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I'm trying to determine the best way to tote/carry around our Fiskars loppers when going for a walk around the property. My first thought was some sort of tool belt, but I'm not sure how that would work with the loppers' 32" length and sharp end. Maybe there's a way to hook them over your back (rifle-style)? How do you do it?
 
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I have been wondering this too!  My first minor injury on our land was getting pinched in the upper arm carrying bypass loppers around; I've got a little scar that reminds me to be careful in the bush.  I'd love to have some kind of sling for them, so I can't wait to see what others are using.  I like to have them handy and not have to walk back and forth and try to remember where I set them last...
 
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I don't think this is the answer you are looking for but I  carry mine in a 5 gallon bucket with one of those bucket aprons on it for other bits and pieces I might need.
 
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Howdy Danielle, welcome to permies! I have not tried it but as I was thinking about it I think I would find an old pair of jeans, sew them up to make a sort of "arrow quiver", maybe a flap with a button or snap to be sure the loppers stayed in the "quiver", might have to pad it a little where it rubs against your back ?
 
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I don't know how easy it actually would be to get the lopper out while wearing it, but the design seems pretty good.  Like Miles said, you could probably sew something similar out of denim, and suit it for your body shape and movements in the bush.

 
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