How do I hold a sheath when I’m removing a knife/machete?

A good habit to get into is knowing which side of any single edged knife sheath is classed as safe. It’s the opposite side to the edge (the spine side). Never grab any sheath on the same side as the edge! The reason for this is sometimes a sharp edge can cut through a sheath. If your hand is there as you withdraw or stow the knife/machete, you’re in a dangerous situation.

On the topic of hand position, hold your hand away from the mouth of the sheath (don’t choke up on the opening). You are giving your hand a safety buffer from the edge as you draw and stow the machete.

Our PVC sheaths are far more cut resistant than leather and canvas sheaths however, you should never rely on that. Every tool has a failure point when mistreated.


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