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Question about knife sheath

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by Persuader12, Jan 10, 2021 at 3:11 PM.

  1. Persuader12

    Persuader12 Member

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    I have to start out by admitting I’m not really much of a knife person. However, I bought one since I thought it would be a good idea. It’s a 6” “survival” knife made by Smith & Wesson. It has a sheath that I have questions about that I can’t find answers to by using Google. I even looked up “how to use a knife sheath” on Youtube and could only find vids on how to make one.

    The nylon one my knife came with has a number of loops and flaps, and even a long looped string on the bottom of it that is a 15” long loop. What is that for?
     
  2. Mk-211

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    You can use that to tie it around your leg, that way the sheath doesn't flop around as you walk/run.
     
  3. Persuader12

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    Ok, that makes sense. I guess that means it's meant to be untied from being a loop. I thought maybe it was intended to be used the way it was tied into a loop somehow.
     
  4. rust collector
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    I would guess that most are never used for any purpose other than to appeal to the Walter Mitty in many of us, just as small sharpening stones and fire steels are rarely used more than once, if at all. ;)
     
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  5. jmr40

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    A lot of guys will use those strings and other loops to attach the sheath to a pack instead of carrying it on their belt.

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  6. hso

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    Post pictures or at least provide a link to marketing on the internet.
     
  7. Persuader12

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    I looked for it, but can't find the exact one. I googled smith wesson 6" knife, and all I got were results for smith wesson throwing knives. It seems that google isn't very good at what it's intended job is.
     
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