Pros: Carry Position, None
Cons: Overall Quality, Durability
Check The Rivets
I recently purchased a 499 with included sheath. I love the knife, as I have wanted one since the 1980's, however, the sheath had a critical manufacturing error. One of the two top rivets was bent and only half secured on the back sheet metal protector. As a result, it came loose within about a week of use, causing a folded sheet metal upper corner which continued to peel back. I wanted to continue using it on a daily basis, so I improvised a solution. I removed all the sheet metal and all the stitching, and re-stitched it with one of the 7 inner strands of 550 cord and a broken fish hook. That's good enough for now, but I will be ordering another sheath so I don't have to worry about the razor sharp double-edged tip going through the leather and straight into my leg.