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Concealex and Kydex - Saturday, January 23, 2010 11:51 PM ( #1 )
Is there any difference? I'm looking on texasknife.com to get a sheet or two, and try my hand at making sheaths for a couple of my knives. They have Kydex and Conceaex, and different thickness of each. Is there anything I should consider before ordering?

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Re:Concealex and Kydex - Sunday, January 24, 2010 1:16 AM ( #2 )
Kydex is easier to work with from what I have heard.
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Re:Concealex and Kydex - Sunday, January 24, 2010 3:55 AM ( #3 )
Concealex makes a better sheath, but kydex is a lot easier to work with. Kydex just lays there when you heat it; Concealex will want to mess with you when the temperature gets right. Don't know which Concealex they are offering - some places it is only the Carbon Fiber pattern, but Concealex comes in standard colors also. If you are just starting out, work with kydex first.
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Re:Concealex and Kydex - Sunday, January 24, 2010 8:13 PM ( #4 )
Thanks! You're correct, they do only have the carbon fiber stuff. Are different colored kydex sheets easier to work than others? I think I remember hearing somewhere that black is the easiest.

Also, I'm considering getting one of the presses. Is it needed, or just helpful?
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Re:Concealex and Kydex - Monday, January 25, 2010 11:30 PM ( #5 )
I just ordered two sheets of Kydex, a sheet of Concealex, rivets, rivet hand setter, and a molding press. I'm pretty excited! I'm gonna make a few holsters for the handguns while I'm at it too. Can't wait for it to get here!
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Re:Concealex and Kydex - Tuesday, January 26, 2010 4:24 AM ( #6 )
Good luck with your projects!!
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Re:Concealex and Kydex - Tuesday, January 26, 2010 5:49 PM ( #7 )
Thanks, man!
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Re:Concealex and Kydex - Tuesday, January 26, 2010 7:51 PM ( #8 )
remember if youre doing a full holster for a gun, to allow for a front sight channel, otherwise youre just locked your piece in without a way to extricate it out.
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Re:Concealex and Kydex - Tuesday, January 26, 2010 8:47 PM ( #9 )
Good point, thanks!
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