mounting your SOG Seal Pup horizontally

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Does anyone have photos or directions on how to securely mount a SOG Seal Pup with the Kydex sheath in a horizontal configuration?

I hunt with mine and with all the crawling/crouching/kneeling this is a configuration i'm looking for but cant quite figure it out.

Any tips and or instructions would be most appreciated.

Toolboy
 
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The same folks also make a clip that I use for IWB carry of certain knives, such as the SOG Pentagon. My first Pentagon was one of the older ones:

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When I first obtained a SOG Pentagon, I loved the knife -- and I detested the factory sheath, which was an attempt to be too many things at once and did none of them well. This was not a problem, as I had Bob Humelbaugh at Survival Sheath make a new sheath for me:

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I forgot about the whole matter (there are always other products to review) until, recently, a friend of mine ordered a newer Pentagon through my online store. When it came in and I checked it before dropping it off with him, I was surprised to discover the sheath was very different.

Gone was the giant boot-belt sheath from before. In its place was a minimalist Kydex/Concealex-type model that was as slim as possible. It still had a belt attachment that I didn't like, but it was simply screwed on with Blade-Tech hardware. I promptly removed it.

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I went to Blade-Tech.com and ordered several Tek-Loks and clips with extra hardware, as you never know when these will optimize an otherwise unworkable Kydex or Concealex Sheath. (Such was the case with my CRKT Hissatsu -- I didn't like the belt flange attachment it shipped with, but when I replaced this with a tek-lok, the whole thing begcame a good carry package.)

I chose, for my Pentagon, one of the clips. This is a plastic flange with Tek-Lok hardware mounting holes that can be affixed to anything a Tek-Lok would fit. It transformed my SOG's sheath into a handy inside-the-waistband model.

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I was extremely pleased with the new setup and again started carrying my Pentagon.

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I do like your configuration there.
Looks like it would be virtually invisible with a pullover or thin jacket down over your waistline.

I don't care much for the standard belt mount either.
The Seal Pup came with the same thing, I find it way to bulky.

There's some great info there, thanks so much again.

By the way, whats your online store called?
 
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Toolboy,

I'm curious if you've had a chance to do this with a Seal Pup yet?

I tried something similar just unscrewing the belt clip that came with the SOG sheath for my SP Elite and re-attaching it to the two holes on either side of the SOG cutout on the sheath. It looked great, but I found that I could easily knock it loose just by walking around with it. I'm thinking though that at an angle such as Phil shows above, it wouldn't be as bad, but I was hoping for true horizontal.

I notice that all of my other SOG fixed blades have kydex sheaths with much more "Grip". The Seal 2000 sheath is good, but the sheaths on the Gov-Tac and Tech Bowie are even better. Instead of wrapping around them circumferentially, they have two opposing "Leaves"that pinch together. I suppose though that these knives have more of a hilt for the leaves to grip. But regardless, I can shake the hell out of them and not have the knife come free.

Please post some photos of the finished product with any observations!
 
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If you have one of the newer SOG sheats there may be a SOG Logo instead of a mounting point. If you can't find a fitting hole for the screw, you simply can use a zip tie. I mounted TekLok's with zip ties on Kydex sheats before and they didn't come loose.

Nice setup Phil.
 
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