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PVC Mora Sheath


Made this sheath from some PVC found on a hike. I cut the PVC a bit longer than was need, then sawed out a section to form into a belt loop. Heated over a gas BBQ - used foil to protect the grill and the PVC from each other. Flattened/shaped with some stone tiles that we had lying around - you could use some scrap wood, too. The belt loop is a little too short for use with a belt, but works well for a neck knife. Wrapped it in camouflage Gorilla tape for decorative purposes - I like it. The only tools used were my Leatherman and a hacksaw--the hacksaw's work could have all been done by the Leathman saw in a pinch.



I'm happy with how it turned out--good first try. The sheath holds the knife (the excellent Mora Bushcraft) securely--does well in the upside down shake test. The PVC was very easy to work with and forgiving of mistakes--if you screw something up, just heat again!

If you're interested, the knife and camo gorilla tape are available on Amazon. This YouTube video has great instructions for making a similar style of sheath.

I haven't been able to find thin-walled PVC in larger diameters for machete sheath making - the PVC that the hardware places near me carry is all thick Schedule 40 stuff, which is overkill for a sheath. Keeping an eye out and open to any recommendations for finding 3" thin walled stuff.

7 comments :

  1. Very nice job sir - thanks for the picture and posting of this project.

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  2. Very nice. I've been wanting to try a couple pvc sheaths. As to the 3" thin wall, look for sewer and drain. It comes in 3 and 4".

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  3. Electrical pvc is sched 80 and comes as large as 3" for sure.

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  4. Nice little sheath Alex!

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  5. Very, Very Nice Brother Wolf.
    You picked up a piece of trash and made something very useful and unique. Another option for a belt loop could be canvas or leather scrap put on with "Chicago" screws. As CoolChaange said, septic pipe is thin walled,Sched 10 I believe, doesn't have to hold pressure so not as thick. An inquiry to any local plumber may get you scraps from the back of his truck....

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  6. UGLY ROOSTER

    Glad you put your hand to the skill. Good for you, sir.

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