I’ve been practicing different carry methods for my fixed blades when I wear a gun on my strong side. I should also mention that when you carry a revolver, you usually keep your speed loaders on the strong side since that is the hand you use to reload. With a semi-auto, your spare magazine is on the opposite side, since you reload using your weak hand. When carrying a .357 revolver, as I have been doing upon occasion when we head into the woods, you may end up with a fairly heavy steel revolver, two speed loaders and a good sized knife all on one side. To me, this is less than ideal.
Here are the different methods of knife carry I’ve tried so far:
Knife in Front of Gun
Strong side carry is the method of carry for which most sheaths are designed. Having my knife in front of the gun works well as the knife goes straight down the side of the leg and doesn’t get in the way much when I work or sit, however it makes accessing my strong-side pants pocked difficult. This carry method works best with a holster where your firearm draw stroke is straight up and down. If the holster is canted forward, then the handle of the knife can get in the way and mess up your draw.Continue reading “Prepper Diary January 24: Trying to Identify the Best Way to Wear a Fixed Blade Knife”