Sheath question for TGLB

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by coyotebc, Aug 3, 2014.

  1. coyotebc


    Jan 26, 2005
    So my credit card just got dinged for my very first Busse Combat knife (longtime SYKCO owner)
    This TGLB will be a user and I am thinking of a Spec-Ops sheath for it.
    My question is other than the pouch what is the difference between the Combat Master and the Basic sheath?

    My main concern is does one have better knife retention than the other?

    I will be mostly wearing the knife on my belt.
    I will be using it hiking, riding a quad and truck(getting in and out of truck wearing knife)

  2. RussMo


    Apr 1, 2007
    There really is not much difference in the two sheaths just a few little cosmetics. Knife Retention is exactly the same Bro!!! I have a number of Spec-Ops both short and long sheaths they wear great and can be cleaned up quit easily.
  3. Aias


    Aug 1, 2012
    I have the master; it's a fine sheath; retention is secured by the strap with the snap. I've used it and it is quite good. Ultimately I went with leather... and loved it.
  4. magnus617


    Sep 2, 2013
    Azwelke makes a kydex fitted to the tglb to replace the plastic piece that comes with the sheath. You could also just heat up the existing plastic and try to form it to the knife on your own. With either way it will help with retention of the knife without using the sheath strap. I would lean towards azwelke's for better retention.
  5. elof_alv

    elof_alv Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 13, 2009
    Basic aside from belt loops and the eyelet/leg retention cord and has only 3 webbing strips on the front and that's all, and the insert is fixed in place by the eyelet.
    Combat Master has Mole compatible webbing running the length of the blade portion of the sheath on the back, eyelets on the edges of the sheath, and a screw holding the plastic insert, and then the pouch.
    CM version has a few more easy attachement options than the basic model
  6. coyotebc


    Jan 26, 2005
    Thanks guys
  7. Hindsight

    Hindsight Moderator Moderator

    Dec 8, 2011
    Congrats on the new blade. Either sheath will work great.
  8. tuica

    tuica Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2013
    I had good results in heating the kydex on this sheath using boiling water. Was able to custom fit (especially the opening), to hold my TGLB with just the retention I wanted...Good Luck...Cheers.
  9. Garth Reckner

    Garth Reckner Moderator Moderator

    Dec 13, 2004
    The SpecOp sheaths are great. I have used both with no issues. I have pretty much switched over to the master cause I like having the pouch but both get the job done just fine.

  10. coyotebc


    Jan 26, 2005
    Well I ordered the combat Master today
    Now I have to wait and see which gets here first
  11. Garth Reckner

    Garth Reckner Moderator Moderator

    Dec 13, 2004
    Excellent choice.


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