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SOG sheath

Discussion in 'SOG Specialty Knives' started by patrickjames, Mar 5, 2006.

  1. Phil Elmore

    Phil Elmore

    Feb 28, 2002
    That's where I don't follow you. I own an entire walk-in closet full of knives, many with Kydex sheaths. I don't see any functional difference between SOG's sheaths and any other manufacturer's sheaths. Yes, the design of some of them, like that first Pentagon sheath, was or is lacking, but the company is obviously working to improve those features on an ongoing basis. I don't see the issue.
     
  2. patrickjames

    patrickjames

    274
    Feb 11, 2006
    Since this tread started, I want to share another experience I had with with a Kydex sheath. I ordered and recieved a Mini Pentagon. When it came, I put it on my belt and tried to remove the knife. I stopped pulling when my belt was up around my neck. Then I removed the mini and sheath from my belt and tried to remove the knife from the sheath. I was pulling sooo hard that when it did come out, me trying to stop the motion, ended up stabing myself in the hand holding the sheath. Trying to keep this thread on the positive note I think you can send the seath in and have it adjusted.It worked out good for me I found I had a older Marbles seath the knife fit perfect in.Patrick
     
  3. Death's Head

    Death's Head

    Jul 26, 2005
    Just wanted to welcome you to bladeforums. I don't know sh*t about sheaths.
     
  4. patrickjames

    patrickjames

    274
    Feb 11, 2006
    Thank you .all things said :SOG are great blades!
    Patrick
     
  5. Normark

    Normark

    Nov 7, 1999
    Hey Guys...

    Well the way I look at it is this..

    I just bought a Styer Mannlicher in 300 Winchester Magnum.
    The rifle cost me about $1600.00CDN..

    Sure I could throw on a cheaper Tasco Scope and shoot cheap ammo out of it,, but the rifle deserves better..

    The Scope,, just like the sheath is a Very important part of the package.. If it's not right,, or doesn't fit the bill, and if it's something you like or need to carry,,why not have it done properly even if it costs a little more money..

    This rifle deserves a premium scope and premium ammo, because anything less,, well just isn't right.

    If you enjoy a particular knife,,or rely on it in a number of ways,,if the sheath isn't working for you,,why not contract out a professional like Phil did and get it done the way you want it done...

    Just my opinion on the subject..

    ttyle

    Eric....
     
  6. SIRGALANT

    SIRGALANT Banned BANNED

    Mar 16, 2005
    my thoughts exactly , thankyou very much!

    SIRGALANT
     
  7. Archer26

    Archer26

    287
    Oct 12, 2005
    Sorry Phil, but I must disagree, my archery EDC is a CS ODA, it has a great kydex sheath, twice now I've bought SOGs to replace it and both are sitting in a draw not being used. Nothing wrong with the knife, but the sheath is poor. Faults like the sheath scrapeing the finish off, the sheath coming detached from the belt when being drawn, and the sheath being ridged so is uncomfortable and impossible to get at are not minor faults.
    These knives have supoosed miltary use, how I don't know, the Recondo becomes detached from a web belt if you twist it!!
     
  8. SIRGALANT

    SIRGALANT Banned BANNED

    Mar 16, 2005
    i abosluetely agree
     
  9. SIRGALANT

    SIRGALANT Banned BANNED

    Mar 16, 2005
    i aboslutely agree with archer!

    SIRGALANT
     
  10. Normark

    Normark

    Nov 7, 1999
    Hey Guys...

    I agree with what Phil says..

    There are several issues that knife companys face with sheaths..One of the major problems is that they cannot please 100% of customers, 100% of the time..
    Each person that carries a knife,, likes to carry it a certain way..

    Some like big tactical type drop legs, others like danglers, yet others like high riders.
    I'am one of those that prefers a very rigid,high ride, close to the body type of sheath that doesn't move, bounce, and stays put on the draw. These are the type of sheaths I build..

    There are good points and bad points to each different type of sheath.You have to choose something that works for you, and is best suited for the job.

    What Spencer faces is trying to make as many people happy as possibly, with one sheath, without having to stock a warehouse of different types of sheaths. This is the problem Busse has faced, and has dealt with. The sheaths he(Spencer) provides in my opinion are pretty well designed, and most importantly are safe. Not what I like,, but who am I..

