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Wearing A Sheath Without A Belt?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by vtvman, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. vtvman


    Mar 14, 2012
    While Im at home I like to lounge in a tshirt and basketball shorts while working in the backyard where I use my knife a lot. Normally I stick my knife and the sheath in my pocket where it falls out constantly. It hasnt really bugged me until today when I spent half an hour looking for my knife because I hadnt realized that it fell out while I was working.

    So my question to you guys is: What would be the best way to carry a knife with a belt loop sheath while wearing clothing that does not require a belt?
  2. RemyKaze

    RemyKaze Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 23, 2012
    ....put on a belt anyway?

    Or make a baldric/shoulder sling. Or carry it in your hand or pocket. You don't have many options except hanging from your body in some way.
  3. marcinek


    Jan 9, 2007
    Well, they do have these newfangled folding knives with pocket clips on them these days....

    If you are fixed blade guy....neck. (Or I suppose you could go "ankle sheath"! :D)
  4. camoninja


    Feb 11, 2007
    Just get a webbed rigger's belt like the soldiers where.
  5. BMLooker


    Mar 20, 2012
    Get a belt clip for it.
  6. CWL


    Sep 15, 2002
    If the knife is small enough to go in your pocket, it should be small enough to hang around your neck with some paracord -as long as it will sit snugly in the sheath.
  7. brets-ftw


    Sep 11, 2010
    duct tape the sheath to your leg
  8. FortyTwoBlades

    FortyTwoBlades Baryonyx walkeri Dealer / Materials Provider

    Mar 8, 2008
    just put some cord through the belt loop and wear it baldric-style.
  9. RevDevil

    RevDevil Super Evil Supermod Staff Member Super Mod

    Nov 9, 2009
    It seems rather odd wearing clothing that would not require a belt, yet wanting to carry an item that requires a belt sheath. What knife are you talking about?
    This! Hehe.
  10. fatherhudson


    Apr 3, 2012
    I actually really like knives strapped to the inside of my lower leg when i'm doing real work with them or whatnot. seems like they don't get in the way as much. go to your local hardware store or fabric store and you can make a strap in less than five minutes. i've brought a knife into a hardware/general store with me and the guys(and gal) were really cool and helped me experiment with a few different setups. of course that was in Alaska and everyone knew i was about to go on a month long sea kayaking trip in the wilderness . . so i guess location matters if you don't want to look like a nut.
  11. hiwa


    Jun 7, 2009
    I was just trying to come up with a rig the other day. A hardened leather flap inverted U-shape with a flap and snaps on the outside to attach a belt sheath. Flap fits inside the waistband between your underwear ( if any) and your shorts. As soon as I make it , Ill post it in this thread.

    Wearing a BDU belt on shorts I do not like , nor sheaths with clips. They pop out from shorts drawstrings/waistbands too easily. I've been considering other options. :)
  12. IUKE12


    Nov 25, 2005
    When I'm out in the back yard I will often grab my sheathed Esee 3 or 4 and tuck it inside the waistband at around 4 o'clock.
    Never had a problem with this informal carry and unless you are wearing gangsta pants I don't see why it wouldn't work.
  13. JBK2596


    Oct 7, 2010
    get yerr self some kydex witha clip for inda waist bandz:)
  14. pagey1973


    Mar 1, 2009
    Spyderco G clip.

    I attach it to the sheath for left handed carry, but carry it IWB on the right.


    edit: ^ or what he said!
  15. jbmonkey

    jbmonkey Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 9, 2011
    Interesting problem and one I've never had to think about. All my britches long and short have belt loops and I always wear a belt.

    Seems to me the gent who said tucking it in the waistband idea is on to something. should work well enough.
  16. Sithus1966


    Jan 24, 2008
    Well if you have belt loops but no belt, how about a dangler sheath with a clip like the one I had my brother make me.

  17. MikeH


    Oct 18, 2001
    I thought this was what "frogs" on sheaths were for.
  18. steel_leather


    Apr 18, 2012
    I would say get a carabiner and just clip it to your shorts by the pocket, that way its not going anywhere.
  19. gga357

    gga357 Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 3, 2007
    Suspenders of course.
  20. marcinek


    Jan 9, 2007
    So you had a knife strapped to the inside of your lower leg...while in a kayak. Convenient!

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