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Traditional Carry Systems / Methods

Discussion in 'Traditional Folders and Fixed Blades' started by Pinemoon, Jun 6, 2019.

  1. cjtamu

    cjtamu Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 6, 2018
  2. TheFactor

    TheFactor Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 26, 2015
    I always carry mine in a leather pocket slip . Stops it from flipping around in your pocket and keeps out most of the dust bunny’s and protects it .
    Here’s a couple of the many Hitch&Timber slips I own .
  3. 5K Qs

    5K Qs Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 20, 2014
    I like those slips, @TheFactor! :thumbsup::thumbsup::cool:
    I REALLY like that Case canoe with the quad-threaded bolsters!! :eek::thumbsup::thumbsup:

    - GT
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  4. TheFactor

    TheFactor Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 26, 2015
    Thank you kindly Sir :) @5K Qs
    That canoe is one of my favorites when I saw those bolsters I had to have it :thumbsup:
  5. Pinemoon

    Pinemoon Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 25, 2005
    Yes, as suggested, some solutions to your trapper problem here, first page
  6. SVTFreak

    SVTFreak Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 8, 2011
    I've used slips some, but I'm worried that over time theyll rub the finish weird on my customs. I know the leather is soft and tbe steel hard but it still worries me.
  7. TheFactor

    TheFactor Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 26, 2015
    I’ve hadn’t any issues but if anything you’ll get a little buffing like marks but easily clean up with some flitz . When I didn’t use them I would get fine scratch like marks that were harder to get out .
    But what bugged me the most without a slip was the knife flipping around in my pocket lol that’s just me though .
    I really like how if I forget and throw something else the same pocket it won’t scratch up the knife . As mentioned it really keeps it a lot cleaner to not nearly as much pocket lint and dust .
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  8. mrknife

    mrknife Gold Member Gold Member

    May 9, 2010
    im in scrubs on a monday-friday basis so knives go in a leather slip that comes with a clip. ive had smaller knives like a 14 slip out of the jeans pocket before but I luckily caught it. was in a taxi and might have lost it.
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  9. TheFactor

    TheFactor Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 26, 2015
    I’ve lost two knives early on when put in my watch pocket before I started using slips .
    Lesson learned !
  10. pinnah


    Jul 28, 2011

    I do the same thing but I run the seam up from the bottom and only go about 2.5" or 3" up from the bottom. This allows the knife to ride entirely concealed and more importantly, keeps the top end available above the seam so it is easy to grab WITHOUT the need of a lanyard.

    I carry my Buck 110, Opinel 9 or 10 and similar sized traditionals in this way.
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  11. Bigfattyt

    Bigfattyt Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 23, 2007
    I carry a pocket full (or thee).

    Usually I put one large slipjoint in my right front pocket, and two (a larger and smaller) in my left front pocket. The two in slip sheaths.



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  12. Pinemoon

    Pinemoon Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 25, 2005
    That's an interesting variation on the split pocket. Got a picture?
  13. joeradza

    joeradza Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 6, 2014
    Always a pleasure to see your work Dave. And as always, beautifully photographed.
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  14. Horsewright

    Horsewright KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 4, 2011
    Thank you sir!
  15. Daedric Panther

    Daedric Panther Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 27, 2019
    Thanks for the ideas guys! I look forward to trying some of those out with my trapper
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  16. sXePhenomenal

    sXePhenomenal Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 8, 2018
    Being a lover of leather I like carrying slips and belt pouches.

    Usually like to have a slipjoint in a slip in one of my pockets with a belt sheath on my right hip. Have a few knives that share a slip. Only knife that has a dedicated slip is my Case/Bose trapper. Beard and Owl makes some nice stuff. Matches the bone too
    Carry all of my Schrades and GEC 66 in this horween slip from Endustry Leather amazing quality even waterproofed for only $18
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    If I’m carrying my Colt I like have it on my RH side and a 153uh on my left if carrying vertically in its original sheath(matches my holster and the Schrade sheaths are surprisingly good quality) or if I’m carrying horizontal I use a Buffalo leather one and it goes on the front of my belt. Love a nice leather belt always wearing this beautiful Jackson Leather Work belt.
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    Recently acquired was this Max Capdebarthes sheath which I had been looking at and been recommended by a couple memebers : @Peregrin & @RayseM . Finally got a knife to put in it. Sadly even tho I got the one that fits a 5.1” closed knife it won’t fit my LB7 which I got for it to also use. Snap won’t go over the bloster far enough. That’s ok I have a nice old Diefenthal 409 coming to share the sheath. Like the options on carry for it ride high or low vertical or you could horizontal carry it.
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    Folding hunters I like a belt sheath for my 110 I use the USA Buck one which I think is very nice and I don’t remember where I got the one with the LB7. Thinking of getting the hitch and timber Buck belt for it sense the Max Capdebarthes didn’t fit it. The LB7 deserves a very nice home with a flap too!
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  17. black mamba

    black mamba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 21, 2009
    I've been carrying my new Waynorth Lambfoot in a leather GEC slip: it fits like a glove, yet is easy to draw out.

  18. cjtamu

    cjtamu Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 6, 2018
    After reading this bought some small slips for Kim to carry her fancy Mini Trapper. Decided to get the other sizes for me to try, and found I really like it. My GEC 66 is in one in my pocket right now. Going to look for some nicer slips, but these will do for now. That’s some beautiful leather @sXePhenomenal .
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  19. Railsplitter

    Railsplitter Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 31, 2010
    I recently discovered a new place to carry my SAK or any other knife that will fit in the Clip Slip.
  20. tiguy7

    tiguy7 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 25, 2008
    Erased my non-traditional post.
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2019

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