Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Wolf Wind Leatherworks- Wolf V ESEE-4 Advanced Sheath

Today we will be discussing an excellent sheath offering from Wolf Wind Leatherworks. This is the Wolf V ESEE-4 Advanced Sheath. It comes all the way from Portugal and was designed by an avid outdoorsman. By the way this thing is outfitted you can tell this guy has spent some time in the woods.



This sheath is constructed from 8-10oz high quality vegetable tanned leather that has been hand selected by Manuel himself. Each sheath has been hand stitched with waxed linen thread to ensure a long life for the sheath. All the hardware is black oxide treated screws from the USA and it also sports MIL-SPEC fasteners and nickel studs.
The sheath is modular- meaning that components can be moved or removed to fit your needs. I've seen various kydex modular sheaths but as far as I know this is the only leather one I've seen. On the back of the sheath you will notice two D-rings. These are designed to store paracord (that is included with the sheath). This can either work as a leg tie-down or to use in a survival situation. The red cord is used to attach to the ESEE AH-1 arrowhead that will ride in the front pocket. The bright color is to ensure that you can find it easily on the forest floor.
The sheath is attached by what looks to essentially be a leather tek-lock style fastener. It is adjustable for various belt sizes so that it will ride snug to reduce movement when walking.
The knife is held in place by an ambidextrous retention strap. The strap will rotate out of the way or can be adjusted for right or left hand carry.
The pouch on the front is designed to carry the ESEE AH-1 arrowhead. This can be used to hunt or as a striker for your ferrocerium rod. The pouch is also removable with a flat head screwdriver.
I always like to have a ferro rod loop on my knife sheath. I like to have it as a back up to my ferro rod I keep in my fire kit. In the case I get separated from my pack and only have my knife. I was happy to see Manuel add this function to his sheath designs. This ferro rod loop accepts up to a 3/8" ferro rod. It can also be moved to the other side of the sheath with a phillips head screwdriver.

I've been impressed with this sheath. It has to be one of the toughest leather sheath's I've come across. It holds the knife extremely secure even without using the retention strap. It has the security of a kydex sheath but with the benefit of leather. The sheath also comes with a warranty for as long as you own it. Aside from all its functionality it also looks great!

Check this sheath out as well as other products at www.wolfwindleatherworks.com

1 comment:

  1. Sagewood Gear has been doing modular leather sheaths for quite awhile now.

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