(mods, please move if this is in the wrong place)
So, a couple of months back, I picked up an Izula with a custom kydex sheath from forum member GLOCKCRAZZ. I mentioned that I might post a review, but life got in the way. But last week I snagged a Candiru sheath and decided to write a review on both.
My main issue w carrying a fixed blade as an EDC knife is deciding how to carry it. I usually go with something inside the waistband for comfort and security, but this method presents certain annoyances.
With a folder, I can draw, open, use, and put the knife away safely with one hand without ever having to take my eyes off the task at hand.
But with a fixed blade, a much simpler knife, the process becomes a more complicated ordeal: clearing my cover garment to draw and sheath the knife and either looking at or indexing the knife on sheathing it to avoid stabbing myself in the gut.
When talking to GC about the ESEE Candiru, I told him I was looking for a belt sheath for horizontal carry. With this orientation, I don't really have to clear my shirt to draw or holster, and I can keep my eyes on task by "riding my belt" when indexing the knife to sheath it.
I've been carrying the Candiru this way for a little over a week, and I'm loving it. The rig is very low profile; it's not too wide, long, or tall. Retention is solid. And the sheath is laid out to accommodate several carry options.
Here come the pics (and the obligatory "sorry for the picture quality" comment):
The ESEE Candiru
Candiru in sheath w leather belt loop
Thinking about this one...wonder if I could use the leather loop as a field strop....hmm....
Candiru w MOLLE lock
As neck knife
Horizontal carry on belt
(pt 2 to follow)