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RMD Kydex Sheath with PSK Holder

Discussion in 'Swamp Rat Knives' started by Muttley, Mar 22, 2016.

  1. Muttley

    Muttley

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    Mar 22, 2016
    Hi guys, new to Swamp Rat knives and a new RMD owner in waiting. I'm looking for a kydex sheath that I can affix a pouch to hold a Altoids PSK tin. I know Esee has one that I've looked at and Best Glide has something that may work. http://www.bestglide.com/personal_survival_kit_holder.html
    I was wondering if you guys had any other ideas along this line? Thanks for the help.
     
  2. chiral.grolim

    chiral.grolim Universal Kydex Sheath Extension Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2008
    Another one is the Condor MA45 'i-Pouch':

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    It has a pocket for the tin in the front, a largeer zip-pouch behind for hone, compass, cell-phone, emergency blanket, etc. It's a bit bulky vs just a tin-pouch, but can manage a lot more. It has its own MOLLE-strap or can be easily tied onto a sheath.

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    Re: sheaths, as long as it has holes along one side, it can accept paracord to tie pouches to it. However, a pancake-style sheath may be preferred. The ESEE pouch has to be screwed or tied onto the sheath (here's mine tied on an azwelke R9 sheath)

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  3. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    Al Welke (azwelke.com) has a pancake RMD sheath that he describes as 'set esee 5/6'

    I was talking with Al about it because I wanted to see if the esee pouch would line up on that sheath. He said it was set to take the molle back attachment. My THOUGHT is that an esee pouch should line up so that it can be screwed on, but I HAVE NOT confirmed that. I do not think there would be any trouble attaching the esee pouch to that sheath with cordage, however, so it should work in that manner just as chiral.grolim showed in his pics.

    I'll bet he would space the eyelets for you if you order the sheath through him and put a pouch in his hands, he's a good guy to work with :thumbup:
     
  4. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    This picture from the river site, of an esee sheath with both molleback and pouch attached through the same holes, makes me think the pouch will fit Al's sheath with the 5/6 set.

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  5. Muttley

    Muttley

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    Mar 22, 2016
    Those look great! I have that same Condor pouch that I EDC on my belt. I can be a bit of a pack rat and take things I don't really need. I might be concerned about loading that condor up and it being too bulky. I may give it try when everything comes in to see how I like it. Could you post a pic of how you have that Condor tied up with that MOLLE?
    I also did some searching and found this thread. http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php/1213232-Show-the-additions-to-your-Sheaths
    I like the way WorldWood did his sheath also.
    Thanks again guys for helping the newbie out with first fixed blade set up. I appreciate it!
     
  6. Muttley

    Muttley

    8
    Mar 22, 2016
    This also looks like a good way to go. Another question I was thinking about using a Tec-Lok and using to carry scout style. Pros or cons with this? Thanks
     
  7. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    Tec-loks work great if you like high ride (I do in some circumstances but many don't). I haven't warmed up to scout carry, but the teklok gives you that option. It's a good attachment.

    I ordered an rmd sheath set esee 5/6 from Al, and a couple more esee pouches, so in a couple of weeks I should know if that's going to work.
     
  8. Muttley

    Muttley

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    Mar 22, 2016
    Thanks, I'd love to hear an update after you try them.
     
  9. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    I liked it so much I totally hijacked it :D WW sold that setup, I wish I had found it on the exchange before the buyer.

    You bet, be glad to.
     
  10. azwelke

    azwelke azwelke.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 12, 2007
    Thank You ;) Yes the pouch fits the same hole set up as the esee 5/6 molle back :)


     
  11. chiral.grolim

    chiral.grolim Universal Kydex Sheath Extension Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2008
    I can add that the very first kydex sheath i owned came from Al specifically formed to allow attachment of the ESEE pouch and molle-back, for an HRLM :thumbup:

    Regarding the Condor, I'll try to take a pic this weekend, but I attach it one of two ways:

    1) paracord/string laced through the molle-loops and holes of the sheath (hard to see in a pic anyway)
    2) I cut and drill a piece of plastic to go across the front of the sheath to allow attachment via the snap-strip on the MA45 pouch. One can also use a belt-clip.

