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hey everyone, I'm looking for ideas for concealed fix blade carry, and I'd like to see how you guys carry your fixed blades. so post em up if you got em
 

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Posting pictures of a concealed knife would sort of be an oxymoron, don't you think?
 

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Ken_McCarty said:
hey everyone, I'm looking for ideas for concealed fix blade carry, and I'd like to see how you guys carry your fixed blades. so post em up if you got em
You can find that in the Blade Discussion Forum. I'm moving this thread there.
 
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Ken_McCarty said:
hey everyone, I'm looking for ideas for concealed fix blade carry, and I'd like to see how you guys carry your fixed blades. so post em up if you got em
Hi Ken, I spent most of the past year working on designing and sourcing manufacturing for carry options that make it easier for people to carry fixed-blades with them instead of leave them at home.

The complete webpage with a lot of pics and some video is here.
http://www.hideawayknife.com/carryoptions.php

The first 5 options in blue font going down the vertical black column are for any fixed blade - they do not require a HideAway. I need to make that more obvious next rev of my website and separate them out. Right now you can see all the pics on that page above, and order them at the bottom of the list of things on "I want one".

Some new news is that one of the options, the Ripp-Cord, is going to be shipped with every new fixed blade design that a knife company will be shipping. I need to find out when I can say which one.

I like the SheathSticks the best because they are very sneaky OSS-like and it makes me feel like Houdini to draw from under-the-collar. Besides that it is probably one of the few practical high-line forms of knife carry that exist (any others out there?).

Seems like most people use them for inside-the-jacket-pocket draw. You can see that picture by clicking on the left side ribs of the blue (male) mannequin.

These are the 4 styles:
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For size ref, all styles are smaller than a dime.

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The lady in Colucci's avatar has a concealed knife somewhere. ;)

Check out Bud Nealy's site to see his MCS carry system, which affords a host of generally accepted methods, all in one kit.

Look at Bob Dozier's horizontal kydex rig for belt carry that I find very useful with a loose shirt over it.

Long paracord on a neck knife, done figure eight around the shoulders offers the poor man's version of a shoulder rig. Some might consider it nicer, in the event you need to ditch it. Just cut the cord - less 'splainin' to do, rather than being caught with a whole rig strapped to your person under your shirt.
 
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*should have been more specific with reasoning*

when you go to websites, you see people wearing the rigs on the outside of the clothes, and 9 times out of 10, they are toned military types.. I'm not a toned military type. in the real world, a lot of us have beer guts, or arent exactly trim. so I wanted to see what kind of stuff people carry thier fixed blades in, how they rode, and how concealable they are in the real world. Thanks for the links though guys.. I checked them out, but I'm looking more along the lines of a 3-5 inch bladed knife to be concealed.
 
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If you go to the Usualsuspects forum (www.usualsuspect.net you have to register) there is a harness made by a guy on there that is very simple and allows carry of a small to medium fixed blade in shoulder carry where the knife is carried under the offside arm. They are called the merc harness and the makers handle is mercop and the thread is in the personal preparedness forum. I dismissed it until I actually tried one out and I am quite impressed.
 

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he is actually on here to. Just look under BST Gear he is selling some now. :)
 

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When I carry a fixed blade, (either a Cold Steel 6" Tanto, or a Camillus CUDA CQB-1), I carry them IWB, strong-side hip, in a concealex/kydex holster, attached via a belt loop. That method works very well for me.
 

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sorry. Yeah Mercops stuff. It is listed under gadgets and gear for sale. Greay guy to do business with ;)
 
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A long time ago I used an upside down-off arm carry for a large fixed balde. I used a long piece of paracord in a figure eight pattern with the cord crossing in the back. Worked well, was confortable and easily concealed under a untucked loose shirt.
 

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I use a bicycle inner tube cut in a 3 inch length and stretched over my kydex knife sheath. Then I carry it IWB.

Stays put extremely well, and yet I can move it around whenever I want easily to get it in the most confortable position at any time.

Simple and effective.
 
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I have this thing, it says "Trufit" on it. It's an elastic band that is supposed to be used to help heal tennis elbow(at least that's what my brother tells me).

Its a band, that has a loop at one end and you pass the other end through that. Where it folds over in the loop, that's where I put my CRKT Carcajou. It has a (sp) polyurithane sheath and has a belt clip, so I just clip it on(tip up).

It's fairly comforatble if you put it on the right place and you don't make it too tight. If you jump, or take a hard step, it'll feel like its slipping down but it doesn't.
 
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Can't believe I just found this. For those that mentioned me thanks for the props. The mercharness can be used with any fixed blade that has a kydex sheath with holes in it. You can carry it strong or weakside. Right now I carry a Spydie Lum or Camillus CQB strongside off duty. On duty I carry a La Griffe weakside soon to be replaced by a Hideaway. It is worn under the vest straps and over the armor. I carry it weakside because I have BUG on the other. It is one size fits all and can be adjusted while it is on. I can even conceal the CQB under a t-shirt. They are $10 shipped and can be had in black, OD or tan. Several names are T&Eing or useing them. I will let them comment. Here is a pic.
 

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A basic IWB works best, easy to access and re-sheath when needed. This Safari Skinner is invisible under a shirt. Sheath by Eric of OnScene.

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