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Old 16-03-21, 07:46 PM
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Default Mystery Leather Sheath

Has anyone seen a sheath like this before? I am not 100% sure it's military but have an inkling that it is.

17" OAL, 3 3/4" wide at the top, 2" at the bottom. Flat with 2 snaps at the top flap.

Made by A. Weir, Toronto

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Old 16-03-21, 08:20 PM
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From a parachute escape knife.

Edit: just read properly and its 17 inches long. Perhaps not then.
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Old 16-03-21, 08:25 PM
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Possibly a dinghy knife, though again, maybe a bit long for that.
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Old 16-03-21, 10:13 PM
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Phil, I had thought the same thing at first for the shape of it, but at 17" that would be a small machete for the JM to swing around. A bit big. Thought about a survival machete and Snow knife as well but nothing matches.

Leigh, the shape is right for a life raft knife but as you also mentioned, the size makes it a bit big. I did do a search for life raft survival machetes but nothing close popped up...
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Old 16-03-21, 11:48 PM
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Looks to me as though it is a sheath for a pruning saw. Length and shape look right. I assume the two snaps keep the saw in the sheath while not in use.

My thoughts anyway. Attaching image of one type of saw.

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Old 17-03-21, 08:17 AM
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Looks to me as though it is a sheath for a pruning saw. Length and shape look right.
I'd go along with that suggestion.

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Old 17-03-21, 06:32 PM
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They say that sometimes the most obvious answer is the correct one. It probably is for a pruning saw (darn it) but the snap positioning bugs me because if the snaps are closed there is no place for the handle. But that's not to say that it wasn't made that way without forethought.

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Old 17-03-21, 06:39 PM
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We have a pruning saw in the shed which doesn't have a handle, it bolts on to the end of a long handled lopper.

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Old 17-03-21, 06:50 PM
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Looks about right then, slides onto the blade and fastens around the handle?
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Old 17-03-21, 07:26 PM
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Maybe the saw has a 'T' handle with a thin post that would be narrow enough to fit between the snaps.

I guess, the possible explanations are endless.
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Old 17-03-21, 07:33 PM
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A Plague Doctor's beak warmer?
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