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Anyone tried a cross draw?

Discussion in 'Swamp Rat Knives' started by J_mcrane, Apr 7, 2016.

  1. J_mcrane

    J_mcrane

    571
    Dec 7, 2013
    I was thinking of a cross draw for my ratweiler. Anyone try something like that? Any pics?
     
  2. shinyedges

    shinyedges Unfaltering Love & Undeviating Will Platinum Member

    Jun 5, 2012
    For woods or edc?
     
  3. J_mcrane

    J_mcrane

    571
    Dec 7, 2013
    Woods. For larger knifes


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  4. shinyedges

    shinyedges Unfaltering Love & Undeviating Will Platinum Member

    Jun 5, 2012
    I've worn the Winkler belt knife at 10 or 11 o clock and liked it, the ratweiler is a bit larger though. Assuming the sheath is kydex and will be worn horizontal I would guess there would be some sagging. Maybe with a real sturdy belt and tight fitting attachment some sag could be eliminated.

    Sorry not of more help..
     
  5. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    I've never crossdraw carried that large of a blade. I baldric carry a 711 sometimes and really like that style if I want fast access to the blade.
     
  6. chiral.grolim

    chiral.grolim Universal Kydex Sheath Extension Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2008
    I don't usually wear cross-draw, but I designed an accessory that would allow you to carry it an an angle like this:

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    Here's that accessory on a Rodent 9:

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    The accessory would let you carry cross-draw a bit lower so as not to have the handle in your ribs. It comes with a belt-loop and clip that can be hard-mounted, but it's also compatible with Tek-Lok products. There's a link to a sale-thread about it in my sig-line.

    In the woods, I'm partial to drop-leg carry. The R9 gets a leg-strap to keep it from flapping around.
     
  7. inkynate

    inkynate Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2010
    I carry my B8 horizontal cross draw. I have a Welke taco sheath with a tek-lok on it. Haven't tried it with a large pack, but just hiking around on our property I usually keep it at 6 o'clock and slide it up to 3 on my belt easily when I want to unsheath it. I like that it's completely out of the way and won't snag on anything since it's behind me until I need it.
     
  8. dogboye

    dogboye Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 1999
    I've tried Chiral's UKE. It is a well done device, IMO. I have NOT tried it cross draw, though I recognize how it could work quite well for that.
     
  9. elof_alv

    elof_alv Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2009
    Only done that with smaller blades (GW, AD, MS, R3, MBC). For bigger blades, I think 4~6" blades (ASH-1, TRASH-1, R6) scout/small of the back carry should work OK, but I don't think anything bigger will work very well in that mode.
    That said, I think Chiral's device would work great with anything from 4" upwards.
     
  10. inkynate

    inkynate Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2010
    Are you calling me a liar? :confused:

    J.k., but horizontal cross draw/scout really is my preferred carry for the B8. I guess it may not work as well for other blades in the 7-8" range that are more handle heavy though. On my particular setup, the tek-lok mounts right over the balance point and with a decent belt it rides fine, ymmv.
     
  11. elof_alv

    elof_alv Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2009
    Not at all!
    Just saying that for me anything bigger wouldn't work that well, I wouldn't want blade or handle sticking out on either side of me. Guess it all depends on how much back a person has...
     
  12. inkynate

    inkynate Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 4, 2010
    Now you're calling me fat?!?! Lol :p

    Really just joking around, it's all good man. I should try to get a pic for the OP.
     

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