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Esee-6 baldric rig

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With the recent influx of threads regarding how to carry the esee-6, I figured I should post how I have begun to carry my 6.

I use a baldric rig to carry the 6 on my left side.



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As you can see, it is very low profile, and if you pull the strap tighter, you could even edc a 6 without it being noticed.

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Throw a coat over it, and it dissapears.



Here is what I used to make my baldric. It was originally purchased to make a gun sling, but I never used it.

http://www.amazon.com/Op-Lashing-Strap-Hd-Ft/dp/B001AO2MYM/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=sporting-goods&qid=1280523658&sr=1-3

I purchased mine at walmart, for $1.88. Works great, with the MOLLE clips.

Hope this helps a few people in carrying their 6 or other large knife.

BTW- Some people will say why not just carry it on your belt? well because I already carry a koster bushcrafter on my belt, and I do not like alot of weight on my belt, trying to pull my pants down.
 

FortyTwoBlades

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Sweet rig! I might add a paracord or shock cord retention to it. Something about carrying a knife that large upside down makes me nervous, even though the retention is so good!
 
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Sweet rig! I might add a paracord or shock cord retention to it. Something about carrying a knife that large upside down makes me nervous, even though the retention is so good!

I wouldnt worry too much while hiking, because I have tried to "snap" the blade out of the sheath by holding the lanyard, and shaking it up and down with the weight of the blade, and I cannot get it to come out.

On the other hand, when I take it on the ATV riding, I plan on using a piece of paracord to keep the knife in. I think the 6 will fill the space I had between my koster bushcrafter and 14" bolo machete.
 
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That is usually how i carry neckers when i dont want anything on my chest, but with the use of paracord.

Iv'e tried it with other knives of the larger kind and didn't like it at all, the sheath gets in your face when bending over, it flops around when you run etc.

But his thread revived an old idea, what if you were to customize an old shoulder holster like one on the pic below, i know i have one laying around somewhere.
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This should be enough to keep it out of your way, and i think the one i have has some elastic band and snaps that clip to your pants, like suspenders.

Iv'e never seen this done before but i think it could be a really cool solution tho a bit heavier than nc527's
 
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This a baldric rig for my ESEE 4. The strap comes off by unsnapping it from the D rings on the sheath. I can carry any sheath/knife I want this way.
Dwayne at Armoralleather made it for me.
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This a baldric rig for my ESEE 4. The strap comes off by unsnapping it from the D rings on the sheath. I can carry any sheath/knife I want this way.
Dwayne at Armoralleather made it for me.
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But mine only cost $1.88 :D
 

FortyTwoBlades

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Nice man.
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But mine only cost $1.88 :D

Win. :D

I love low-cost projects like that. Brings out my yankee thrift genes. :thumbup: I've got some webbing on the way that's a little more expensive and I had to buy the hardware, but it's still only going to end up costing me about $15 total. :)
 

FortyTwoBlades

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Got the webbing I needed in the mail today. Here's that rig I was talking about. Carries a heavy blade quite nicely, and over a jacket and vest!

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Pardon the scowl. The sun was in my eyes at the time. :D
 
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