The weather has me indoors and all my chores are done so you guys get one of my exciting/boring topics! Reading recent threads I noticed that sheaths come up but it seems they are an afterthought and not the primary consideration when choosing I knife. For me, the sheath or how the knife will be carried gets equal consideration when I'm choosing one knife over another. Here are my basic sheath types, standard belt sheath, dangler, pouch style: Here they are as they relate to how they are carried on the belt, Left to right: Master Hunter 3v in Jet Pilot sheath, Tops Tanimboca, Master Hunter 3v with guard removed. My preferred location to carry them are: - Jet Pilot sheath - 3 o'clock - common pouch style sheath - 4 o'clock - dangler sheath - 9 o'clock I found that I don't like to carry them in positions different that I noted. Keep reading and this will make sense! The jet pilot sheath places the knife close to my body, rides high, takes one hand to draw the knife, and it has several inches of leather protecting me when I draw the knife. The pouch style sheath rides close to the body, takes one hand to draw the knife, however, it takes the other hand to move the shirt out of the way, otherwise my shirt is at risk of getting sliced as a draw the knife. I should mention that I sewed the belt loop so my belt fits snugly and the sheath doesn't ride up when I draw the knife. I generally do this for all my sheaths as I hate it when the sheath rides up when you draw the knife. Even my jet pilot sheath has cross stitching reducing the cuts to precisely fit my belt, and yes all my outdoors belts are the same width. The dangler sheath rides very low normally below the bottom hem of my shirt or jacket, takes two hands to draw the knife, and is easy to access no matter what position my body is in such as sitting, kneeling, standing, etc. It rides away from my body and swings as I'm moving. The dangler is my preferred sheath for when I'm camping or fishing, however, it's my least favorite if I'm carrying a long gun when hunting. I find it constantly bumps against my rifle or shotgun or my hand as I'm carrying the rifle. For this reason I don't carry it hunting! For everything else it's my favorite sheath. Sitting in a canoe, kneeling, etc., it's always there and not covered by my shirt or jacket. Instead, I'll carry one of the other sheaths but they also have consideration. If I'm carrying my revolver it's at 3 o'clock which means I'll choose a belt pouch to carry the knife at 4 o'clock. If I'm hunting in a location that doesn't allow handguns of it I choose to not carry a handgun, I'll normally take the jet pilot sheath. I like this one because I have it set up with the paracord for extra secure carry. The Tanimboca is a new knife to me but I have plenty of other knives with very similar sheaths and I generally don't choose them over the dangler or jet pilot type. I have cut a shirt when drawing the knife, and that shirt was tucked in. I found I dislike it even more when I'm wearing a shirt untucked because I first have to move the shirt with my left hand and then carefully draw the knife with my right hand. Putting it back requires my free hand to move the shirt or jacket out of the way for my right hand to then carefully insert the knife. So, what do you guys think about the different style sheaths? Here's some glamour pics of the knives beside their sheaths. I specifically chopped the guard off the master hunter so I can carry it in a dangler sheath. It's one of my favorite knives.