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Interesting Knife Accessory

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by 6_gunner, Feb 24, 2009.

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  1. 6_gunner

    6_gunner Member

    Dec 4, 2006
    I saw this interesting rig on Ebay the other day. I guess you could call it a "quick-draw" holster for a Buck 110.

    I am considering making something similar, but I have some concern that it might not hold the knife securely enough. I am also concerned that, although it would make the knife much quicker to bring into action, it might be a PITA (and a finger/shirt/jeans-slicing PITA, at that) when it comes to putting it back into the holster-thing.

    I'll probably experiment with it in any case. Unfortunately, I'm away at grad school and my leather-working gear is back home.

    I thought it was an cool idea, to say the least. Does anybody have experience with a design like that? If so, how do you like it?

    If the seller of this contraption happens to see this, I apologize for using your pictures without your permission, but I don't think I could have explained the thing without a visual aid.

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  2. Exmasonite

    Exmasonite Member

    Sep 4, 2006
    don't have a lot of experience with it personally but CRKT tried it a few years ago:

    Merlin Deployment System

    Couldn't find anything on it now (that website is from web archive) so i'm assuming it didn't go too well.

    Alternatively, you get into the Wave system that Emerson and Spyderco use (not sure who invented it- sorry) for quick deployment.
  3. bikerdoc

    bikerdoc Moderator Staff Member

    Jan 8, 2008
    Southern Virginia
    A Fellow biker wears one all the time.
    He says it is safe enough.
    Not my taste, too agressive looking, almost a mall ninja accessory.
    I pefer more discreet methods of carry. My spyderco Endura, Native, or my Becker neck knive can be brought into play just as fast, without all the attention.
  4. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    Jan 3, 2003
    0 hrs east of TN
    They've been around for a while. They all have the problem of dragging the edge across something as they open. Sometimes the something is a nylon roller, sometimes it is a nylon "shield", sometimes it is a chunk of leather and sometimes it is a rivet.
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