When wearing business suits I prefer the following method of carry to using the belt clip:
- Take some paracord or leather bootlace, and cut a little over double the length between where the lanyard hole of the knife would be if you stood the closed knife up in your front trouser pocket, blade pivot end pointing down, resting on the bottom pocket seam.
- Thread the cord through the lanyard hole, then tie a square knot right behind the butt of the handle (this keeps the cord from flopping down in the way of opening the knife when presenting it from the pocket).
- tie a double knot at the other end, so that you have a ball-shaped knot about the size of a marble.
- slip the knife in the pocket, and tuck the other end of the cord underneath your trouser belt in such a way the end knot pops over the top edge of the belt. The knife will hang from the belt much like a japanese Inro or similar object hangs from a netsuke. But it hangs INSIDE the pocket.
- Generally the knife is presented by sweeping your hand down, putting your thumb between the cord and your trousers, and sweeping further back along the cord until the knife is pulled fully from the pocket. Grab the knife as normal and tug to free the cord from your belt.
- Generally, black paracord is best. Green stands out against most suit fabrics. The object is that the knife can be fully concealed within the pocket, and still quick to deploy without ruining your suit fabric, or the overy inquisitive spotting the belt clip.
One of these days I'll post pics.
Posted on Sep 6, 2001, 10:49 AM from IP address 188.8.131.52