    Obviously not everyone is going to be 100% satisfied with a company's choice of design.

    That's where myself, as well as several other makers come into play.
    Each sheath maker has their own little niche market.
    Sure I could increase my sales, enlarging my custom base by offering drop leg tactical rigs, but thats not who I'am and not what I make. High ride concealment and belt rigs are my niche.

    For instance...

    SOG Seal 2000

    [​IMG]

    Not everyone likes them, but thats why there are other sheath makers. Each one is a specialist at what they do....

    To me,, the sheath works well..Rides the way I like it do, is safe and secure and does the job I need it to do..

    What Spencer provides with his sheaths is a safe, very usable sheath that works for 99% of the customers that buy his knives.

    The other 1% of customers that don't like the sheath,do one of several things, get rid of the knife, put up with the sheath, or have a custom made sheath that fits their needs better.

    ttyle

    Eric....
     
  11. Normark

    Normark

    Nov 7, 1999
    Archer...

    If you are interested in trading those drawer queens for some sheathing,,drop me a note..

    ttyle

    Eric...
     
  12. SIRGALANT

    SIRGALANT Banned BANNED

    Mar 16, 2005
    yes well , sogs kydex sheaths do none of the things i like , period . and i cant afford custom sheaths.
     
  13. Normark

    Normark

    Nov 7, 1999
    Hey Sirgalant...

    Which SOG knives do you have ??

    ttyle

    Eric...
     
  14. patrickjames

    patrickjames

    274
    Feb 11, 2006
    Mr.Normark I think I want to buy one of your sheath to fit my seal 2000. HOw can I get a hold of you.?Do you have a web page?Patrick
     
  15. Robbie Roberson

    Robbie Roberson

    Dec 27, 2003
    Eric is a great guy to deal with, and he makes excellent quality sheaths.

    Here is his web site......

    http://www.mnsi.net/~nbtnoel/


    Robbie Roberson ;)
     
  16. Normark

    Normark

    Nov 7, 1999
    Hey Guys...

    Robbie.. Thank you my friend....

    Patrick..

    No problem..You can follow the link in Robbie's post
    and you can email me here

    [email protected]

    Actually you can have thie sheath pictured above,, just have to put the eyelets on the other side for you..It is a left handed sheath at the moment..

    Thanks and looking forward in hearing from you..

    ttyle

    Eric....
     
  17. Maverick4546

    Maverick4546

    771
    Jan 18, 2006
    Hey Eric

    If you ever want a really nice website to sell your sheaths on then please let me know... will gladly swap ya for a leather sheath for my Tech Bowie II :)
     
  18. Normark

    Normark

    Nov 7, 1999
    Hey Maverick....

    Thanks for the offer,, however I don't make leather sheaths...

    ttyle

    Eric...
     
  19. SIRGALANT

    SIRGALANT Banned BANNED

    Mar 16, 2005
    normark i have a pentagon , mini pentagon , seal 2000 , government agent , and a desert dagger. i also have a zytel handled flash 2 clip point serrated , and a graphite handled clip point flash 2 with serrations. i used to have a seal pup but that has dissapeared.
     
  20. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 20, 2005
    I guess you all have noticed that SOG will be selling tactical nylon sheaths later on this year. Anyone know for which blades?

    Personally when I think of a sheath on a fixed blade, I think of leather and have a vision of a sheath such as produced for the Randall knives. I used to hate the nylon sheaths such as are common on Gerber blades, but they seem to work well. Kydex sheaths don't "fit" my vision of a sheath, but like everything else, I suspect I will come around to being accepting of them. The kydex material is very moldable and the sheath is generally rivetted together rather than sewed. But, it is a plastic and the rivets make sense. On the plus side, they are functional, can be produced at low cost, and I would suspect that storing the knife in the sheath will not impart any staining or other chemicals to the blade such as happens with leather. The hard finish of kydex would cause the finish to be rubbed off over time if it fits tight. We all want tight sheaths; just not too tight.

    I have little experience with kydex. Do they loosen up with use such as you see with leather?
     

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