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Underarm carry knife setup
« on: March 11, 2013, 09:23:08 PM »
Matt made me this cool kydex upside down carry sheath for my bushtool. I sure they're are many who would not agree with this configuration but I wanted to share my thoughts and give a big shout out to Matt of MESH outdoors too. I wore this rig for 8 hours yesterday and pretty much forgot I was wearing it. Was against my skin under my tee. I really like it.

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« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2013, 09:29:51 PM »
That's pretty cool Creek :thumbsup:
I think that I would like something like that.
I know that Woods Women was looking for something similar for an alternative knife carry instead of belt carry.
Maybe she will see this.

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« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2013, 09:51:33 PM »
Thanks Bear, I think I'm going to get really used to it. Matt did a great job. I had no worries carrying the knife throughout the day. Was surprisingly comfortable....and easy to get to as long as your shirt isn't tucked in :)

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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2013, 10:01:29 PM »
Looks like a cool way to wear a knife, and more convenient than typical neck carry. I have a kershaw that came in a similar rig. Congrats on the cool sheath! :thumbsup:
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Re: Underarm carry knife setup
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2013, 10:12:10 PM »
It is indeed a cool idea.

Before I knew better, I paid for paracord harnesses.

Now I make my own. LOL. Such a simple thing to make. Very handy, too. Not difficult at all.

Only problem I've found is finding kydex to make my own sheaths. Hard to source locally. Usually either have to order it or trade for it.

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« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2013, 10:19:57 PM »
That's cool creek, I like it a lot better after seeing it than I would have thought.  "Long live bushcraft"... you're gonna start a new trend!

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« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2013, 06:28:21 AM »
Neat. Really cool stuff!

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« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2013, 06:46:27 AM »
I like that!  I think you could carry a heavier blade that way as well.
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« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2013, 07:04:07 AM »
Only problem I've found is finding kydex to make my own sheaths. Hard to source locally. Usually either have to order it or trade for it.

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Re: Underarm carry knife setup
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2013, 07:07:02 AM »
That looks great Creek I think I would like to try that setup and orientation on a pack strap.

Props to Matt on a great sheath with some serious retention.
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Re: Underarm carry knife setup
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2013, 07:38:03 AM »
Interesting way to carry a knife. Reminds me of shoulder holster setups I have for my pistols. I have never carried a knife that way though.  I may have to try it & see how I like it.
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Thanks for sharing the video, & the carry method!
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Re: Underarm carry knife setup
« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2013, 08:02:10 AM »
Its good to have options.


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Re: Underarm carry knife setup
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2013, 04:47:39 PM »
I enjoyed your video and the method of carrying your knife, Creek! :thumbsup:  You mentioned moving the 'cord-locks' to get them out of the way in your adjustable neck cord and I thought maybe you might be interested in the way I did my adjustable paracord binocular strap.  It's exactly the same idea as you are using, but no cord-locks are needed.  It's very secure, not bulky, keeps it's adjustment-length very well and adjusts easily!

I know that you mentioned in another thread that you are 'knot-challenged', but the Grapevine Bend or Double Fisherman's Knot is tailor-made for this application and it really is very simple to tie. Just pull the two portions of the knot father apart to shorten the overall length of the harness or pull them closer together to lengthen it.   You can get rid of the cord-locks altogether and it works just as well, if not better, with less bulk.  Just watch this a couple of times and it'll be yours!

http://www.animatedknots.com/doublefishermans/index.php?LogoImage=LogoGrog.jpg&Website=www.animatedknots.com

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« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2013, 05:01:55 PM »
I believe that's the same knot that JONTOK used on the shoulder sling that he sent along with the knife I won.
It works very well 8).
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Re: Underarm carry knife setup
« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2013, 05:03:53 PM »
Poachers knots work good too.. I have them on my neck knives cords...Almost the same knot as that Double fishermans...
Thnx Wolfy...
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« Reply #15 on: March 12, 2013, 05:15:52 PM »
Poachers knots work good too.. I have them on my neck knives cords...Almost the same knot as that Double fishermans...
Thnx Wolfy...
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Re: Underarm carry knife setup
« Reply #16 on: March 12, 2013, 06:47:59 PM »
Thanks guys, I have a setup knotted like that. Gonna get this one fixed like that too.

Knot challenged...

