If a knife a purchase comes with a less than desirable sheath I tend to have a custom version made. Kydex has become very popular and easy to acquire. Due to its ease in production anyone can make a simple kydex design and with low material cost; leads to a nice profit margin. I own many kydex sheaths and they have their applications. But I favor leather. It's quite and comfortable. Not to mention its classic look.
Peloza Leather. Peloza Leather is a custom sheath builder that has work resembling the characteristics of the older Johnson sheaths. If your unfamiliar with Johnson Sheaths; they were made for the Vietnam Era Randall knives. What makes Peloza Leather even better is that they are a Veteran Owned Company. I encourage all of you to support any Veteran's when you have the chance.
The sheaths are constructed of a solid 9 ounce veg tanned Herman Oak Leather. It has a rich look and feels extremely sturdy. All sheaths are then hand stitched using waxed cord. This waxed cord will prevent any rotting from moisture as I've had some sheaths do in the past. Once completed the sheath is treated with a proprietary blend of oils and waxes to condition the leather.
Knife retention is made by a single diagonal keeper strap and held secure by a USGI Spec blackened brass lift-the-dot snap. I've seen this lift-the-dot snap used on old military canteen covers. The connection is extremely secure and opening and closing is simple. It also adds a military look to the sheath, which I liked.
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Currently Peloza Leather offers sheaths for a few popular knives and are being sold on ebay. Just follow the link from their website and it will take you to their ebay store. Click HERE
Again, the rugged build of this sheath makes it capable to endure some pretty hard use. I can't say enough how impressed I was with the work. The quality and craftsmanship are phenomenal. I haven't seen any other custom sheaths of this style offered on the web. Especially from a 100% American made and Veteran built business. If your in the market to upgrade from your stock sheath I encourage you to check them out.