posted on Jul, 8 2016 @ 06:30 PM
a reply to: argentus
The flat black of the soft side of the rubber was preferable I thought, for the very reason you state. Also, the side which wound up being the inner
part of the sheath is finely gridded, which means that water which might get into the sheath, will run out down the grid lines, rather than getting
caught up, as it surely would if I had used the softest side for the inner.
Also, although it is harder to get hold of hex head bolts if the crap hits the fan, the bolt heads are black as well, which means that the object is
less eye catching at a glance, meaning it is easier to camouflage, especially at night time. Another beneficial feature of my sheath, although it is
by no means the prettiest thing in the world, is that it is ridiculously quiet. Kydex, hardened leathers, PVC, aluminium, wood and other typical
materials for sheath making, are all far noisier affairs, when it comes to taking out ones knife from its sheath. If things get REALLY bad, it may be
necessary for one to...pre-emptively remove a threat. Say a bandit or gang member, guarding a trail or area you need to move through. If you announce
your presence with a noisy knife draw, you will almost certainly have the alarm raised on you. You might still get a neck shot in, but by then, the
enemy will have yelled for help already. With a rubber sheath like this one, you would have to draw the knife right by the head of your enemy or prey
(also works for hunting of course), to have them hear it at all.
Put another way, I would try and record the draw sound on a YouTube video for you, but I have recorded a video, and it literally cannot pick up the
sound of the blade leaving, or entering the sheath.
I am not going to lie, I had not even considered that particular advantage until I did a few test draws to get a feel for the thing.