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SRK Sheaths

Old style: leather/cordura sheath
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Intermediate style: "squared" kydex sheath
  10% (4)
Current style: form fitted kydex sheath
  54% (20)
Custom sheath (post photos!)
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Homemade sheath (post photos!)
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SRK Sheaths - Friday, May 07, 2010 11:57 AM ( #1 )
Just curious about which sheath all of you SRK owners prefer. I personally like the square-shaped kydex sheaths that aren't form-fitted to the blade, because they allow the SRK to be inserted facing either direction. I find this to be practical when switching between horizontal and vertical carry positions. 

Which sheath do you prefer and why?
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Re:SRK Sheaths - Friday, May 07, 2010 1:20 PM ( #2 )
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The form fitted sheath is reversible if you remove the belt loop and switch it to the other side. That is why the screws were used instead of the washer and rivet on the "squared" kydex. I like all the sheaths CS has used over the years but prefer the leather and kydex ones I have made as they allow for different modes of carry not possible with the factory sheath.

The picture shows some of the stuff I have made, still very new to kydex but fortunately, I found a great guy to help me.
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Re:SRK Sheaths - Friday, May 07, 2010 4:18 PM ( #3 )
I prefer ALL of the older leather sheaths for all of CS's knives, the original Tanto sheaths were fantastic and had so many carry options they cant be beat!
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Re:SRK Sheaths - Saturday, May 08, 2010 7:07 AM ( #4 )
For a knife like the SRK, I prefer a sheath like the Spec Ops after market ones.
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Re:SRK Sheaths - Monday, May 10, 2010 4:46 PM ( #5 )
Hi guys,
I am new to this board. Where can one get the after market sheath you refer to? I googled and didn't find a good lead.

Thanks
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Re:SRK Sheaths - Tuesday, May 18, 2010 12:14 AM ( #6 )
I carry mine in a Spec-Ops.
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Re:SRK Sheaths - Tuesday, May 18, 2010 12:28 AM ( #7 )
For me the SRK is a user and an abuser, the standard form fitting sheath is switchable between carry systems, and makes a great sheath for strapping to molle systems if you needed to as well. I dont think the squared off version gives you that option.

I personally hate leather sheaths on blades that get used alot out camping unless I am constantly able to keep the blade clean and sheath dry... dont get me wrong, I adore leather sheaths, just have always had more drawbacks than benefits in non ideal environments.

I could not believe that CS would discontinue the SRK (being one of its (im guessing here) primary lower end fixed blade knives). So the investment in a custom sheath would not be badly spent if the standard kydex doesnt float your boat for whatever reason.


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Re:SRK Sheaths - Tuesday, May 18, 2010 12:57 AM ( #8 )
I like the sheath it currently comes with.  It's reversible and holds the knife as tight as a a drum.  Even without using the snap to secure the knife, the sheath won't let go of the knife.  I've unsnapped mine and turned it upside down and shook it up and down over 100 times as hard as possible and the knife didn't budge at all.

Like Fah said, the SRK is to be used and abused.  It kills soup cans better than any other knife I own!
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Re:SRK Sheaths - Tuesday, May 18, 2010 1:19 AM ( #9 )
Yah, I actually have one of my SRK's perma strapped to the side of one of my camping backpacks. I took the belt attachment off, and its strapped upside down so if its wet weather water cant get in but being outside the bag.. its extremely easy to get to. I have bounced around and carried it through hiking trips and throw the bag around a fair bit... still there.
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Re:SRK Sheaths - Thursday, June 10, 2010 7:18 PM ( #10 )
I just purchased the SRK in San Mai III, my first Cold Steel purchase.  I love the knife but the fit in the Secure-Ex sheath is so loose that if it's turned upside down the knife just falls out. What a disappointment. 
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Re:SRK Sheaths - Thursday, October 07, 2010 4:10 PM ( #11 )
I got the SRK in SM3 also, and am having the same problem.  Had the same problem with my OSI.  I noticed that if you pinch the ears together (above the retention ridge) the sheath grabs the knife.  I added a drop of superglue between the sheath halves right at the very top end to hold the halves together all the way up.  Worked like a charm on the OSI.  Anyone have a better solution than superglue?     
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Re:SRK Sheaths - Thursday, October 07, 2010 5:22 PM ( #12 )
Use a heat gun to warm that spot on the sheath and press it in a little further. Careful, though, as you don't want ruin the sheath!

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Re:SRK Sheaths - Thursday, October 07, 2010 10:50 PM ( #13 )
An SRK is a real nice and useful knife.  Check with Mike Sastre of River City Sheaths.  He can make you one of his Drawpoint rigs.  None better.
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Re:SRK Sheaths - Monday, July 02, 2012 12:38 AM ( #14 )
Would any of you know where I could get a Secure-Ex Sheath for the SRK?  I have a Carbon V (Made in USA) SRK and it came with a leather sheath, but it was not in very good shape when I bought this knife used from a friend.  Plus I really like that the one that comes with the SRKs now.  Thanks!
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Re:SRK Sheaths - Monday, July 02, 2012 4:15 PM ( #15 )
You can probably buy one directly from Cold Steel.  Give 'em a call (805)658-0180.  Their shipping dept. is closed for inventory thru July 8th, with shipping resuming on the 9th.
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Re:SRK Sheaths - Thursday, July 05, 2012 8:18 AM ( #16 )
I have always liked leather sheaths. Here are a few of my SRK leather sheaths." border="0" />" border="0" />










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Re:SRK Sheaths - Thursday, July 05, 2012 8:42 AM ( #17 )
 Nicely done sheaths Stob!!
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Re:SRK Sheaths - Thursday, July 05, 2012 9:03 AM ( #18 )
I really like the last one on the right.
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Re:SRK Sheaths - Thursday, July 05, 2012 8:33 PM ( #19 )
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I have always liked leather sheaths. Here are a few of my SRK leather sheaths.

 
Sweet crikey! Those are beautiful!

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Re:SRK Sheaths - Sunday, July 22, 2012 12:22 PM ( #20 )
 Those SRK leather sheaths are awesome. Where can I get them?
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Re:SRK Sheaths - Sunday, July 22, 2012 7:16 PM ( #21 )

Mike or grinder can make you a -superb- sheath.  They are both forum members.  




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Hi guys,
I am new to this board. Where can one get the after market sheath you refer to? I googled and didn't find a good lead.

Thanks


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Re:SRK Sheaths - Saturday, July 28, 2012 7:33 PM ( #22 )
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