Pros: Overall Quality, Durability, Carry Position
Better Than I Thought
Durable type Cordura. Not the flimsy stuff. Double stitched all around with finishing ribbon and well secured, well placed eyelets (Qty: 8). Multiple carry options is not hype with durable belt loop + drop loop and D-Ring linked with belt loop + several Molle straps w/ snaps + leg strap w/ loop on back side of sheath + spare tie-down loops in key spots. The pocket shown is big enough to hold the ubiquitous Altoids tin, or Sucrets tin, or whatever bundle you come up with within reason. Flap for pocket is Velcro adjustable for coverage. Bought three. All were the same high quality. Shipping was as advertised. Great service from Knife Center. So far I've slipped into the plastic liner (Kydex a maybe here) a Buck Ergo Hunter, a Schrade SCHF 42, a Puma White Hunter and a Puma Bowie, and a SOG Force. It's 1/4" thickness capable, but wraps around the 3/8" knives well enough. A few guesses until I dig through my son's knives to be sure, but it'll probably hold the Kabar/Becker BK-2/22, as well as 5 1/2"- 6" Schrade models like the SCHF 10 or 38. As mentioned in another review of the tan version, it will hold longer knives than the rated 5 1/2" length. The liner is not sealed at the bottom so 6" blades like the Puma's and the Force open up the bottom face as the knife tip penetrates. It works though because the Chicago screw holding the liner in the sheath is centered and doesn't interfere until over 6" from the top of the liner Not recommended for the classic 7" Kabar/Ontario/Other USMC type. Fully inserted they stick out past the plastic by about 1/8" to 1/4", depending on angle. You might get away with it if not fully inserted AND if you don't hit the Chicago screw . I have ideas on using leather or flex cutting board plastic to form welts/buffers to guide & keep the narrower profile knives more centered in the 2" inside width and round bottom plastic liner. I'm only giving this truthfully positive review because I just order two more, for a total of five, and have my share of this great sheath, and superior value. Hopefully I won't need more, because once the word gets out, these are going to fly off the shelves.