Basically the same for the last 3 or 4 days, except today I had my new Mora, the last few days were my Zancudo, then the RAT2, then the Zancudo again…. Think I carried my Cryo one night in there too.
Made a simple para cord and carabiner dangler for the new Mora sheath, because still belt clipped sheaths get pushed off my belt, and are generally uncomfortable in and out of various trucks all day. Just tied up a loopof cord, and tucked the knot into the button slot on the sheath.
See here for details;
Seems to be a perfect merging of styles to me; a pad to keep the watch off your skin(Love that feature in cold weather) and the advantages of the pass through band of a Nato, less likely to lose the watch if breaking a pin, etc.. Not to mention the cool look of both styles
All it would take would be the lower strap of the nato being made wide, in the curved shape of the average bund pad.
I’ve searched, and searched, and searched the ‘net, and all the watch forums, and have Never seen this done, or any mention of the theory.
I;ve done it by adding a existing bund pad to a canvas nato strap, it works great as intended, just ends a bit too bulky for my tastes, thus the though to just integrate the pad into the lower strap.
I have some thin leather on the way for making another leather Nato/5 Ring Zulu–since I can’t buy another like the one I have; the dealer no-longer stocks them–, I think I’m going to try it built like this.
I was able to find one a while back that was a one piece strap like a 2 or 3 ring Zulu, only in leather, run through a bund pad. Sort of a half step to what I want, and actually a lot simpler in design and execution…. But I still think it would look better with the pad area made into a layer, would do away with the offset and the loops on the end of the pad for the strap to go through, just a bit more compact I think..
Like this, only in one piece on the bottom, one material and no rivets obviously. :)
So, last week “FL Woods Bum” on EDCF made me an offer I couldn’t refuse; to give me his now unwanted/unused Seiko 5! Prompted by my comment of interest in them in the “if you had $50″ thread…
I LOVE the people on this forum! SO much love, friendship, and generosity!
Today I get this box, about the size of a small shoe box in the mail.
(and how he got USPS Priority to go from FL to AK from Fri to Mon is beyond me!)
Thought, “OK thats a big box for a watch… he said he put in some extras, but it can’t be that big, maybe this is from someone else…”
Nope, right box! FLWB is just one heck of a cool guy, sent me SO MUCH cool stuff he needed a big box!
My sweet new watch(plus two extra bands!);
And all the nifty extras;
“Woweee, a Mora!” (my EXACT words!)
Believe it or not, but I’ve never had a Mora…
Years on several outdoor and camping forums, plus Kochanskis’ “Bushcraft” is pretty much my outdoors Bible, and I even made a few scandi knives when I was making blades, but I never got around to just getting a Mora. (OK, I do have a small Frosts laminated carbon carving knife that is the same style, but still technically not a Mora. )
So, right now, for the rest of my evening outside doing some projects, I now have a sweet watch on my wrist, and a cool knife on my bely, with a mini bic hanging from it!