How long does it Take to get my order?
Depends on the sheath and options you want. Typically turn around time is about TWO weeks from the time you place your order. Many times it's very fast (one week), depends on how busy I am with workload. I build each custom rig one at a time giving each sheath my best personal attention to detail. Please keep in mind, my workload fluctuates everyday and I do my best to have your order out within the 2 week mark.
What are the sheaths made out of?
I use Kydex. Kydex is an Ultra Impact resistant Alloy Polymer. It is used in Marine and Aircraft Manufacturing due to the High strength and fire-resistant properties compared to other Materials. It's TOUGH! I make all of the sheaths with .093 thick kydex
What Hardware do you use and the combination of the Hardware used in the assembly?
I use ALL USA made hardware for the Assembly. The Chicago Screws are Slotted "Through" Posts with Phillips Truss Head screws and Silencers. They are made of Machined High Grade Steel and Black Oxide Coated for corrosion Resistance, Not Painted or Powder Coated! The Hardware I use DO NOT STRIP OUT like low grade Hardware!
What Eyelets do you use?
The Eyelets are High Grade Alloy Made right here in the USA. The Cheaper version are Brittle, thin and have a tendency to split and crack! I GUARANTEE NO SPLIT EYELETS! The sheath is ONLY AS STRONG AS ITS WEAKEST EYELET! The eyelets are also longer Barrel, for a thicker and wider flange. MOST Makers ONLY use standard length Eyelets which creates a thin flange just slightly wider than the hole itself. I like for the flange to be thicker and wider so it can look more like the finished "front" side of the sheath. By using this technique, ambidextrous use by left hand users, can enjoy the finished look of a wider flange. Using low quality eyelets will crack and split before fully setting the eyelet.
I do Not see a Knife on your Inventory list. Can I send My knife to you for a Custom Sheath?
Absolutely! Just Contact Me and we can discuss your needs. Turn around time, once I receive the knife, is usually about two weeks once I have the knife in hand, but depending on the season and workload this could increase. I am always adding new knives, please check often.
What type of shipping do you offer?
I offer FREE 1st class shipping if I am shipping you a sheath from a Knife I already have in my inventory. I also offer priority, express and international shipping. NOTE: If you ship your knife to me for a custom sheath, there is a Shipping charge, since the weight of the package will be much higher due to the knife, the knife itself being shipped and insurance for protection of your item.
Do you offer discounts?
YES, If you are a retailer we can work out a bulk purchase deal. Or if your a customer needing to outfit many knives we can work a deal on a bulk sheath purchase. And if you are Active Duty Military and Active Duty Police I offer 10% discount. Police and Active Military will need to provide Valid Credentials Prior to ordering. Contact me for Details.
Do you offer satisfaction Guarantee and returns?
Yes, I accept returns if Kydex is just not your thing. MUST be in Unused still Brand New condition when I receive the item. I will Only accept returns On kydex sheaths that are from MY list of Production Factory Made Knifes Inventory that I carry. I DO NOT accept returns On Kydex sheaths using your Knife. I do not accept returns on used sheaths, I will do a thorough inspection once I have the sheath. ALL my work is Guaranteed for life on workmanship. I do not guarantee normal wear and tear and abused sheaths. I have been doing this for many years and never had a return on a "broken" sheath or on a craftsmanship issue. I Test and visually inspect EVERY SHEATH Prior to shipping. My sheath designs are thought out when designed and built to last forever! Returns WILL NOT be accepted after 2 weeks of confirmed delivery to your shipping address. Return Labels are Not provided. Since these are custom made by hand there is a 10% restocking fee. There are NO returns or refunds on Full Custom builds using the Customers knife and NO returns or refunds on complete design Change requested by the customer using my list of knives. Every sheath is Test fitted before leaving the shop and WILL fit the make and model I describe in the listing. If there are any fitment issues, please Check your model to see if it is exactly what I have. If it doesn't fit, it's NOT the SAME KNIFE I MADE THE SHEATH WITH. for example, Please do not assume all Fairbairn Sykes are all the same. There are many makers and profiles of the fairbairn sykes. The same goes for Gerber MARK II knives
Are your Sheaths used by professionals such as Military and 1st Responder?
YES, In fact a very large number of my customers are Military, Police, and other 1st responders. Also, bushcrafters, Survivalists, Survival Instructors Professional Divers, recreational Divers and even the weekend warrior that rely on my custom gear to get the job done! I am proud to say that my sheaths have been deployed around the world on many adventures and also on the frontlines during times of conflict.
HOW DOES KYDEX SHEATHS WORK?
Kydex sheath typically are Not designed with Snaps, Buttons, velcro straps or Straps with Buckles. Kydex Sheaths use Retention created from the molding process as the main function to lock the knife in. Retention has excellent benefits such as Quick Deployment during emergency situation. Just grab and yank! Or if you have only one hand available. Few parts to wear out. Depending on the design of the sheath there maybe a Thumb Ramp that aids in the release of the knife. Another benefit is the "Modular design" allowing the user the ability to remove or add attachments and changing the carry style. You can go from high belt carry to Scout carry to Dangler or inverted shoulder strap carry, ect... Occasionally I will change up the same sheath with different attachments depending on a EDC carry, short hike in the local woods or if I need a fully outfitted rig for multi-week adventure off grid deep in a tropical jungle or high desert country. The Kydex sheaths I create are designed to function under water and on land. Kydex will NOT absorb water like leather and Nylon and rust your favorite blade by keeping it wet for long period of time. Kydex will NOT Dry, shrink and crack like Leather. Kydex will NOT Rot or unravel at the seams like leather or Nylon from wet humid environments. Don't get me wrong, Leather can be made into a beautiful sheath, but remember advanced materials such as kydex did not exist hundreds of years ago, since Leather, wood, iron, low grade steels, cotton, hemp are examples of the limited choices back then.
HOW DO YOU MAKE YOUR SHEATHS?
I use the right amount of heat and a press to squeeze the knife and the warmed kydex to create detailed Impressions that will function as retention points and to create that beautiful outline of the blade and handle. I will use the exact knife you use to create the perfect fit and to create the impressions needed for the retention. I then use a pattern jig that I created after many test builds. The patterns I use will line up the eyelet position in the exact spot every time, producing the exact retention, build after build. And finally the finishing touch. I cut, grind and polish till the sheath is finished. I will test fit every sheath just to be sure the knife will deploy and lock up when put back every time. I build every sheath ONE AT A TIME. And every eyelet flange will be visually inspected to insure a perfect press with NO Split eyelets.
CAN I SEND MY KNIFE TO YOU?
Yes I can make a Sheath using your Knife. Please contact me through this website and we can talk about your needs. A description of what I will need from you is whats listed below , but not limited to. Depending on needs will vary.
Things I will need from you:
is a detailed description of what you are wanting, Taco or Pancake style, Color, Attachments such as belt or accessories, carry style or styles if you plan to carry in different ways, right or left hand draw, what side you will carry your rig. These are the minimum things I will need. Write out every detail because I don't know what you visualizing. Even a rough sketch with some measurements could help me visualize your design, Unless your wanting a standard design I will need as much info you can provide. Write everything down on paper. Also include your contact information, phone number, shipping address, email address to send invoice on that same piece of paper. Package your knife carefully to be sure that the blade does NOT cut through the box. Lead time is roughly 2 weeks unless I can specify a different time frame. This will depend on the amount of work I have lined up already. I will return the finished sheath with your knife well packaged using Priority, Insured and signature delivery.