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My belt kit - All sheaths made by me.

Discussion in 'DIY and Traditional crafts' started by leo0274, Jan 12, 2020.

  1. leo0274

    leo0274 Member

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    Hey guys, today I finished the sheaths on my belt kit, next I want to make a belt.

    A machete, knife, hatchet and a folding shovel.

    Yes, a machete and a hatchet. The machete is very light, so it's not a big deal carrying both. Machete is good for cutting small stuff for a long period, like opening trails, chopping bushes and thin branches, maybe chop down a medium size tree, but it's terrible for spliting firewood, which is necessary to reach the dry stuff in the middle, since it's raining pretty much everyday now.

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    For the hatchet sheath I used cape bufalo horn for the button and the hide of a south american coati, that I shot on my first time hunting with a shotgun.
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    For the shovel I just copied the original pouch it came with. I haven't taken it to the wood yet. I know I won't be able to dig trentches with it, but for small holes for the bathroom, or for a fire it will work fine, it seems sturdy enough.
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  2. Fadcode

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    Nice bit of work there, the belt itself looks a bit on the thin side,so i can understand you wanting to make a new one, well done.
     
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  3. leo0274

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    The belt belonged to my father, it was his everyday belt for several years. He gave it to me 6 or 7 years ago, when I was in high school and started wearing pants that needed belt, so a few years later I got myself a new belt, and this one became my bushcraft belt
     
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    without doubt a nice belt, it just looks a bit thin to carry all that gear, I would have thought it would cut into you with that weight on, that is assuming you wear everything at once.
     
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  5. Janne

    Janne M.A.B (Mad About Bushcraft)

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    Nice work!
    I specially love the Coati skin detail!

    Can you eat a coati?
     
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  6. leo0274

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    The kit it's not very heavy as is.. but I intend to add a canteen, and that worries me a little... But sure a wider belt will be better, also I'm thinking of making suspenders
     
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    Yes, it's a very good meat.
    I didn't pay much attention to how it was prepared, I was prepared the hide, but it was made in a big cast iron pan, with rice and seasoning, but it was really good
     
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    goodjob

    do i understand correctly that your machete sheath faces backwards (like a sword/sabre) rather than downwards?! if yes: how did you attach the loops to the sheath itself?!
    reason i ask is because over here in central america the locals wear their machetes in centre seam sheaths and facing downwards which i find highly annoying as they always end up dangling between my legs and getting in the way -- your sheath seems to be a solution to that issue...
     

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