A KNIFE SHEATH
I have seen many of the ordinary sheath-knives carried in the ordinary sheath, which is sewed along the edge against the inside of which the keen blade of the knife rests, with the handle usually protruding handily. I have seen knives thus sheathed edge their way out through this seam, and while in my observation it only resulted in a lest knife or a damaged case, ˇt might also easily have resulted in a damaged leg or a spoiled trip. My kink was to put two copper rivets through the sheath in front of the knife edge one about one and a half inches tip from the point, and one about one-third the way up. If these are put through tightly they will keep the knife edge away from that seam, uninjured and uninjuring. I also sew a strip of old felt hat around the inside of the top of my sheath to keep at home, regardless of my position. For safety’s sake and the preservation of a good knife, hunters should try these out.
Katz, Harry N. Kinks A Book of 250 Helpful Hints for Hunters, Anglers and Outers. Chicago: Outers, 1917. Print.
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