GEARTESTING Axe Sheath

Andy Z.

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#41
Just a re-suggestion of an idea of long ago. This will allow most sizes and shapes of axes to be carried safely and securely plus you have some area to ad molle for extra pouches. It is a simple and very easy sheath to make...
The point I worried before is whether it can fit those axes which have large head?
 

Sandspoor

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#42
It can fit a pretty big head, remember those really big lumber axes also have heavy and long handles so I do not think any of us will be carrying one of those anytime soon...
As seen with my paper example it easily covers a tomahawk and if the head is bigger you can re-adjust the strap on the closing strap.
 
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#44
A little off topic but just for fun. This is the newest axe I “made”.
 

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WhispTech

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#45
Actually the reason why it sways is that the backpack didn't carry enough stuff. It needs to be buldging so the pouch with axe would't sway strongly. As you said, we can extend the lenghth of it OR use 2 back straps for Molle panel OR add a seperate part to hold its handle to resolve this problem. No worries. @Momo is doing the prototype. We will send 2 for testing.
Nice!
 

Dean Cattell

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#46
Actually the reason why it sways is that the backpack didn't carry enough stuff. It needs to be buldging so the pouch with axe would't sway strongly. As you said, we can extend the lenghth of it OR use 2 back straps for Molle panel OR add a seperate part to hold its handle to resolve this problem. No worries. @Momo is doing the prototype. We will send 2 for testing.
Let me know if you need my address!😂
 

WhispTech

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#52
This is what I modified on mine. Lengthen the main strap by 2"-2.5" longer by removing the hook patch portion and then sewing on more 1.5" webbing.

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I then shortened the wrap around velcro strap and shortened the loop piece and resewed all that.

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After these two changes my axe fits in perfectly since the sizing was custom to this axe.

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Momo

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#54
Why was the back changed for attaching to pals webbing? It was fine the way it was. How is it suppose to attach now to a backpack?
Hi, just 2 webbing, can be attached as well. We use this structure for 2 reasons.

1. 2 webbings are more stable.

2. The new back structure makes the velcro strap can be adjusted as whatever length you need(also I have already added 2 inch more) .
 

Momo

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#56
Personally I don't like the way that is attaching to the Pals webbing. It has no support middle strap and when on the bag the weight of the axe is going to pull down and bunch up those two rows together since no supporting strap in the middle. Due to that I can see it swinging more.
I will check and see if we can make a new edition which is one middle strap and also can be adjusted.
 

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#57
I posted this in the other thread as well. I want to note that my previous modification was roughly 2.5" extra of material to fit my hatchet. This new design below has the same amount at 2.5" but allows you to resize for different size hatchets.

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K so mocked up a strap design from some spare materials and gathered the measurements I feel the strap should be.

The strap should be 11" in length. This will allow for adjusting to the size axe I have and smaller in which this gives you 2.5" of adjustment which makes it the same size as the original but allow you to adjust to the larger size that I required for my hatchet. On the side that closes the strap it should have the same amount of hook which was 3.5" on the first model sent to us. For the strap attaching to the pouch itself it should be 2" of hook. Where the strap attaches to the pouch have a support strap going across just for helping of holding that strap in. I would think a 1" support strap would work and you would slide the top strap thru it and then attach to the pouch itself which I have marked in red.
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As you can see from this design you don't have to do any changes to the back of the pouch and maintain your standard molle strap setup. I tested it and with just the strap it worked fine. Also this uses less materials than v2 reducing cost while maintaining adjustability.
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#58
I posted this in the other thread as well. I want to note that my previous modification was roughly 2.5" extra of material to fit my hatchet. This new design below has the same amount at 2.5" but allows you to resize for different size hatchets.

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K so mocked up a strap design from some spare materials and gathered the measurements I feel the strap should be.

The strap should be 11" in length. This will allow for adjusting to the size axe I have and smaller in which this gives you 2.5" of adjustment which makes it the same size as the original but allow you to adjust to the larger size that I required for my hatchet. On the side that closes the strap it should have the same amount of hook which was 3.5" on the first model sent to us. For the strap attaching to the pouch itself it should be 2" of hook. Where the strap attaches to the pouch have a support strap going across just for helping of holding that strap in. I would think a 1" support strap would work and you would slide the top strap thru it and then attach to the pouch itself which I have marked in red.
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As you can see from this design you don't have to do any changes to the back of the pouch and maintain your standard molle strap setup. I tested it and with just the strap it worked fine. Also this uses less materials than v2 reducing cost while maintaining adjustability.
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Thank you for your photos and sketch for this idea. It was submitted for changing last time. No worries. (y)