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« Reply #17 on: March 12, 2013, 07:44:08 PM »
Wolfy, the double fishermans knot works perfect. I went ahead a strung it and It's a vast improvement...and I learned something. Here are a few picks. I did use a pair of pliars to really tighten the knots. Threw in a pic of my loverly pouch too :)

Right from the start it removes some bulk



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« Reply #18 on: March 13, 2013, 07:38:34 AM »
I'm really happy to hear you gave that knot a try and it worked out for you, but I forgot to mention one thing to beware of.   If you pull them together like the knot is intended to end up (as in the animation), you most likely won't be able to separate them again or untie it either, for that matter! :doh:

The guy who hunts deer with me borrowed my binoculars to look at a deer we were watching and slipped the neck cord over his sweatshirt hood, but to do that he extended the length to where the knots were jammed tightly together.   I had tightened my knots with pliers just like you did too, but I had also trimmed the cord ends real short and burned them besides!   Needless to say, I had to cut the old neckstrap off and make a new one. :chopwood:

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« Reply #19 on: March 13, 2013, 07:59:22 AM »
The upgraded model looks great. I am also glad to see you conquered the knots.
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« Reply #20 on: March 13, 2013, 08:15:56 AM »
Thanks for sharing this idea. I get a little nervous hanging a heavier knife upside down, but it's probably because I don't have enough experience with Kydex to trust it. Definitely looks interesting, like an inverted Baldric rig.

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« Reply #21 on: March 13, 2013, 10:40:17 AM »
Tim (UTC), I am glad you like the sheath.  I was skeptical about the underarm carry until I tried it on and I got to say that I liked how it felt.  I don't always like neck knives and I hate belt knives.  As I mentioned in MnS thread, I usually, end up carrying my sheath knives in my pants pocket.  Right now, I am building a sheath that I can carry under my arm like this one.

Keep it enjoying your sheath!
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Wolfy, the Double Fisherman's knot will be used for sure on my rig.   ;)
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« Reply #22 on: March 13, 2013, 10:46:38 AM »
Love it Matt! Thanks again.

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« Reply #23 on: March 16, 2013, 10:15:54 AM »
Nice set up and great work by Matt.
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« Reply #24 on: March 16, 2013, 07:59:35 PM »
any pics of this setup? i see the pics with the paracord, but it isn't being worn. i can't view video and would love to see how this looks in use
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« Reply #25 on: March 16, 2013, 08:19:15 PM »
very comfortable. i wear it under my shirt. Figured I'd save ya some visual pain :)





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« Reply #26 on: March 19, 2013, 07:21:13 AM »
awesome setup creek!
i wore an outfit similar to that for years with never a problem :)
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« Reply #27 on: April 14, 2013, 09:23:48 PM »
The sheath and all that is cool and all but WHEN THE HELL DID YOU CUT YOUR HAIR????
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« Reply #28 on: April 15, 2013, 04:33:51 AM »
lol..I donated it the day after Thanksgiving..
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« Reply #29 on: April 15, 2013, 07:26:18 AM »
lol..I donated it the day after Thanksgiving..

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« Reply #30 on: April 15, 2013, 10:29:09 AM »
I am getting tired of everyone calling me pretty now though  :rofl:

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« Reply #31 on: April 15, 2013, 12:28:07 PM »
I am getting tired of everyone calling me pretty now though  :rofl:

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« Reply #32 on: April 17, 2013, 04:10:34 PM »
I like the over the shoulder carry set up too.    I will do that when I am carrying a longer knife and  When is it cold out and I am all bundled  up.  That is a great way to carry your blade and easy to get at and put away.

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« Reply #33 on: April 17, 2013, 04:24:14 PM »
Bryan, I have found it to be the most comfortable and discrete carry method I own. Having the blade positioned in such a way takes a little time to develop confidence in. I'm actually sending a sharpfinger to Matt now to have him fix it up in the same manner. I've carried the bushtool for more than several hours on a couple outings and have taken it down the river twice. The key is the kydex and the craftsmanship I'm sure. The kydex provides retention like nothing else I've ever used. Matt's pretty good at molding it too. Really has helped me streamline my kit when mobility is an issue.

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« Reply #34 on: April 18, 2013, 08:46:36 AM »
I agree with ya.  It is a comfy way to carry.  Kydex is such a neat sheath making material.
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« Reply #35 on: April 18, 2013, 12:16:34 PM »
i thought about doing this myself, but i don't like how the top cordage digs into your neck. that would drive me crazy... ???

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