Tactical Knife Sheath Accessories: Belt Loop Extenders, Drop Sheaths, Thigh Sheaths by Jay Fisher
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- Berta Jain
- December 8, 2022
These are not just for very large knives; I’ve learned from US Marines that a lower position on the thigh is often the most convenient place to wear even smaller fixed blade knives. So I offer EXBLX, the Extra length Belt Loop Extenders which have anchor straps around the thigh, just above the knee. This knife leg wrap from Blue Reef is also made out of neoprene like the other two of our examples, so it comes with the same kind of comfort and durable construction. At our webshop we have a selection of thigh holsters with a MOLLE platform.
No, but it certainly is a nice piece of equipment to have and there’s no denying that it’s the best way to carry your knife while swimming. This holster is constructed out of a durable and yet soft nylon neoprene rubber with added slip-resisting materials. In other words, the holster manages to be durable, safe, and ergonomic all at the same time. The knife wrap allows you to attach a knife sheath, with an added soft padded layer being placed in between the sheath and the leg. The Velcro straps are fully adjustable so you can place the holster on whichever part of your leg you desire. The Blue Reef knife holster ergonomically wraps around your leg with twenty seven inches of length and is secured by means of two quick adjust Velcro straps.
In the vertical component, at the bottom of the UBLX is usualy a sharpener pocket. This houses a folding diamond pad sharpener, just right for small touch-ups of the knife blade cutting edge. It’s not carried; it doesn’t hold, embrace, or coddle the knife and sheath with rope, cord, weak eyelets or any of the inferior contrivances used by most other knifemakers and all manufacturers. The sheath is firmly and solidly mounted to the UBLX with stainless steel machine screws. In rigidly mounting, the sheath is fixed to the web frame of the UBLX. The belt is threaded through the belt loop opening, and the sheath and knife are located to a lower position.
The hook and loop is not what secures the UBLX to the sheath, the stainless steel flat straps are. The stainless steel flat straps are attached to the knife sheath at the welts with 8-32 thread stainless steel mechanical fasteners . The hook and loop fold-over pad also serves as an accessory holder for items like my magnesium/firesteel fire block. Additionally, it creates a physical pad for the UBLX that rides against the body to prevent injury or chafing by the hard-faced sheath and metal straps and fasteners. By having the horizontal strap with the extra length of the 2″ hook and loop pads, the owner is certain to have enough length to secure the stainless steel straps quickly and easily.
To remove the sharpener, the sheath must be off the body, and the hook and loop pads opened; the sharpener cannot fall out or come out without the hook and loop opened. The knife is pushed into the sheath firmly, to engage the sheath lock for locking sheath versions 1.0 and 2.0. For hybrid tension models, he sheaths the knife and engages the ball-lock. He tugs up on the knife handle oreo hockey cage to make certain his knife is locked/secured in the sheath. The UBLX is an extender for the belt loop position, effectively lowering the knife with the handle at or below the belt line. The main reason for this is that when the die-formed aluminum belt loops are used, they can locate the knife in an uncomfortably high position, depending on the use, wearer, preferences, or mission.
We do not accept free products from any company––we only review products we love. By clicking on the products below, we may receive a commission at no cost to you. A knife holder commission for a LARP weapon, inlaid with soft leather to protect the latex coating. As described above, these accessories are made of polypropylene, polyester, or Mil-spec nylon and are extremely durable. They can be washed with plain water, or soap water for stubborn dirt, or even hosed off with a garden hose. Remove them from the sheath first, let them hang and air dry.