The New Zealander Survival Sheath is a custom KYDEX sheath built for survival and tested in New Zealand's rugged terrain for the Becker BK2 and the KABAR Johnson Adventure Piggyback knife. A couple years ago Peter Hitchman, New Zealand survival expert of You vs. Wild and NZ Guided Nature Walks, had Matt make this sheath for especially rugged, hard use. Since then, this set up has become one of the most requested sheaths we have made.
A Becker BK2 and KA-BAR Johnson Adventure Piggyback knife are piggybacked together with a 3/8" x4" firesteel and a Lansky Tactical Sharpening Rod mounted on the sides. The 3/8" firesteel rod and the Lansky Tactical Sharpening Rod are included. The attachments for the firesteel rod and the sharpening rod are moveable so you can place them in the exact position you need. For example, both attachments can be placed on the BK2 sheath or the sharpening rod attachment can be mounted to the BK2 and the firesteel rod attachment can be mounted to the piggybacked sheath in front of the sharpening rod (see picture for more details).
The back of the sheath and the KYDEX belt clip are made of the thickest KYDEX®.125 for the greatest durability. The front of the BK2 and the Piggyback sheath are made of .093" thick KYDEX®. No matter what color is chosen for the front of the sheath the back will be made in BLACK ONLY. Camo patterns only come in .080" thick KYDEX®
Each sheath is individually handcrafted for the best retention, strength, and quality. Because each sheath is handcrafted not mass-produced by machine, please expect minor variances in each sheath.
The retention on this sheath is great - nice and tight with a smooth draw. Each sheath is individually tested for the best retention by shaking upside down. You will have no worries of your knife falling out during normal use. This tight retention would make it difficult to remove the sheath if it weren't for our special thumb break design that allows for an easy draw. (Disclaimer: the knife will come out if forcibly whipped. If it didn't you wouldn't be able to draw it smoothly. But the force it takes to whip the knife out of the sheath does not typically ocur during normal use.)
The blade rub in this sheath is minimal. Before molding each sheath, the knife is meticulously wraped with several layers of tape (specifically on the blade) to provide the extra space needed to prevent the dulling of your knife.
There is a tiny 1/8" drain hole on the back of the sheath to let moisture escape and is helpful when you have to wash dirt out of your sheath. (If you would rather not have this drain hole, please mention so in the comment box on the checkout page.)
All the edges are buffed for a smooth, professionally finished look that also helps to seal the edges by melting them together.
Price listed is for Sheath Only! To included the knives please contact us for the current price.