Tacos and Pancakes

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by PA Trout, Aug 3, 2017.

When it comes to kydex hugging your Busse, do you prefer Tacos or Pancakes?

  1. Tacos! Tacos! Tacos!

    28 vote(s)
  2. Mmmm... Pancakes...

    24 vote(s)
  1. PA Trout

    PA Trout Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 6, 2015
    Happy Thursday!

    Out of curiosity, which style do you prefer and why? Do you like taco style up to a certain size for its concealable properties? Do you like the more varied mounting options for pancake?

    Confess to me your deepest kydex thoughts...

    Personally, I prefer taco because it feels more form fitting and has a smaller profile (both things that I dig).
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  2. boring

    boring Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2005
    pancake. for mounting options.
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  3. gk4ever2

    gk4ever2 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 1, 2008
    I prefer pancakes for breakfast and tacos for lunch. ;):D

    Seriously, I'm not sure I really have a preference for type of kydex sheath.
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  4. 360joules

    360joules Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 2013
    Definitely taco. Some pancake sheaths look like canoe paddles.
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  5. JohnTheTexican

    JohnTheTexican Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 1, 2006
    Pancakes. But really Liege waffles.
    Tacos are good too, though.
  6. Korean Hog

    Korean Hog Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 12, 2017
    Agree with the others. Pancake for mounting options big time.
  7. TheMtnMan


    Feb 11, 2015
    I dont like a bunch of stuff mounted on my sheath, so I vote Taco for lower profile
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  8. ExtraBaconPlease


    Mar 8, 2016
    I like em both and for certain knives i'll chose one or the other based on the handle. For example a Team Gemini with the top guard...works a lot better with a Taco sheath imo.

    If I could only have one, i'd have Pancake.
  9. Lapedog


    Dec 7, 2016
    Taco is the logical way to make a sheath. First of all it is smaller and therefor more comfortable to wear imho.

    What mounting options does pancake provide that taco does not? It seems to me using two eyelet grommets and Spyderco G-clip I can mount the sheath any way I want. Even better is the rubber snap loops, those are amazing. So how is pancake better for mounting?

    Either way it is made they have to make sure the edge of the knife will sit properly in the seam of the sheath so that way the kydex does not dull the edge of the knife.
  10. ExtraBaconPlease


    Mar 8, 2016
    Lashing and paracord options. Especially things like slings etc for larger knives/swords
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  11. Aias


    Aug 1, 2012
    Taco, for most of the reasons stated by Lapedog. Slimmer, more compact style especially...
  12. Lapedog


    Dec 7, 2016
    Ok I guess I could see that for quite abit bigger knives, or swords, but for smaller knives it is not hard to lash a taco sheath and have it hold just as well as a pancake.

    Although pancake would be much better for lashing it to a vertically oriented strap.
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  13. PA Trout

    PA Trout Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 6, 2015
    A WTF in pancake kydex pants comes to mind! Haha
  14. Srtr


    Feb 9, 2016
    pancake for knives 7" and under, taco for 7+
  15. evltcat

    evltcat Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 7, 2011
    Pancake for the large blades, Taco for small so I can Piggyback-em!
    I did do a Pancake on the LMS just to see how it would work, and it fits just fine too!

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  16. tuica

    tuica Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 30, 2013
    Tacos...Seems to be a more efficient, and tidy use of sheath material.
  17. Tom Kanik

    Tom Kanik

    Mar 18, 2003
    Different sheaths for different knives.;)
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  18. Malazan


    Mar 13, 2018
    Deleted, wrong place
  19. einsteinjon

    einsteinjon Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 22, 2008
    Knives approx 7 inches or less overall I prefer to in-pocket carry, so I like taco for less bulk. Only need the one side of holes for an Ulti Clip. Otherwise pancake for aesthetics and mounting options.
  20. Mick Boardman

    Mick Boardman Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 15, 2020
    I recently ordered a taco for my AK47, as it’s a slim blade and the pancakes I have seen for that model all appear much wider than I would want for such a slender blade.

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