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Show me some handles and sheaths! Help me decide...

Discussion in 'Survive! Knives' started by Apocryphiliac, Jul 16, 2017.

  1. Apocryphiliac

    Apocryphiliac Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2017
    Trying to figure out what handles and sheaths I want to put on my GSO 13 and 3.5 pre-orders. I want to match them and mount them together, so the handles and sheaths should be the same colors. Dying to see some color combinations from the S!K fans here! Help a brother out?
     
  2. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    So I have lots of knife pictures, but few with the sheath for some reason. I'll see what else I can find. In the meanwhile, here's camo G10 with an aftermarket sheath that's very similar (or maybe the same) as the FDE

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  3. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    A couple more. Natural canvas and fde

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    Black canvas with black and Camo canvas with fde

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    There's a 4.1 in there with some sagewood leather. I think it's green canvas but not 100% sure as I bought it second hand. Also, another shot of the 3.5 camo g10 with the factory fde sheath this time, and the 2.7 natural/fde

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  4. Apocryphiliac

    Apocryphiliac Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2017
    Nice ones, Hard Knocks!

    Btw, here are the current handle options for pre-orders in the GSO 12:

    Natural Brown Canvas
    Green Canvas
    Black Canvas
    Camo Canvas
    OD Green Linen
    Black Linen
    Red Linen

    The 3.5 has those and also the following G10 options:
    Black G10
    Orange G10
    Ghost Jade G10
    3 Color Camo G10
    Black & Orange G10
    Black & Red G10
    Black & Blue G10

    I already have a few in natural canvas, one in jade G10, one in bone linen, and a couple on order in black canvas... tbh I wish there were some more options in the linen micarta. Love how that stuff feels. I guess that since I will match them, I'm going to most likely go with one of the three linen choices. Maybe the red? But it doesn't seem like it would match any of the sheaths very well.
     
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  5. Kyle363

    Kyle363 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Dec 11, 2016
    I picked red linen for my 4.1 it looks great with a black sheath. The red does tend to be a bit more pink than red since its matte but with a little buffing I can see it being bright red.
     
  6. Silver Needle

    Silver Needle

    Jul 14, 2014
    Here is my old spec (no texturing) red linen handle. Other than the pictured factory second, I ordered all black handles and black sheaths. Lately I've been liking the look of the lighter, natural micartas and the functionality of the orange g10.

    My original order with green kydex
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    Black
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    FDE
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    Aftermarket kydex, possibly close to S!K coyote
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  7. XtianAus

    XtianAus Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2016
    Red linen once worn out a bit like that^ loo
    ks even better than the brand new colour. Niceeeee!
     
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  8. Hard Knocks

    Hard Knocks Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 1, 2012
    I haven't tried any of S!K's linen. I tried some on a couple Bark Rivers but it was really slick. But maybe that was just the level of polish on them. I guess I should try some of Guy's with the texturing. I've always liked the look of the red linen/black sheath combination or even the red&black g10/black sheath combination. That's what one of my 5.1s was supposed to have, but there were fitment issues and I ended up going with black canvas instead. That was my attempt at branching out lol :D
     
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  9. Apocryphiliac

    Apocryphiliac Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2017
    Maybe the red is a bit too flashy for me... I like it a lot, but I tend to prefer more natural aesthetics over time. I love the natural canvas of S!K, so perhaps I will go with that + coyote or FDE sheaths, which on one hand seems a bit dull, but at the same time should look nice on the hip or on my pack, and I'll never get tired of looking at them. I can see this being my go-to duo for all camp outings, so I guess I don't want to try to go too splashy here.
     
  10. Apocryphiliac

    Apocryphiliac Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 18, 2017
    Maybe camo canvas so it's not the most boring color combo possible? lol. I have to decide soon, before the pre-orders end, but it's hard to do!
     
  11. Silver Needle

    Silver Needle

    Jul 14, 2014
    I don't think a natural handle with coyote sheath is too plain. It's a nice, neutral look and doesn't scream tactical ninja murder weapon. Camo is also good! Where camo micarta was common in the old spec line, camo g10 seemed pretty popular with the new spec. Really can't go wrong as long as you like it!
     

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