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Great discussion, I am with Robert...can we see some? Since I rarley carry a fixed I wont be much help here but I have heard many people complain that their fixed are not a convienient to carry as the folders.
John, Welcome and great starter discussion. We would love to see that evolution. Let us know if you need some help with the mechanics.
New to this group too, and I carry a fixed blade daily in a pouch style sheath.As a custom sheathmaker as well,I have had a chance to work not only with many other makers knives but knives from users and collectors.So that leaves me with making many styles pouch,flat,horizontal and crossdraws,etc. as a custom maker I ask the customer how they want to wear the knife, high,low,whatever and then see how that will fit the knife and sheath design.I make many of my pouch styles fairly high riding, as being in Florida ,many customers like to EDC fixed blades.Most custom makers can be flexible with design if they want to and with in reason.To comment on a remark made earlier about pouch sheath covering too much of the knife, I was mentored by Sandy Morrissey, a Master Leathersmith with over sixty years of playing with leather.I was always taught safety first, and for knife retention and protection to both the knife and the user to use the two-three finger rule for setting on how much of the knife is exposed. I continue to do this and with few exceptions will I change.I love high end pretty sheaths but functional and safe comes first.
As a custom maker I get asked to make alot of strange things, but being this a fixed blade group,I think you all would like this.My buddy Alan Folts made this blade called the "WMD" and asked me to sheath it, and the sheath had to swivel forward.Enjoy.Dave