W. S. K. (Wilderness Survival Knives) Tracker Sheaths

1From the custom knife shop at the Buck Knife Company comes an elk antler handled Bowie knife – a great knife, but a poorly designed sheath. The knife’s owner wanted to carry his two ceramic sharpening rods on the sheath so we built a long tube holder down one side as part of the sheath’s welt. He also wanted to carry his favorite Leatherman tool on the sheath. A fold-over flap pouch on the front of the sheath was the perfect place for it. He didn’t want to carry the knife with it hanging vertically down his hip and getting in the way. The solution was to build a cross-draw, horizontal carry sheath with a slight tilt upward for the handle area. Getting the balance point for this rig was important and we did it. Just in case the owner wants to lash the sheath to a backpack, we included four tie-town holes around the outer edge.

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2A Tom Brown Tracker knife who’s owner needed a replacement for the kytex sheath it came with. His wish list of requirements for the new water buffalo hide sheath was just what you would want if you went camping with your Tracker. He needed a holder for his “fire-starter” and another one for his retractable, diamond-coated sharpening steel. I built the two holders into the sheath’s welts down each side. He also asked for some lashing points so it could be tied onto a backpack. We gave the sheath two holes at the top and two at the bottom to do just that. Lastly he wanted to carry the knife horizontally on his belt but out of the way on his back. So we built him a cross-draw sheath with perfect balance to take with him on camping trips.

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3For a Tom Brown Tracker (W. S. K.), we built this deluxe style sheath in a horizontal carry method. To keep this heavy knife in place we added two keeper straps and, to give the owner a few extra options for carrying it, we added four lashing holes around the outer edge.

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4Another horizontal carry sheath that is “reversible.” Can be worn for a right or left handed draw. We added a set of belt loops to both sides of the sheath. There are also two Sam Browne button studs, one on each side, to attach the keeper strap.

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5A horizontal carry sheath built with an extra wide keeper strap that holds the handle down tightly.

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6 Tom Brown Tracker Sheath: A multi-function tracker sheath set up for two different carry methods. A regular belt loop at the top for vertical carry plus two more belt loops set up for horizontal carry.

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