carry a large fixed blade comfortably

Gossman Knives

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I really dislike a big knife hanging off my belt. With the upcoming trip to Hawk Mountain next month with minimal packing in mind, I needed a way to carry my knife off my pack. If you wear pants with a hammer loop, side pockets or both, this is a great way to carry that big knife without it getting in the way. I looped a piece of 550 cord through the belt loop of the sheath and hooked it with a carbiner on the belt loop of my pants. The sheath is inside the hammer loop. My Carhartts have a side pocket below the hammer loop so the sheath can go in that pocket through the hammer loop.
Scott

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That is neat, but i remember putting my thumb in a jean belt loop and it ripped right off, It probably wouldn't happen with carharts but it is a consideration with cheap pants.
 

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As long as the sheath isn't too wide, it can also go in the side tool pocket on the right. I normally carry a small fixed blade in there all the time. These are Dickies carpenter pants. The hammer loops are strong.
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and iff you have the carharts, you can put a fixed blade on the right, and a flat (like a Becker necker) behind it in the second smaller pocket, and a small fixed blade or folder int he eft side.
 
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Don't have a picture right now but since i have to use a walking stick because of a balance problem, I often lash my big knife sheath to my walking stick. The only other way I carry a large knife is the bandoleer style if that's what you call it, across my chest.
 
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thats a pretty cool idea. i do a similar thing with my gransfors small forest axe, but i attach the sheath regularly and put the handle under the hammer loop so it dosent move around so much
 
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That is neat, but i remember putting my thumb in a jean belt loop and it ripped right off, It probably wouldn't happen with carharts but it is a consideration with cheap pants.

If you're worried about that, you can attach the caribeaner to the belt itself, or put a double loop in some 550 cord and put one loop on either side of the belt loop (to use it as a belt keeper), with the loops attached directly to the belt.
 

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Make a double belt loop gun holster style sheath. These hold larger heavier knives nice and tight to the body on your belt. They provide a nice re assuring fit, where the knife doesn't flop around.
 
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I've started carrying baldric style"
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You can just see it hanging under my left arm in this pic. Very comfortable.
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Andy
 
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