Introduction: DIY Minimalist Ranger Band Sheath for Multitool or Folding Knife

Hi, all.
This video talks about how to make a very secure Ranger Band Minimalist sheath for carrying your multitool or folding knife horizontally on your belt.  I have jump and run tested this sheath with various kind of tools, and it manage to hold onto different tools just fine.  Hope you'd like it!


Ddawg747 (author)2015-09-20

Could you put the URL so we can view it on pour mobile devices?

3366carlos (author)2014-12-30

freaking awesome lad.

comis (author)2014-05-09

Hi, Aeshir.

Thank you for the comment, and pardon me for a late reply. I did use this sheath for a pretty long while(at least more than half a year, daily, and through all kind of activities). I found that so as long my belt was not too loose, the sheath/tool pretty much just 'melt' onto my belt and I just forgot it was even there.

I think how long is the tool and the 'window' you cut open to allow a good balance of easy access and secure grip are the keys of making this sheath. Although it may not be as easy to use as a traditional sheath, the low profile of this thing is simply amazing.

Nowadays, I have migrated to the use of a new in-pocket soft pouch(since it carries a lot more than just a tool, I will make a video someday to introduce), but still use this sheath and the magnetic one from time to time. Nonetheless, I am happy to report that I never lose a tool to either method. :)

Aeshir made it! (author)2014-02-17

i've been using this for about month now, and it's really excellent. it's kind of hard to take out and put back in and i need two hands to do it easily, but it lets me keep my wave on me at all times, even around the house, which i used to not do because keeping it in my butt pocket was pretty uncomfortable to sit down with. after getting used to the slight weight increase after having a usually empty belt, i usually forget it's there. i folded the backwards-facing end of the sheath over to increase the grip and durability and keep the extra rubber from just hanging off, and left it the way you have it to enable a sort of flap to pull to more easily take it out. i'm thinking of putting a layer of fabric or something under the backwards-facing end to make it easier to pull out and put in though. do you still use this sheath or the magnetic one? how have they held up? i think i'm gonna keep using this as long as i can, the minimalism can't be beat! good job duder.

EmcySquare (author)2013-09-10

cheap and effective !!
Nice belly-dancing at the end of the video :-D !!

comis (author)EmcySquare2013-09-10

Thanks for watching! The belly dancing is a bonus. :)

Kiteman (author)2013-09-09

How do you avoid the inconvenience of a magnetised knife?

comis (author)Kiteman2013-09-09

Hi, are you referring to the other video about the magnetic sheath? :)

Kiteman (author)comis2013-09-09

Woops, yes - that's what happens when you have the same site open in several tabs!

comis (author)Kiteman2013-09-09

No worries, I will reply here(for another video, the DIY minimalist Magnetic sheath). Yes, the tool is indeed magnetized a bit, but after a month of everyday testing(and I keep the magnets on the tool even when it is off my belt when I sleep), I felt my tool(mainly I use the Swisstool Spirit) is very mildly magnetized. It could barely pickup a large paperclip.

Kiteman (author)comis2013-09-09

OK, thanks.

t1espo (author)2013-09-09

I can't get the video to open on this one or the magnetic one you posted.

comis (author)t1espo2013-09-09

May I ask what browser you are using? I tested both Chrome and IE, and so far so good.

Gregbot (author)2013-09-09

awesome! thanks!

comis (author)Gregbot2013-09-09

Thanks for watching!

CaseyCase (author)2013-09-09

Nice idea. Now I'm off to put one together.

comis (author)CaseyCase2013-09-09

Thank you for watching! Hope it works for you! :)

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