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Owl'mups
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I got a Schrade Credit Card Knife recently. Sheath was decent, but I decided to have some fun and make a new one.
And this the result. The Owl’mups, the world’s first embroidered owl neck knife sheath. (Okay, this is actually the second one, because I wasn’t completely happy with the first iteration.)

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I made a small leather scabbard for the knife itself. 
The wings form a small pocket on the back, that I’ll likely keep a ferrocerium rod in.
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I’ve been experimenting with a means of having a breakaway - that isn’t one of those cheap and nasty plastic things. Sew the cord with cotton thread and then whip that. Takes quite a bit more force to break than one of those plastic breakaways - but still breaks long before it can strangle me.

Some during photos.
The original sheath.
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The leather scabbard for inside.
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The four pieces that make up the head.
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The back and head attachment with the leather scabbard attached to it.
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The back, front and wings ready to be attached. This shows a first attempt at the wings. The back portion needed to be widened and the entire surface covered in embroidery made it too stiff to fold around. The feathers also needed to be a little wider. A lot of back and forth and amendments with this.
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#2
Absolutely looks like more Fun than the Factory sheath.

Documented the build through pictures very nicely as well.

Thank you for sharing!
Andre Dumouchel





Having My Name and Living in Texas, it is simply assumed that I will Eat Anything and have Primitive Skills.

(Some Women like a Fella that has Primitive Skills!)

(Some Men Too, and That's Ok!)

Stupidity can be painful, and fun to watch from time to time.
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#3
Holy shit!! That is awesome! Thanks for posting that...

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#4
Yes, What Bill said!
Andre Dumouchel





Having My Name and Living in Texas, it is simply assumed that I will Eat Anything and have Primitive Skills.

(Some Women like a Fella that has Primitive Skills!)

(Some Men Too, and That's Ok!)

Stupidity can be painful, and fun to watch from time to time.
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#5
Agreed  Big Grin
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#6
It looks awesome to me, too.
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#7
That's a classy piece of work!
Message of Insight and Unity 

We go into the wilderness to fulfill our hearts and empty our minds of life's garbage.
The gear we leave behind and the challenges we encounter, 
Are methods we use to cleanse our spirits.
Of Survivalists and Bushcrafters, Primitive Technologists too, we are one.........

It is the wilderness within, we strive for first and always.
Not everyone can have a cabin in the mountains.
The thread that connects us, is fine like silk and strong as steel.
Together, the song of the wilderness is the song we sing!

"And can I say something else?"
Bushcrafting is "doing what you want to do." 
Survival is "doing what you have to do"
Primitive Technology is about all of the above........

By TNRR aka "Survival Sully"
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#8
Very cool!
James Helm - Proud to be a Neo-Tribal Metalsmith scavenging the wreckage of civilization!



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