The plain sheath has a pouch type body which holds the knife very securely by holding almost all of the knife in the pouch. The belt loop holds the knife lower than the waist so the knife handle is level with the hand. These sheaths keep the knife very secure and have to be made right or left handed.
This is the traditional sheath model that was common on most knives in years gone by. the blade is securely housed in the lower portion of the sheath while the knife is secured by the small strap with press stud fittings near the top of the sheath. It is carried on the belt using the two belt slits in the back portion of the sheath which are parted so the belt can pass over the centre portion of that area. These sheaths keep the knife fairly secure and have to be made right or left handed.
The Dangler sheath is similar to the plain sheath in that it has a pouch type body which holds the knife very securely by holding almost all of the knife in the pouch. The belt loop holds the knife lower than the waist so the knife handle is level with the hand. The difference is this sheath is attached to the belt loop by a steel ring. This means the sheath will always hang down so it doesn't get in the way while kneeling or sitting. These sheaths keep the knife very secure and have to be made right or left handed.
Here are the various kinds of sheaths I make for my knives. These sheaths will suit most knives but sometimes a custom made sheath is required for a custom made knife.
One Piece Pouch.
This sheath is the most common type of sheath and has notable points. The knife rides high on the belt and the stiffness of the belt loop allows for a single handed draw. The style of sheath is very secure and keeps the knife safe in all situations, due to the rigidity of the sheath. The knife is held in the traditional manner at the waist where it is easy accessible and the sheath has to be made right or left handed.
Ambidextrous Cross Draw.
This sheath is another that holds the knife in a pouch type body so it is fairly secure. The difference is that the knife and sheath are lying horizontally or inline with the belt. It is worn on the opposite side to the hand you use so if you are right handed you wear the sheath on the left and draw the knife across your body. As the name suggests it is ambidextrous so the same sheath can be used right or left handed. It can also be worn on the lower back but care must be taken when doing this as it is possible to push the knife through the side of the sheath, could be painful.