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I need a sheath made to use. . .

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by edwardware, Apr 20, 2019.

  1. edwardware

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    I find myself looking to add a small (2-4") fixed-blade knife to my daily carry, but I can't seem to find any manufacturers who sell a knife with a discrete sheath intended to actually use. The typical injection-molded sheaths I can find (CRKT, Cold Steel, etc) appear to be designed to sell with the knife, not to survive daily use.

    Can you recommend a couple manufacturers I should look at who take sheaths as seriously as Blade-Tech, Comp-Tac, or Safariland take kydex holsters?

    Most specifically I'd like a 2-3" knife, with a real handle, in a discrete IWB sheath, on the left side.

    . . . or maybe I should (gasp) look at a lefty automatic.
     
  2. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

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    Pick the knife you like and have a sheath custom made for it to fit your specs.
     
  3. edwardware

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    By who?
     
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    Off the top of my head custom makers that you may want to contact are -
    Kim Breed
    James Gibson
    Mike McCarter
    Samuel Riner
    Gary Wheeler

    Sam's only 18 so his sheaths aren't up to the same level as the other's, but Mike can make a nice sheath for Sam.

    If you've not purchased a hand made knife before, please understand that you're paying for a single craftsman's time, skill and talent and that doesn't come at production knife prices.
     
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    bikerdoc Moderator Staff Member

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    I have knives by Breed and Wheeler that came with sheaths. The quality and workmanship are top notch.
     
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    I've ordered a couple custom sheaths from Cleveland Kydex, they're good to go, although it took a few weeks to get my last one ...
     
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