First I must say I love this knife and SAK in general. Nice thin ground blades that don't rust, a bottle/can opener and tiny scissors, these are my favorite elements of the configuration. The phillips does not come in handy too often but more so than a corkscrew so there you have it. The one drawback for me in trying to use this knife in a hurry is the deep pocket carry with fob. Not fast and collects trash at the bottom of pockets. Unacceptable. I have seen and used a few pouch and nylon flap/snap/velcro style belt but recently had the urge to make my own.
This sheath was made from one piece of .093" thickness kydex and that is it. This sheath keeps the knife close to the belt like a magnet and when you want the knife give the fob a vertical pull and it is in hand ready to access. To re-sheath is very natural. Just find the gap with your thumb, drop knife in and listen/feel that *click*. This is easy with one hand while attention can be focused elsewhere. No rattle and no danger of falling out even upside-down. Access is nearly as fast while sitting! The setup is ambidextrous but I prefer the split to the front. The one pictured is my lefty.
I must give credit to Mike Sastre for conceptual design elements of the 1-piece kydex belt holder and G-clip styled belt-tunnel attachment. These features are techniques I learned to create on the River City Sheaths "Kitchen Kydex DVD" thermoplastic tutorial. Mike is a great teacher and knows it all when it comes to kydex/thermoplastic.
I was excited for this prototype to work so well and this has given new life to my old SAK which was previously center console in my vehicle. I will perhaps try other SAK configuartions and belt sizes later.
Let me know how you carry.
Last edited by GrinderMcgee; 06-15-2012 at 06:21 AM.
I'll take one.
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