Some folks are knife snobs. It’s got to be a mastadon-handled, damascus-bladed, acid-etched knife that costs about $350 and comes with a sheath made from the lining of baby seal tear ducts. I can’t do that. I appreciate a high-quality, aesthetically pleasing, custom made knife as much as the next guy…I really do. ANd if you can afford such things, more power to you…no class envy from me. But when I’m off hunting or fishing, I don’t want something that I have to worry about losing. I want something I can bang around, hammer with a rock, use to dig holes, and just generally abuse the snot out of it. For the money, I’ve found the Glock knives to meet those needs. However, as I said, I’m not a snob…I’ve a few others I like as well. About the only thing I won’t carry is some Made In China/Pakistan piece of crap. Some Japanese knives are quite nice, and I don’t have many reservations about buying them….however, when I can, I try to buy American. If I’m not using the Glock knife, I carry one of the Becker Knife & Tool (BK&T) knives. I like them, they seem sturdy as heck, but they come with utterly craptacular sheaths. I was told this was purposeful…the company figured you were going to go buy an aftermarket sheath anyway, so they send along a crappy sheath so your purchase price is mostly about the knife rather than the sheath.
I’ve been having a tough time finding a sheath I liked for these knives. The fuys at SpecOps make a sheath that looks very good and that I’d like to try, their Combat Master series of sheaths. They look pretty good but I was hoping to find something in Kydex, which I’ve started to come to prefer for most situations where things get wet and dirty. Hadn’t really seen anything that looked promising until I stumbled across this outfit. They already have most of the BK&T knives on -hand to use as templates for sheaths, so I can just tell ‘em I need a couple sheaths for my BK-7′s and that’ll be that. As soon as I can scratch up some coin I’ll be ordering a sheath and posting about it. However, if anyone else knows a good source for ready-made Kydex sheaths for the BK&T series of knives, I’d like to hear about it.