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Discussion in 'Buck Knives' started by David Martin, Oct 2, 2020.
My sheath belt loop wore into. Luckily I didn't lose my knife. DM
There was enough leather left on the tab to get a few stitches in. Now, I'm back carrying my knife. DM
I think you should spend the $10 and get a new sheath.....
still good for couple more years. then replace strap with a new piece of leather sewn on and still will go strong. I like seeing things used until they cant. refreshing change to the throw away society I grew up in.
I'll put a new loop on if you want.
Jbmonk, that's exactly why I do repairs like this. My Grandparents burned the repair thinking into me. Thanks gents I have a new 80's era sheath that I bought at a show.
I may have to bring it out to carry my 110 in next year. I know I'm hard on sheaths. As I work a lot in the grit and grime. A office boy didn't fit in my plans. DM
The reason I said that is because it's ready to tear in the middle also....I also repair things until it's time to replace....
Next time you might lose your knife....
Don't say that but your right. I'll keep checking it. This was just to see if some others get crafty. DM
A little polish and that should buff right out.
No sense to discard a sheath just because it has a wore out belt loop. I would stitch on a new loop and re stitch the rest of it. Slather some leather balm and black polish on it and it’s good as new only with character.
I've replaced the strap before. In these pictures I'm replacing the flat style strap with a loop strap. I've also restitched one when the stitching failed, but don't have pictures of that. Either way the process is the same. Cut the sheath apart. Sew the strap on. resew the sheath.
Here I'm using the old strap to mark the stitching holes in the new strap.
Strap sewed on and starting to restitch the sheath.
I didn't cut the rivets at the top of the sheath, but it would simplify the process, as long as one had some replacement rivets.
Great, Biker. I like it. Good job. This gives me some ideas. Thanks. Mine is a late 70's divot top sheath. So the rivets will remain.. DM
I would put some stitching along the whole loop to reinforce it
David, can you post a pic of the other side of that sheath for those of us that like the look of an old well-worn sheaths?
Here you go. DM
Classic low rider sheath from Buck,I would repair it also,I like my old sheaths and although learher will wear over time,it's also repair friendly when it comes time to fix!
Anything I've carried on my person for years I feel a strange reluctance to replace or throw away. Especially belts and wallets. I have some from the 80's and 90's that are wore out still in my closet.
Great job repairing something instead of just replacing it.
I grew up in this modern throwaway society and I always admired my grandfathers fondness for doing this.
My dad just breaks out the super glue and duct tape to fix the cheap things that fail on him and it never lasts, but buy something worth repairing and do a good job of fixing it when needed and theres no reason to just toss it out.
I just had two sheaths repaired by a local boot maker...Though the leather was still fine, the stitching was completely falling apart. One of them still had the rivets at the top of the stitching but the other one, both rivets were missing. Has anyone sourced these? I'd like to re-install them if possible. I neglected to ask the boot maker when I was there where I might buy some. He did mention that they were missing and said anything he had would be too large. I was going to ask but we got sidetracked in our conversation. I also thought I could just run some black waxed thread through the holes a few times, tie it off and call it done.
Do you have a Tandy leather supply near you? They may have the right size.