Staples

Discussion in 'Knife Sheaths' started by Michael Minto, Nov 9, 2017.

  1. Michael Minto

    Michael Minto Active Member

    Does anyone have a source for (or even know what they are called?) the staples used on sheaths for the old Fairbairn-Sykes or M42 knives from WW2 era? You know, the vertically oriented ones at the mouth of the sheath opening where the knife goes into the sheath. Thanks! Mike
     
  2. C Craft

    C Craft Well-Known Member

    OK I have been waiting to see if someone was going to take a shot at this and since no one has. Are you speaking of something like this in this pic??
    upload_2017-11-13_19-7-19.jpeg Are you speaking of the what looks similar to a rivet. Such as what was used on this more modern sheaths. They had a head on the face side but clenched on the back like a staple! Is that what you are speaking of??

    Here is another and it actually appears to be older. upload_2017-11-13_19-12-39.jpeg Here is one more that has those same type of rivet/staple!!
    [​IMG] I have seen them used on older sheaths. A little research says that the sheaths were made both ways. Some were sewn and the rivet/staple used, others seem to have stitching only and some with actual rivets and sewn. It appears to have to do with the time period they were made.
    I am not sure of the proper terminology for what you speak of and therefore have not been able to pull up a source as to where to buy them!! Maybe now someone will remember them and know where you can buy them today!! Good luck!
     
  3. C Craft

    C Craft Well-Known Member

  4. Michael Minto

    Michael Minto Active Member

    C Craft,

    Thanks for the answers - yes, the last photo has the staples of which I am speaking - looks like an M6 or similar sheath - I've made a few Sykes-Fairbairn knives and would like to find a source of those 'staples' to add to the authenticity of the leatherwork. Mike
     
  5. C Craft

    C Craft Well-Known Member

    Did you go to the link, http://www.usmilitaryknives.com/m6_sheath.htm at the bottom of the page is a couple of more links, one will take you here, http://www.usmilitaryknives.com/m6_sheath.htm and the other takes you here, http://www.usmilitaryknives.com/reproductions.htm

    You may be able to contact the owner of the site and they could share with you about the staples! Other than that I am out of suggestions! Good luck with your quest!!

    Personally I like this one, [​IMG] but, that could be just the dirty ole man in me!! Huba, Huba!!!
     
  6. Michael Minto

    Michael Minto Active Member

    C Craft, thanks so much for the great information; you were able to find a lot more than I have been able to. I will look into it and post my results!
     
  7. Smallshop

    Smallshop KNIFE MAKER

  8. Michael Minto

    Michael Minto Active Member

Share This Page