Horizontal belt carry options

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by rtz, Feb 7, 2021.

  1. rtz

    rtz Basic Member Basic Member

    Mar 19, 2010

    If you horizontal carry; how do you have it attached? Are you all using Tek Lois or something? If you use soft loops; did you have to drill or enlarge the slots on your sheath to attach them? The slots are to narrow on these two examples for an out of the box attachment.

    Has anyone located a good source of ready made sheaths?
  2. dalefuller

    dalefuller Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 2, 2005
    For leather I use the horizontal belt loop. For kydex, the knives I have either come with horizontal sheaths and built-on belt loops (Dozier), or I use Armatus sheaths (for my Bradfords and my Dragonfly Bladeworks knives) with pull-the-dot soft loops attached.

    I see an Izula there. I used to use the Izula's sheath with a 1" wide section of bicycle inner tube attached for the belt loop. It actually worked quite well on a sheath that short..
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  3. Lee D

    Lee D Basic Member Basic Member

    May 27, 2013
    Armatus Carry

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  4. jfk1110

    jfk1110 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 9, 2013
    This gives quite a few options for different carry including scout carry behind the back and cross draw! IMG_20210207_041402.jpg
  5. jideta

    jideta Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 8, 2020
    I made my own
    The sheaths are universal(rectangular) for I mostly have Wharnies but also a couple of regular style blades so I can carry both.
    They can also go front or back carry.
    I also added some leather to the sheaths that came with some knives; those can go four ways too.


    Kydex should be easy; just cut some up and bolt/rivet together.
  6. Crag the Brewer

    Crag the Brewer Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 18, 2018
    For small knives I like to carry from underneath

    For larger knives I carry in a modified slip/sleeve.

    I really Wanted to carry horizontally, but I've never liked what I tried, or felt they were secure/concealed enough.
  7. Pilsner

    Pilsner Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Oct 28, 2017
    Here’s a convexed Becker BK2, with secondary and tertiary bevels. Sagewood Gear horizontal carry sheath. This knife sits very comfortably across my lower back, just looped on my belt. It is not something I EDC, far from it. But I have used it, in lieu of a hatchet, and it is really good fun. A woods set up.

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  8. JParanee

    JParanee Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 2006
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  9. jux t

    jux t Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 10, 2018
    I’ve used spyderco g-clips and cold steel c-clips, and I’ve read paracord can work well.
  10. oldmanwilly

    oldmanwilly Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 7, 2014
    I like to get kydex sheaths made for my small-medium fixed blades then make simple belt loops from paracord. So far this works better for me than g clips as it holds the knife tighter to my body and is therefore more discreet. I would prefer leather sheaths but so far that would be cost prohibitive to accomplish for my whole collection.

    Edit: my picture isn't showing up for some reason so here's a link: https://i.imgur.com/7bQC1sY.jpg

    Last edited: Feb 10, 2021
  11. Rival1314

    Rival1314 KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Aug 17, 2012
    Kydex for the kershaw Lucha. They use a tek lock or gclip...I carry these above my front left pocket for an easy cross draw.
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