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GB SFA Kydex mask .

 Its been awhile since I made up kydex masks for some smaller Gransfors Brucks belt hatchets  but wanted to make up a prototype version for my own small forest axe as well .

This Proto version has x3 points of retention , the first  the kydex mold itself , secondry retention comes in the form of a self tightening screw allowing the user to set the required retention and 3rd in the form of a Mil-spec shock cord loop with ITW Nexus hardware.

 I plan to make a few more versions of these including a full survivor model and will probavbly make a leather version in the same style for those anti -plastic kydex haters out there .

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So to finish off the Plumb Jersey project I put together a real quick mask for it. Larger patterns like Jerseys and Connecticuts don’t fit in my other one size fits all mask, so I needed a big version of it. I have already altered the lace setup but the idea was that I could use the same mask on multiple axes and it needed to be adjustable. I am always looking for the simplest approach and the slip knot works pretty well. The mask is snug anyway, and the slip knot is actually very secure. I’m not going to attach the mask to a pack and expect the axe to stay in place, but I would only trust the absolute most well built sheath for that task anyway. A mask like this is moderately attractive, you could do a nicer job and dress it up, but more importantly, it can be assembled in minutes. Welting is not necessary when using “rapid rivets” like these. Relatively thick, hard leather like this will be so tight around the heads of the rivets when they are properly set that there is no chance of the axe’s edge hitting them. I also glued the edges in slightly past the rivets, just to keep the seam shut and further protect the edge, but even that can be skipped. Rapid rivets are very strong and very simple to set, and inexpensive. Makes for a quick and functional axe mask.

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Desert fox kydex mask with shock cord and cord -lock retention for a Gransfor’s Bruks Wildlife hatchet .

if you require a kydex mask for a GB sfa , wildlife or belt hatchet please email me at the address below .

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Pimped @coldsteelknives trail hawk with fire-steel mod and kydex axe mask kindly sent to me by the good folks @heinniehaynes to pimp up and test .

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Custom Axe mask .

So here’s that carbon fiber pattern Holstex a thermoplastic similar to kydex axe mask that I recently made for a customer .

 There are 3 levels to the sheaths retention, first the close molding of the Holstex , second is the Mil-spec shock cord and cord-lock and 3rd a simple kydex hardware screw & post which allows the user to set the amount of retention / ease of draw .

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