Hello everyone, I'd like to share method I came up with to attach your knife to your belt using a quick release system. It forms a dangler type attachment without using any metal hardware. My earlier thoughts/post about Ötzi the Iceman's belt actually give me idea for this! Here it is with the knife attached: Knife removed: Benefits 1) Quick Release-call me lazy but I don't like to undo my belt and take off my knife every time I decide to climb into a bed or hammock for a cat nap! 2) Turns a regular sheath into a dangler type for freedom of movement 3) No metal hardware, can be made using wood and cordage 4) Can also be used to hold a folding saw (temporarily) I think it's pretty easy to see how it is made, but here are a few details: Toggle -My toggle is fairly simple, but make yours as fancy as you like! 1) Make the toggle out of a piece of hardwood or any other suitable material. Mine is about 2 ¾” (70mm) long and 1/3rd inch thick (9mm). Chamfer the ends. 2) Drill a hole through the center of it (mine is 5/64” but you'll need to customize yours based on the cordage you are using) 3) Take a 6 inch piece of bank line or other cordage, slip it through the belt loop of your sheath, and push the ends through the hole in the toggle. Tie an overhand knot as a stopper on the other side of the toggle. You want about an inch distance between the toggle and the sheath. Melt the the stopper knot slightly to prevent it from undoing. Belt loop -The belt loop can be left on the belt which is handy. It can be moved into different positions but tends not to slide when under tension. Please note that these loops could catch on something causing injury, so use them at your own risk! Use cordage that is rated less than your body weight for safety. Back (inside) of the belt: Here is alternative method using an overhand knot, if you don't want to melt the ends together: 1) Start with a piece of cord about 7 inches long. You'll need a knot called an inside cow hitch to tie around the belt. It is quite simple to tie, and instructions can be found here. 2) Melt the free ends of the cord together, check for strength when cooled, and slide things around so that the joint is on the back side of the belt. ***For those of you that are concerned about the strength of a melted joint, you could use the alternative method above, also see notes below*** 3) Make sure that the resulting loop is just under an inch in diameter so your toggle just barely slips through it, as seen below. If it is too large you could lose your knife. Slipping the toggle through the loop: An added bonus of the system is that a small folding saw can also be attached to the toggle temporarily. Just tie a short loop of paracord onto your saw and loop it around the toggle! Very handy when you have cut some wood to take back to camp. Notes ***Don't trust a melted joint? You can use a knot (eg. overhand or other small two-strand stopper knot) at the bottom of the belt loop. If you do I suggest you melt the knot slightly because they can come undone too! There are also alternative methods of joining the ends of paracord that can be found online. Some involve extra stitching which is a good idea. Personally I like a weak point in the system in case the loop was to catch on something*** -the secret to a strong melted joint is to use a ensure that the inner strands/outer sheath are cut flush and use a stationary flame like a candle. Melt both ends at the same time, press together symmetrically, and smooth with moistened fingers when it is just cool enough to touch. Don't burn yourself please! To test the joint, pull in opposite directions as hard as you can... if it can take the force without breaking (even a little) then I think it can handle the weight of your knife. -the same system can be used to attach other tools/items to a belt or backpack such as flashlights, saws, heavier firesteels, etc. -for a leather sheath, paracord may be better for the toggle loop as it would probably abrade the leather less than bank line. -this system is not great for flimsy/thin belts, as the belt loop may cause the belt to compress and the loop to become too large. A stiff leather belt works well. -the belt loop can be removed and used on another belt of the same width -the belt loop does make getting the belt on more difficult, so it is not a great system if you are using the same belt with many different pairs of pants. In this case a permanent loop in the belt would be better. -be sure to check the cordage and melted joint regularly and replace if abrasion is present No doubt you will all suggest improvements to this design, so please let me know what you come up with and post photos if you can!