What do I mean by Stay in the Shadows? What I’m getting at is to have a system to carry your EDC in a way that doesn’t scream ‘Hey I have a gun and knives on me!’. Carry it all concealed, but be able to access it and react if necessary.
The most overlooked accessory when it comes to any fixed blade knife (especially concealable fixed blades) is the sheath. If I’m going to carry a fixed blade concealed inside the waistband then it has to meet a few criteria. First off I prefer clips and not pull-dot loops. The clip must fit over my 1.5” Wilderness Tactical belt and be capable of wearing without a belt, such as gym shorts or surf shorts. If you’re wearing it without a belt then the clip needs to have a clothing catch on it, so the sheath stays retained on the body when you draw the knife.
Second is that the sheath needs to be ambidextrous. What I mean by that is that it needs to accommodate your knife either way you sheath it. In low-light or under stress you don’t want to have to worry about which way you’re holding the knife when you put it back into the sheath. It also allows you to carry in many different positions without compromising on the blade orientation.