Friday, August 30, 2013
Hedgehog Leatherworks: ESEE-5 Advanced Sheath
This sheath like many others designed by Hedgehog Leatherworks is a scout carry design. Something I feel like they've mastered considering other makers sheaths I've used. Scout carry if you did not know is when you carry your knife horizontal in the center of your back. It's my preferred method of carry and the majority of my sheaths I use are built this way. I prefer it because its super comfy and centers the weight of the knife. It also allows you to wear a pistol without having a knife in the way or weigh down that side of your belt.
The Hedgehog Sheath makes it feel as though your not wearing a knife. That's quite a feat for considering the ESEE-5 weighs a whole pound. The straps of this sheath are well constructed and has a solid hook up to your belt. I felt no wiggling or moving as I carried it. With the one directional snaps maintaining security of your blade even under heavy movement.
Overall I don't think there is a better sheath on the market. The craftsmanship is next to none. As I said in many articles and videos; your sheath makes up part of your survival system. It maintains your most important survival tool and this one has the capability to hold fire making materials (another survival priority). I can honestly say that I can trust my life (as well as yours) with this sheath.
The model we reviewed was the advanced sheath retailing for $299. You can also purchase the basic model for $199 (minus the pocket and firesteel). Check it out at: Hedgehog Leatherworks