The J. Holmes (pictured on the right)
I’ve enjoyed the fun with the phallic references and this sheath is in no way an exception to that. Someone had requested a slightly longer sheath to accommodate a blade length of 12″. When asked what we were going to name it, I laughed and replied there’s only one that I can think of. It’s been that ever since.
In all seriousness the J. Holmes is just the bigger brother to the Footlong. One inch longer exactly giving the Kydex liner an over all length of 12 3/4″ to hold a blade length of 12″. The nylon outer is also 1″ longer than the Footlong and is recognizable by the 2″ webbing on the front beneath the bottom pocket.
The J. Holmes comes standard with the Double SRB (side release buckle) pouches with D-flaps. Double D’s to be exact. Under each flap is mil-spec woven elastic to hold firetools, sharpeners, pens, batteries, etc. For reference each pouch is slightly over-sized to fit an Altoid tin. The interior Kydex sheath is flat on two sides and provides a great place to wrap duct tape, fishing line, paracord, etc. The sheath without anything wrapped on it fits loosely inside the nylon outer sheath by design. This is what we refer to as “Wrappable”. Most knives fit snugly with just the Kydex retention, however a removable mil-spec Dot Fastener retention strap is provided for those moving fast or hanging upside down.
The back of the nylon outer provides both a 6″ Molle dual strap/snap system built in, as well as dual belt loops that will accommodate up to a 3″ belt. A drainage grommet is located at the base of the sheath, and a loop for a leg strap (not provided) should you require a bit more security.
All materials are mil-spec and made in the USA.
Price is $100.00 USD