard attachment point ?
    The one i looked at before had a square plastc attachment.

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    Ive only got experience of 3 PFD's. So I dont know a great deal more than you do RB

    The one I got is a popular one. The Delta Ranger.
    People seem to have a hard time attaching a knife to these, but your kydex attachment looks like it could work somewhere?





    The Word Ranger is stitched into the back in big white letters

    My brother [non canoeist] reckons thats the only reason I got it. Because Im now too old to wear a jerkin, a plastic gun belt and a badge which says sheriff on it......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deeky View Post

    My brother [non canoeist] reckons thats the only reason I got it. Because Im now too old to wear a jerkin, a plastic gun belt and a badge which says sheriff on it......


    If the straps are 25mm or 40mm these should work ok.
    The one i saw before had a square plastic attachment point on it - not sure what model it was.

    Maybe the serrated clipper (middle knife) would be a better rescue knife ?

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    I have one of Rapidboy's Clipper Carry Systems and I can heartily recommend it for the excellent design, materials and construction qualities.

    Accessibility and retention are second to none, and its a joy to own and use.

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    I've got one of Rapidboys F1 kydex systems, not got all the bells and whistles like these guys have but it's fantastic quality. That Miki looks cracking wee bushcraft knife too, not seen that before, if I didn't already have a Mora and a Clipper I'd be in there.

    Nice work sir!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deeky View Post
    My brother [non canoeist] reckons thats the only reason I got it. Because Im now too old to wear a jerkin, a plastic gun belt and a badge which says sheriff on it......
    Ah, one is never too old to wear a jerkin, a gun belt and sheriff's badge.



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    Quote Originally Posted by monkey_pork View Post
    Ah, one is never too old to wear a jerkin, a gun belt and sheriff's badge.



    ROFL. Aye.

    And anyone who denies it, has never been through a poor patch in their marriage.



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    Hi Lawrence.

    It was me who asked you before on BB.

    the Ba was a Palm Kaikoura.

    The square type clip is very common on the more exepnsive Ba's as it is alegedly multi use!

    I however have always found it to be not very effective!

    I do like your system though! a cost effective way of getting a tough little knife and carry system at a good price!

    I am currently in the process of getting rid of a lot of my kit, so won't be buying one but would snap one up if I had a reason for it!

    I can vouch for Lawrences work though. I have a hand made leather fold over pouch for my Fallkniven F1 which he made for me and it is just great!

    Matches my new Desert Ironwood handled F1 from Rob Eves very nicely!

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    Hi There,

    I have a similar setup which I got from Rapidboy a wee while ago that I use with my Delta Ranger.
    The pics below show (not very well) where I placed mine.





    It fits well on the adjustment strap, you just re-thread it.

    As for quality, well all I can say is top notch.
    Finally the excellent Mora (in my case) has a worthy sheath.
    In fact wouldn't mind one for my F1
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    What price can you do your system with the fire starter and holder complete??.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Juno2 View Post
    Hi Lawrence.

    It was me who asked you before on BB.

    the Ba was a Palm Kaikoura.

    The square type clip is very common on the more exepnsive Ba's as it is alegedly multi use!

    I however have always found it to be not very effective!

    Hi Alan, thanks for that, i will have a wee look at the Palm Kaikoura now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris-B View Post




    Thanks for the pics Chris, is the strap on the PFD just the same as the webbing on a rucksack?, i take it that's the 25mm strap loop your using there ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dabs View Post
    What price can you do your system with the fire starter and holder complete??.

    The system comes with everything shown here


    A firestarter would be 10 - i just buy them from Woodlore and that's what they cost delivered.
    I did pick up some cheaper firesteels from ebay a few years ago but they didn't spark as well.

    You must be over 18 to buy these knives
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    No problem Lawrence, and yes I'm using the 25mm attachment.

    I can take a close up pic if you'd like.


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    Oh no need Chris, just wanted to know what size the strap was - thanks

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    3 SOLD, 3 still available

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    Are yoy going to have anymore for sale?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cal View Post
    Are yoy going to have anymore for sale?
    I make kydex sheaths for other knives but i don't have any more of the free knives.
    I got a great deal on the Miki's when they introduced them but i can't get any more at that price.
    If you want a sheath for any of the other frosts knives or any knife for that matter just drop me a PM

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    if you do get anymore with free knife can you drop me a pm as i shall buy
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    Versatile setup, lots of attachment variations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottydog View Post
    if you do get anymore with free knife can you drop me a pm as i shall buy
    Get yourself the Clipper System, you'll love it!

    Camelot Outdoor Supplies sell the Mora Clipper (Carbon or Stainless Steel) for 8:50, delivered.

    I reckon the Clipper System, Clipper, and a Light My Fire 'Army' Firesteel retained with a 'Black Crater' Cord Lock Light is the bee's knee's!


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    I have one of Rapid Boys Miki Knives/Kydex System.

    Great bit of kit. The knife stays put, even when being worked in a nasty hole.

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    Hi,

    I wouldnt mind one of these sheath systems - although it will spend most of its life on a neck lanyard or a belt loop. If I bought the knife indicated how much would the sheath system be??

    Thanks

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    Hi,
    Do you have any more of these left?
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    Hi Bud,
    Reallt fancy one of these Blades,i have a few different types i use for various chores,but this little fellow looks a nice all rounder,any suitable links where i can purchase,
    Cheers Bud,
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    I had a few enquiries about these after the first lot had all sold but i couldn't get any more of the knives at the time.
    I managed to get another 6 of the knives recently and I have just finished the sheath systems to go with them, same price as above - 40 inc. UK Recorded Delivery.

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    Hi,
    I'll gladly take one. I live in the Belfast area so it may save you the hassle of posting.
    Thanks
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    I've got one of these from Rapidboy. Highly recommended. Get one while you can.

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    Hi

    If you have 1 left could i reserve i missed out last time

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    Do you have any knife/sheath combo's available for sale at present ?? If not how can i commission one from you ??

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    Hi,

    as above - if you have any left, or more realistically are going to be doing any more, then please add me to the list.

    Looks perfect and would love one.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by hsevans View Post
    Hi,

    as above - if you have any left, or more realistically are going to be doing any more, then please add me to the list.

    Looks perfect and would love one.

    Thanks

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    hi there!

    just wanna ask if its still possible to get one of this sheet systems?
    if yes what would it cost to send it to austria.

    sorry about my bad english!

    and thanks in advance.

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