What's the Secret for Gun / Knife Carry?

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    What's the Secret for Gun / Knife Carry?

    My Cold Steel sheath is 1&3/4" x 1/8" and my Ka-Bar sheath is 2" x 3/16". My gun belt is too thick for either. Of particular interest are replies from those who carry either of these two knives.
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    I just carry my knife in my pocket. Particularly the watch pocket of jeans if I'm wearing them. That might not be the answer you're looking for though.
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    Sorry I don't quite understand your question.

    Are you wanting to know about carrying Cold Steel and Ka Bar fixed blade knives or gun and knife carry in general?

    A good leather belt can solve some problems of concealed carry. Some of the holster maker sponsors of DC sell belts designed for that very purpose. I hope this helps you somewhat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pistology View Post
    My Cold Steel sheath is 1&3/4" x 1/8" and my Ka-Bar sheath is 2" x 3/16". My gun belt is too thick for either. Of particular interest are replies from those who carry either of these two knives.
    Sounds like you need to seek the services of a custom sheath maker.

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    Oh, those are fixed blades...

    I guess pocket carry would be out of the question then. My carry knife is a switchblade/folder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crzy4guns View Post
    Sorry I don't quite understand your question.

    Are you wanting to know about carrying Cold Steel and Ka Bar fixed blade knives or gun and knife carry in general?

    A good leather belt can solve some problems of concealed carry. Some of the holster maker sponsors of DC sell belts designed for that very purpose. I hope this helps you somewhat.
    I have a good, leather gun belt for my gun holster. I just don't know how to add a knife. I can clip the Cold Steel to my pants under the belt because the belt loop of its sheath is open at the bottom forming a clip. But the Ka-Bar has no clip - just two slots. The belt is too thick to carry either of these knives, at all. How can I add the Ka-Bar to my carry rig?
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    I see now. Maybe one of the custom holster makers can make you a pouch or a sheath that slides on your belt and leaves the top half of your knife exposed for a quick draw. Pure Kustom makes a lot of different items in leather, perhaps you could try there first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crzy4guns View Post
    I see now. Maybe one of the custom holster makers can make you a pouch or a sheath that slides on your belt and leaves the top half of your knife exposed for a quick draw. Pure Kustom makes a lot of different items in leather, perhaps you could try there first.
    For concealed carry of defensive knives I'd recommend Kydex over leather.
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    There are many other makers out there. These are just a few off the top of my head.

    Quote Originally Posted by Pistology View Post
    I have a good, leather gun belt for my gun holster. I just don't know how to add a knife. I can clip the Cold Steel to my pants under the belt because the belt loop of its sheath is open at the bottom forming a clip. But the Ka-Bar has no clip - just two slots. The belt is too thick to carry either of these knives, at all. How can I add the Ka-Bar to my carry rig?
    Is your Ka-Bar a TDI? If so, I think they make a clip that can be attached to your sheath. Is the clip on the Cold Steel sheath removable? If it is, you could drill a couple of holes and use a small Tek-Lok or an IWB loop instead.

    The best solution would be to have custom sheaths made.

    Or you could buy some Kydex and make your own belt attachment.

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    I see the light now unloved! Those are some good looking sheaths.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crzy4guns View Post
    I see the light now unloved! Those are some good looking sheaths.
    Yeah, there's a lot of talented people working in polymer these days.
    People do some amazing and beautiful things with leather, but IMO Kydex (or Concealex) is best for utilitarian concealed carry purposes.

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    Another vote for On/Scene Tactical, I have one of their sheaths for a CRKT and it's much more user friendly than the original.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unloved View Post
    Is your Ka-Bar a TDI? If so, I think they make a clip that can be attached to your sheath. Is the clip on the Cold Steel sheath removable? If it is, you could drill a couple of holes and use a small Tek-Lok or an IWB loop instead.

    The best solution would be to have custom sheaths made.

    Or you could buy some Kydex and make your own belt attachment.

    It is a TDI. Thanks for the links. I found the clip, too. And belt-fed Spyderco - pretty cool, eh?
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    Here's another option for the TDI. In-Fight Access kydex available through MDTS:
    https://mdtstraining.com/store.php?c...on=show_detail

    Oh and not sure what Cold Steel you have but they have some for a couple of them:
    https://mdtstraining.com/store.php?crn=222&start=1
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    Quote Originally Posted by mchasal View Post
    Here's another option for the TDI. In-Fight Access kydex available through MDTS:
    https://mdtstraining.com/store.php?c...on=show_detail

    Oh and not sure what Cold Steel you have but they have some for a couple of them:
    https://mdtstraining.com/store.php?crn=222&start=1
    These are nice! Thanks for linking. I hadn't heard of this company.

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