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Offline kiggy

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knife holsters
« on: December 23, 2016, 10:52:45 AM »
how do you carry knifes outside of tent?
I always wanted to make something to carry it over the shoulder on the chest.
made one yesterday using belt that came with ikea mattress
little awkward, but will redo after weekend trip


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Re: knife holsters
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2016, 11:22:51 AM »
some people like neck carry, I don't like it cause it gets in a way when I bend over.
I carry knives on the belt.

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Re: knife holsters
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2016, 11:27:38 AM »
I used to carry my mora on the belt, but I am lefthanded, and cut myself couple times, when pulling knife with cutting edge pointing forward

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Re: knife holsters
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2016, 11:29:14 AM »
Great bit of re-purposing.

Is there a limit to how big a knife can be before it gets too big for anything but a belt carry?

I have a heavy duty belt with a dangler knife sheath and home made holster for my Gransfors belt axe. I have to wear suspenders as well though or my pants fall down!
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Re: knife holsters
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2016, 11:44:24 AM »
I rarely cary anything bigger than a pocket knife, or a multi tool at the belt. When I carry a larger knife, it's on a secondary belt and then I have the multi tool on that belt as well. I use to carry big knife but don't need to anymore... That said I would love to get a Leuku in the 8-9" ...

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Re: knife holsters
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2016, 02:59:37 PM »
I use an old butcher knife to split fire wood. I made a scabbard for it with a piece of plastic sheet and duct tape.
 I hike with a staff (hoe handle) like we did when I was in Boy Scouts. I can attach the knife to a hoe handle to use as a spear for protection. In the winter I screw a harrow tooth into the hoe handle for chipping out fishing holes in the ice.
« Last Edit: December 24, 2016, 03:08:36 PM by chimpac »

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Re: knife holsters
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2016, 01:12:29 PM »
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A metal sheath is shown and is used when hiking with spear point screwed in.
A sheath is shown for the ice pick point with a pin to keep it on and also as a limit to the point penetrating the ground.
« Last Edit: December 27, 2016, 01:24:43 PM by chimpac »