Dpx HEST sheath options?

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  1. TStilwell

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    I don’t see this knife much anymore. What are good sheath options out there? The factory sheath that came with mine when I picked it up at blade show years ago just sucks for carry. I have the HEST 2, with the niolox steel, good steel it seems, a bear to sharpen though.
     
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    Hey brother! Good to see you posting again.

    What type sheath, leather or Kydex?
     
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    Thank man! I could go with either, though kydex would likely offer a slimmer lower profile with good retention. I’m thinking about the possibility of using it solely for a month, and needing to carry it daily.
     
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    Yeah mine came with the Codura sheath in the first link.
    The niolox is beastly so far. I have been working to reprofile the obtuse edge it came with so something capable of being real sharp, and it has taken a long long time. Granted I don’t have a very coarse diamond stone.
     
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    I've kept the blade of mine unaltered. Though I did slip a sparklite, some tinder-quik tabs, and a thumbtack compass into the handle, and a large teklok on the kydex sheath. If I could only have a small fixed blade, it wouldn't be a bad choice by any means.

    Good luck with the sheath hunt.
     
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    I saw those guys, looking for a few more options.
     
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    Had this made a few years ago by @Infidel. Its set up for left or right carry and vertical or horizontal.
     

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