NOTICE OF RETIREMENT: As of 2021, I am no longer taking orders for new custom knives or custom knife repair and conversions. For those of you who would still like one of my custom knives, I do have a few "On Hand", that can be shipped out ASAP. You should find the info and photos of them under the "Knives For Sale" section.  These remaining knives will be discounted by 30%, until they are all gone.
Thank you for your support over the years.  - Jay Maines

Sam Brown Button Stud

A very old method of carrying a large sheathed knife, like a Bowie. The brass or steel stud is attached to the front of the sheath, near the top. The sheath is then pushed down behind the belt, with the stud resting on the top edge. Wear the knife vertically, or slant it at any angle you choose, for a comfortable fit. Works best when worn on your opposite hip, for a cross-draw.

Sam Brown button stud
Slant carry (left) and Vertical Carry (right)