I’ve been trying out fixed-blade knives instead of folders for everyday use lately, but I didn’t really have one with a sheath suitable for unobtrusive belt carry. My current favorite is the Cold Steel Mini Tac, but the sheath is a neck sheath, and I’m not terribly fond of neck carry.
Yesterday, I had an idea forming in me head. I went to the Box o’Holsters, got one out that had detachable belt loops, and took those off to test with the Mini Tac’s sheath. The grommet holes on the MiniTac sheath were just about the right size for the screws on the holster belt loops, so I popped one out and replaced with with the screws and washers from the holster.
Modded sheath with a wide snap-on belt loop that’s adjustable for cant. Carries very comfortably and unobtrusively inside the waistband. The Mini Tac is a thin and dainty blade, very light and fast, and sharp enough to slice single atoms off molecules.
While we’re on the subject: I’d like to upgrade the Mini Tac to something a little more upscale in the near future. Does anyone have a recommendation for a smallish plain fixed blade (four inches or less) with nice micarta or wood scales, and a sheath that’s adjustable for different carry options? I’m open-minded as to blade style, although I strongly prefer plain edges. I’ve toyed with the idea of getting a decent puukko, but I have no experience with those, and have no idea if they’re actually good for anything beyond whittling and skinning. (I’ve also looked at the Spyderco Street Beat, if anyone with experience wants to comment on it.)