So classes have started and I decided I should try to get the basics of the new sheath review up on here. Iíll try to get pictures sometime soon but I only have a couple for now that Iíll add of the details and of the sheath attached to my CamelBak in the vertical position, which is one of my favorite ways to carry a fixie in the woods.
The new sheath design incorporated almost all of the ideas Jared and I discussed at BLADE and it is a HUGE improvement in versatility over the original models. The straps on this particular model also fit around my PryBar handle, which has the super thick Strider wrap on the handle. This is kind of a problem since the straps will allow an unwrapped handle to fall through. I have a couple of ideas on how to fix this if Jared is interested. The back of the sheath has a long vertical strap that runs most of the length of the sheath and closes with a snap on the bottom of the sheath. Two straps run horizontally across the sheath and are MOLLE compatible and allow the user to slide the long strap under any combination of them to allow for some great versatility in attachment. The belt loop is under the long strap on the back of the sheath, which is one thing I would change to improve the already great design. I would make a more rigid loop that is slightly larger and make it into the sheath mold, or basically a split in the back of the sheath that forms the belt loop. Where the snap attaches the long strap to the sheath there is a small flap that the snap is attached to the sheath with. I originally thought this would not be the best but after using it, it has proven to be a nice little touch that, if carried vertically, allows the knife to slip down an extra half inch or so. Nice touch Jared
This is made from the shell of one of the original sheaths so I wonít really go into the rest of it since Jared talked like that will probably change as more changes are made and it gets closer to production. As far as the attachability and versatility go, this new sheath rocks
Pictures won't upload right now for some reason. It gives me an error when I select them from my laptop so well try again soon.