Any tips on IWB carry please?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by minimize, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. minimize


    Nov 12, 2007
    SOOOO SOOO AWESOME! Thanks for the pictures and description! I super appreciate it. And love the simple, not bulky carry!!! Thanks again!
  2. Lapedog


    Dec 7, 2016
    I’m glad I could turn you onto another way to carry. Part of the reason I like to carry with a static cord is that at any time you can just move where you tuck in the sheath.

    For example sometimes there is a spot on your waist where it is very comfortable to carry iwb while standing up. Imagine your waist is a clock and your belly button is 12 o’clock and your butt crack is 6 o’clock. It may be very comfortable to wear a sheath while standing at the 10 or 2 o’clock position. However wearing a sheath at these positions often pokes into my stomach when I sit down, especially in the car. So i can easily move it to 3 o’clock where it doesnt.

    Also here is a video about concealing larger blades.
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  3. Wolf7


    Jul 11, 2006
    FYI for anyone planning to carry IWB. Make sure there are no sharp edges or hot spots on sheath or knife handle because it will wear out hole in your pants over time. Ruined 4 pairs if Levis that way with BM CQC-7 tucked in @3 o'clock position with clip hidden by wide belt. That is one of the major reasons why I stopped carrying knives IWB. Also in thin material, like summer khakis, square handle print out, giving away its position. :(
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  4. W. Anderson

    W. Anderson Basic Member Basic Member

    Jun 22, 2016
    That Pick looks good, man. Have you messed around with carrying it to draw Edge up?
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  5. Lapedog


    Dec 7, 2016
    Ok I love it so much that it pains me to to say there is one issue with it. When wearing it with a heavy jacket or any sweater or whatever it can be not great for grabbing due to the small handle. That’s why I added the paracord, just so it is more tactile to grab.

    The handle is great and comfortable once in your hand. It came with a great sheath (it marks the blade but whatever) that holds it very tight. It is very comfortable to wear. In truth it is. Not much bigger in total size than a La Griffe or Silent Soldier, but the egg shaped grip makes it feel very secure.

    My next project is going to be sharpening the swedge on my Street beat and getting it a sheath that doesn’t dull the edge. Then I will have a great fighting/utility knife. A true fighting utility for my purposes.

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  6. Lapedog


    Dec 7, 2016
    Lol no mess ups, I trained to never draw into filipino grip.
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  7. JParanee

    JParanee Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 2006

    Paracord with the center cordage removed
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  8. Lapedog


    Dec 7, 2016
    Oh messed around with, I thought you said messed UP with.

    Yeah I have tried it, but to wear it the way it is shown by Souhnarc means you are not wearing it IWB. It is plenty comfortable to wear this way.

    Also the shape of the sheath allows for a unique carry position. Check it out. It carries quite well like this and doesn’t print.

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  9. Man with no name

    Man with no name

    Jun 24, 2015
    The picture in the previous post (under belt carry) looks as if the blade would slice your belt when drawing the knife from its sheath.
  10. Dave from State Farm

    Dave from State Farm Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 24, 2011
    I like to use a static line on some knives. Latley its been my LaGriffe. I like to use that locking paracord, although I've only found one place that sells it. I also put some of that gun grip tape on the wider part of the sheath, that stuff really helps hold it in place. I like to carry this one between my belt and jeans.

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  11. longbow

    longbow Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 9, 1999
    When I carry iwb with a fixed blade, which more than likely would be a Leeper edc/s.d. blade, instead of teklok etc that came with it I just tied two pieces of paracord into the sheath top and bottom 2" spaced between the top and bottom knots. Cinched it tight before tying it off so the loops are flat against the sheath. Singe off the excess and wear it between my belt and jeans. Lies flat against my side pretty much and out of site. Truth be told I don't carry it that often for s.d. but when I do that is the way I carry it. keepem sharp
  12. Lapedog


    Dec 7, 2016
    Nope, it is a reverse edge knife. (The sharpened side of the knife is on the concave side, making it a hawkbill. The sharpened edge is facingnthe sky.

    See how the sheath protects it now?
  13. Man with no name

    Man with no name

    Jun 24, 2015
    Yes. That changes everything.
  14. Cereal_killer


    Apr 4, 2013
    This isn't an IWB rig but it is an interesting setup I've came up with for very low profile carry...

    Now the vast majority of my knives are carried with a teklok but some knives, especially my more gentlemanly knives I want to carry more slim than a teklok provides for so on those such knives, in a taco sheath (fold over / one piece), I love the soft-loops with pull-the-dot snaps but that doesn't work for a pancake sheath so I came up with this:

    Outside of belt / away from body

    Against belt (these are the belt loops) between my body and kydex

    The red flight tag represents how my belt feeds threw. For extra stay I can thread the belt in the first loop, then thread it threw the belt loop on my pants then feed it threw the other loop on the sheath so it's not able to slide either way (I don't often find this necessary unless I'm wearing dress slacks and a thin belt)

    You can also run the paracord straight up and down if you like scout carry but my preferred carry method is CM style (@Charlie Mike) so the cord offset one hole provides me that option.

    This method also adjusts easily from thin 1.25" leather dress belt to my 2" rigging / reinforced nylon belt (aka a "gun belt" )

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