    Re: scout carry, is there a particular reason you'd like to carry that way? I prefer to carry the knife at my side where I can more easily get at it and also put it back - a sheath behind my back is a danger.
     
  12. Muttley

    Muttley

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    Mar 22, 2016
    Sorry guys got my terms mixed up. I meant "cross draw". Also I would mainly be carrying this the RMD while backpacking. I'm not sure if carrying "cross draw" would get in the way or be uncomfortable or not. Like I said I'm a newbie for fixed blades and don't have any experience with carrying them. Thanks
     
  13. chiral.grolim

    chiral.grolim Universal Kydex Sheath Extension Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2008
    Does your pack have a strap?
    If so, and you want to carry cross-draw beneath that strap, I have something that might interest you in my sig-line, and here is a video of an older version (skip to 6:44 if it doesn't do it for you):

    [video]https://youtu.be/COKvk-AcNzk?t=6m44s[/video]

    It's a sheath "extension" that will allow you to carry your RMD (or just about any other knife with an appropriate sheath) in a variety of different ways, including cross-draw, and it is tek-lok compatible, although i recommend a leather belt-loop (included) for anything going under a strap.
     
  14. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    Thanks for confirming that. I can't find our conversation, and I had it in my head that there was a question as to whether the pouch had the exact same spacing as the molle back. I hope you didn't think I was questioning something we had already discussed, so hard to get all internet conversations conveyed correctly :)

    I'm looking forward to getting that sheath in, it's always fun fooling with setups. Now if I can only get chiral to quit being such a generous fellow long enough to sell me some UKEs I'll be all set :D
     
  15. Muttley

    Muttley

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    Mar 22, 2016
    Looks like a great set up. Yes my pack does have a strap. It's a ULA Circuit. So your extension would allow you to carry "cross draw" but slightly below the belt line?
     
  16. chiral.grolim

    chiral.grolim Universal Kydex Sheath Extension Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2008
    Yes.
    And if you decide to carry strong-side straight, it can do that. And if you decide you want it lower/dangler-style, it can do that. And if you want it to ride higher but not so high as with just the tek-lok attached to the sheath, it can do that. And if you want to clip it to the hip-strap, it comes with a clip for that. Height adjustable, angle-adjustable, various carry-styles, compatible with belt-clips and leather belt-loops and tek-loks and molle-loks and... USA-made, really low cost. *shrug* Lots of pics in the link in my sig-line. But they only come in black, for now.
     
  17. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    I got Al's sheath in today. The esee pouch fits really nice and I added a uke 2.0 from chiral.grolim. I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out.

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    UKE, sheath, and pouch, preassembly. I chose to drill and set an eyelet, but could have used the esee adapter piece that chiral includes if that hadn't been an option.

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    I decided to remove the paracord dangler and go with the drop loop.

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    Last edited: Apr 19, 2016
  18. elof_alv

    elof_alv Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2009
    Nice rig HK! :thumbup:
     
  19. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    Thanks elof!

    The tin draws out of the pouch nice and easy, too. Al has the eyelets spaced down far enough that the flare of the kydex where it accepts the handle of the knife doesn't interfere.
     
  20. chiral.grolim

    chiral.grolim Universal Kydex Sheath Extension Gold Member

    Dec 2, 2008
    HK,
    Did I not send the belt-clips with the UKE's? There are screws on the clips for hard-mounting the belt-loop as well - you shouldn't need to cut apart the eyelets on the leather to make it work.... unless that's just what you wanted to do... perhaps I'll stop mounting the screws to the clips, in case other people are also not noticing this. :eek:
     

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