I wonder how the retention will hold up long term as that leather gets worked at the throat. I’d think that with the large open spine area, those side wings will flex more than if the welt went up further.
Great idea on it the principle of that open spine. I have a handgun chest rig that has an open top like that designed to allow for a scope, but I like it because I can pull the gun up and out, vs just pulling one direction. I think that’s a good element to think of with longer blades.
the open spine section allows the sheath to be narrower, so you can hold it and/or it will fit more places. A full coverage sheath for a khuk this size will be pretty wide. Traditional wood core might be a cool custom option, but for production purposes it isn't practicamable
there are a lot of little features that aren't readily apparent with this sheath, which I plan to illuminate at some point