American Bushman

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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Survival Sheath Systems/Fehrman Rig

This came in yesterday afternoon. It is the long-awaited Survival Sheath from Robert Humelbaugh of Survival Sheath Systems for my Fehrman Last Chance and it is spectacularly done and easily one of the slickest total packages I've owned or seen yet.

Rob custom molds the liners in his Survival Sheaths and you can see the level of detail he is able to achieve. The snap in and out of this rig is amazing and retention is good enough that you could mount this sheath handle-down without the snap strap over the handle and feel plenty secure that the knife wasn't going anywhere.

The sheath sports an expandable pouch on the front that will hold a mini survival kit or a firesteel and multi-tool if you wanted. The split belt loops were designed to ride on opposite sides of a belt loop to prevent the sheath from migrating forward or back during movement. There's also enough cordage included on the sheath to preserve your boot laces for the direst of situations.

The Fehrman knife is certainly not the kind of knife I'd ever think I'd like but it is confidence-inspiringly robust and the guys at Fehrman Knives have really dialed in the geometry to have a 1/4" thick piece of 3V that cuts like a much thinner blade while retaining the massive toughness and strength of this premium steel.

This is a knife I love using. This is a knife that loves to be pushed hard and often. Subtle? Ultralight? Nope. It is, however, incredibly comfortable in long-term use and with this new rig it'll be a real pleasure to carry it with me everywhere.

I think this might be the ultimate pairing of knifemaker and sheathmaker for those of you who like to go the synthetic route. I would strongly encourage you to take a look at either of these companies if you're in the market for steel and/or synthetic sheaths.

Up next, convincing the boys at JRE Industries to tackle a leather rig for the Fehrman Extreme Judgment.

Thanks for reading,



At 4:03 PM, Blogger Mr. Tangent said...

Awesome sheath. Could you add a pic or two of the back/molle? Thanks!


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