how to carry a big knife on your belt?

Discussion in 'Himalayan Imports' started by selanne8, May 27, 2011.

  1. selanne8


    Mar 23, 2011
    for those of you who have 30+ oz knives, how do you carry them around (other than throwing them in a backpack)?

    i'm asking because my 18 inch, 39oz bonecutter is just massive to strap on my belt and i can't imagine having to go on a hike but still have it accessible.

  2. Alberta Ed

    Alberta Ed

    Jun 29, 1999
    If you can attach it to your backpack or in a side pack pocket, that would be my choice. The waist strap on my day pack and backpack interfere with a belt knife, so I usually carry my knives in a pocket or in the pack. I don't often carry my khukri, as a 3/4 bit Hudson Bay ax is more useful in the north, and that fits handily in a backpack. Knives on a belt can be awkward in thick brush or in tight spots, so I usually put whatever knife I have along in an outside pack pocket where it is accessible and still out of the way.
  3. Cpl Punishment

    Cpl Punishment

    Jan 28, 2006
    Baldric carry is the easiest way to carry a large/heavy blade.
  4. XanRa


    Apr 13, 2011
    Yupp that or a belt on your natural waist
  5. Steely_Gunz

    Steely_Gunz Got the Khukuri fevah Moderator

    May 9, 2002
    modified shoulder rigs are nice too. They carry the handle about shoulder high with the tip of the blade hitting right around pocket level. Balanced and out of the way:)
  6. Howard Wallace

    Howard Wallace . Moderator

    Feb 23, 1999
    Here's a solution Red Flower sometimes uses.


    More tips at the FAQ carry page.
  7. XanRa


    Apr 13, 2011
    Leg carry always work well too
  8. Steve Tall

    Steve Tall

    Aug 28, 2010
    Not a belt carry, but another option for easy access.
    From JayGoliath's previous thread titled "Villager khuk in Afghanistan":
  9. lal chatri

    lal chatri

    Sep 2, 2008
    heres how i carry mine if there to heavy for belt carry

  10. XanRa


    Apr 13, 2011
  11. TxSxB


    Mar 15, 2010
    A leg strap can make belt carry MUCH better, and keep your big honkin blade from bouncing around on your leg :thumbup:
  12. Cpl Punishment

    Cpl Punishment

    Jan 28, 2006
    That's pretty much the ONLY way to carry one while wearing sweat pants, isn't it? ;)
  13. mbscs4


    May 2, 2011
    so jealous you sharked that bonecutter!
  14. redvenom


    Aug 15, 2000
    I carry large heavy blades like parangs and khukuris strapped to a backpack for activities like climbing or looped over the shoulder if it doesn't need to be strapped down tightly. I usually have a smaller fixed blade on the belt as well which in case a blade is needed in a hurry.

    Might be a challenge wearing a khukuri on a belt and remain dignified with my naughty bits dangling after the weight dragged my pants down :)
    Last edited: May 31, 2011
  15. Mannlicher


    Nov 19, 2008
    I use a dangler sheath, to carry a heavier, larger blade. Baldric carry works well for a large blade also. I like a rig that allows you to adjust the height of carry.
    These rigs were made by Dwayne at Armoralleather. They allow switching sheaths between attachment and rigs.
  16. hollowdweller


    Sep 22, 2003
    I just buy the ones 25 oz and lighter. To me the larger ones are really impractical.
  17. Kirk_Ferentz


    Feb 16, 2010
    This is why I like to have all my sheaths with some sort of MOLLE compatible configuration (along with a pack with PALS webbing). I can quickly and securely attach a knife to my eberlestock pack in a few seconds and remove it whenever I want. Set ups that require straps over the shoulder, etc. would bug me. If I wanted a set up other than my pack, I would look into the various sorts of MOLLE chest rigs/harnesses out there so that I could strap a MOLLE sheath onto my some part of that.

    Also, I have a big MOLLE battle belt (I got the us grunt gear one, but there are a lot cheaper options, such as the condor one). With 2+ rows of PALS webbing, these belts allow you to strap some big stuff onto them. I wouldn't doubt if a khukuri in a MOLLE sheath would strap down nicely on one of those. You can add a load bearing harness or suspenders to help with the weight as well.
  18. Gunmonkey357


    Feb 9, 2008
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    Feb 9, 2008
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