I have an Esee 4. Great quality and sheath, but a couple of things I always wished were better.
(Little thinner stock, no coating or choil, and more comfortable scales).
I saw the Becker BK16 someplace, and thought, "maybe this is the one".
I found this forum, read a lot of great posts, looked at pictures, and ordered my knife.
I would like to strip it, switch to micarta scales, and add a second sheath.
The stock one looks like it will be ok for my web gear, but I would like something smaller,
for field use.
Ok, so on to the questions. I read that when I strip the knife, the screws will be too long,
unless I add liners. The only micarta scales I can find are from Saint, if I don't want to wait
for Kabars scales. With Saint micarta on a stripped knife, there seems like too many variables
to know if a kydex sheath will fit right, correct? I would just have to buy one and try it....
One thing about the Esee (mine is an RC4, with the real kydex sheath, before they went to
the molded ones), the sheath works PERFECTLY. Adjustable tension, it slips in a fastens
with a nice "clack". I'm guessing it will be hard to get that fit with a custom kydex sheath,
especially with custom grips. Is leather a better option for this combo?
I'm not opposed to leather, but the nice ones will cost as much as the knife and new scales!