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I love my Cold Steel shovel. Like you, had hard time finding a good sheath, so I made one. The shovel resides above roll bar, driver side rear, affixed with bungee.
Did it take you $80 worth of time and material, when I looked at the one from Matt / Grizzly Outdoors... I about choked...

Would you mind sharing your details, a lot of us would have loved a detailed DIY video on making something like this... looks great, nice job !
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I love my Cold Steel shovel. Like you, had hard time finding a good sheath, so I made one. The shovel resides above roll bar, driver side rear, affixed with bungee.
Really beautiful! I was thinking about making one with Kydex, then I’ll need to buy the tools…

I love this leather sheath, matches my handlebar saddle bag.

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I love my Cold Steel shovel. Like you, had hard time finding a good sheath, so I made one. The shovel resides above roll bar, driver side rear, affixed with bungee.
Need the old HMMWV pioneer gear!
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Did it take you $80 worth of time and material, when I looked at the one from Matt / Grizzly Outdoors... I about choked...

Would you mind sharing your details, a lot of us would have loved a detailed DIY video on making something like this... looks great, nice job !
Thanks!

I made a Kydex press from scrap, heated the material using an old pancake griddle and heat gun.

All materials, dies, eyelets, etc. were sourced from knifekits.com

Here’s a YouTube vid with a basic press setup, not mine, but pretty instructional.



Knifekits sells foam and presses if you want the fancy stuff too.
 

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Really nice! I wish I had found your pics earlier so I didn’t have to spend all the time thinking about a mounting solution that had been executed already.

Literally I came across the Fishbone tub rail on a thread guys discussing how to cover the hardtop screw holes. Then I started thinking about using it as mounting points. I also bought quick Fist clamps but not good fit.
 

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Here's what I did. Military Tri-Fold on the left mounted to the Molle panel on my tailgate table. It's always easy to get to and takes up minimal space in a 2 door. It also stays attached (out of the way) when the table folds down.

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Here's what I did. Military Tri-Fold on the left mounted to the Molle panel on my tailgate table. It's always easy to get to and takes up minimal space in a 2 door. It also stays attached (out of the way) when the table folds down.

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Looks really compact and cleanly organized! Initially I thought about getting the folding shovel or even the tri-fold as what you have, had hard times finding a really nice one in terms of quality build.

I guess at the end of the day either one, short or long, folding or not, will serve the purpose. I tend to overthink the potential use cases 🤔...
 

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nice but, are you planning to dig out from inside the jeep, why store them inside? OK, theft I guess.
 

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Looks really compact and cleanly organized! Initially I thought about getting the folding shovel or even the tri-fold as what you have, had hard times finding a really nice one in terms of quality build.

I guess at the end of the day either one, short or long, folding or not, will serve the purpose. I tend to overthink the potential use cases 🤔...
Thanks! The Tri-Fold isn't as handy as a shovel with a bigger handle, but exactly like you said, I figured it was better than not having one! I also struggled with finding a good quality version, and there are a ton of cheap crappy knock-offs everywhere. Since I have a 2-door, space was my #1 concern, so I chose the smaller Tri-Fold, and made sure I found a decent one.
 

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nice but, are you planning to dig out from inside the jeep, why store them inside? OK, theft I guess.
Yes, if I'm snowed in I want to be able to dig out of my Jeep. Kidding. For me it's more about keeping it out of the weather.
 

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Thanks! The Tri-Fold isn't as handy as a shovel with a bigger handle, but exactly like you said, I figured it was better than not having one! I also struggled with finding a good quality version, and there are a ton of cheap crappy knock-offs everywhere. Since I have a 2-door, space was my #1 concern, so I chose the smaller Tri-Fold, and made sure I found a decent one.
you may like the Lifeline shovel on Amazon for ease and compactness. Quality stuff and there’s about every color possible to match your wrangler.
 
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nice but, are you planning to dig out from inside the jeep, why store them inside? OK, theft I guess.
As you guessed, theft is one reason. Also since I have a nice leather sheath, don’t want it to be ruined by elements.

Another reason I chose the Cold Steel shovel is I consider it as a self-defense force. My backseat kids can reach it or I’ll crawl over to get it in certain situations. I could even use it to break the windows when I have to from inside.

It’s also an interior decoration when the Jeep is a mobile home.
 
 



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