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Glossary: Sheath Materials


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ABS
A black amorphous thermoplastic polymer with high impact strength.

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Boltaron®
A recycled ABS/acrylic PVS extruded alloy sheet material used for making sheaths. A moldable thermoplastic, it has excellent impact strength and is resistant to chemicals and abrasion. Similar to Kydex®.

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Kydex®
A thin thermoplastic material commonly used for firearm holsters and knife sheaths. It can be easily heat formed, yet is flexible, durable, and resistant to perspiration, chemicals, oils and solvents.