How to Belt Carry a Taco Sheath with Paracord

David Mary

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Horizontal carry is easy enough to explain without need of pics. Just make two loops of paracord, one for each of the first two sheath eyelets. Make sure they go through the eyelet and around the top of the sheath, and cinch them down as tight as you can while having enough room for your belt to slip through, and you're good to go.

Vertical carry eluded me for a long time, and though I am sure I am not the only person to have "discovered" this, discover it I did, just tonight. And since I have had a few conversations in the past with people who were looking for quick/easy/minimalist ways to belt carry a taco sheath, I figured this could come in handy for some people out there. For vertical, I think it's easier to show as well as tell.

Put both ends of a piece or cord each through one of the first two eyelets of your sheath. Tie it off so the loop is secured to the sheath. Wrap the tied end around the sheath. Slip the belt in so it passes behind the sheath at the tied end of the loop, and at the eyelets, and you have a perfectly secure vertical carry system that ride nice and close to the body.

You can make it as tight as you want, or loosen it up to allow the sheath to cant, which will give you a bit more freedom of movement.

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About the knife: I just finished it. It's a new large EDC for me in 15N20, with peel ply G10 and hidden brass pins. I'm calling it the 15-N-Tac. ;) It was a fun build.

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David Mary

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Just a quick update: This is now my preferred method of fixed blade carry, which I use every day. The knife does not protrude out from the body, meaning it has minimal print if any, and is quite comfortable. I use it with anywhere from 4" to 6" blades. I do not drive a car though.
 

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Thanks Timmy. The pins are short and the scales are drilled from the inside, but not all the way through.
 
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