Sheath for the Data Knife

I’ve got a lot of updates to add to the site, but my time to do so has been limited by my day job, so I’m going to start with a quick and easy one covering something simple. A few days ago, someone e-mailed me asking if I had an available knife sheath for the Data Knife designs I’ve shared. Weirdly, I hadn’t given it much thought… which was something I definitely had to change if I was ever going to do a titanfall cosplay, like I intended. Time for a bit of 3d modeling!

This model was done in quick-and-dirty style by referencing Jack Cooper’s model from Titanfall 2 for the approximate shape and size. I essentially blocked out most of the knife dimensions and simply subtracted them from the sheath I modeled to get a snug fit on the inside. I have zero expectations that this will work for any other data knife than the ones I produce, and even those might have a bit of variation from knife-to-knife such that the fit might be a little tight. Still, someone might find this useful, and the ultimate product seems pretty decent.

In the interest of not spending a ton of time on this since it was a test piece I didn’t do a whole lot of post-processing to the print. I actually didn’t bother sanding it at all. I gave it a quick coat of Dupli-Color Truck Bed Coating, let it dry, then hit it with Plasti Dip Black Rubber Spray to try and emulate the sort of finish I saw on a lot of military sheaths. The end results could be a lot better, but even so, what I got for my trouble was not bad.

The loops on the back are designed to take 1″ wide nylon webbing. Some of the legitimate military hardware straps I had ended up being too thick, but I found a roll of material that was essentially backpack strap fabric that seemed to work fairly well under the circumstances.

Comments (6)

Sir,can you sell this pls,i need it for my cosplay TF2 project

Any chance you’re planning on making this available, either through thingiverse or through your site? I’d really like it to go with the knife I’m printing.

It was a bit of a quick-and-dirty model, and I don’t know that I could guarantee it’d fit every knife, but I’ll see if I can dig it out of my old files to share.

Hi, just chiming in that i’d also like to use this for your data knife model for a full cosplay

Did you ever manage to find the file? Thanks!

Hi, I’m also chiming in to ask if you could make this available to download if you still have it?

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