Hi guys...I bought a Hibben IV last week,and like it.A really heavy knife with a great finish.I removed the wrong brown leather band on the handle and atteched a black one.After that I impregnated the grip with matt black acrylpaint..so it looks more weathered and can not marking off again.
After that I moddet the sheath...the original was brown with heavy black weathering on it...and it was open on the lower section,that you can see the top of the knife when its in the sheath.
The Hibben IV sheath is black faux leather and its close on the top,so you cannot see the top of the knife:
Before Mod(below you see the german version..with the lost button on the sheath..I added one on mine):
So...the first I´ve done is to cut the top of the sheath:
After that you must glue a piece of faux leather over the holes from the seam and press 2 new holes for the leather band.And after that I painted it with a brown weathered paintjob..hope you like it..:
and here some pics of the original knifes and sheath I´ve found: