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Thread: Dark Star Gear kydex sheaths for ESEE Candiru & Izula

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    Dark Star Gear kydex sheaths for ESEE Candiru & Izula

    I needed a kydex sheath for my Candiru so I contacted my buddy at Dark Star Gear. I have a good number of their pistol holsters and have always been pleased with the fit, finish, & function. The maker is always eager to try new things so when I contacted him about making me a sheath he jumped on board. Coincidentally, he had already been working on something that fit my needs.

    The sheath is a simple taco style with a single screw that serves to both adjust tension & to attach a single soft loop w/ a Pull The Dot snap. The PTD snap allows for quick on/off capability. DSG also punches extra holes in the soft loop so you can adjust it to accommodate different belt widths. I have been wearing mine on a 1.5" Wilderness Tactical belt and once I changed to a different hold it doesn't move at all. It stays put and is rock solid. Out of the box the tension wasn't as tight as I prefer but after a couple of turns of the screw the sheath holds the knife very securely.

    This sheath has absolutely made the Candiru a part of my EDC setup. I have worn one of these for the past couple of days on a dinner & movie date night (under an untucked button down along with a G19 worn OWB and an extra mag pouch) and running errands all day today (under an untucked t-shirt along with a G19 worn IWB). The sheath holds everything close to the belt but allows enough room to get a solid grip for drawing the blade.

    My neighbor saw me outside taking these pics and now wants one. He isn't even a knife guy.

    Here are some pics of the Candiru sheath.

    Front & back ...



    On the belt, accessible cross-draw or with support hand ...




    Here is the same style sheath for the Izula I/II.




    Here are a couple of sheaths he made me for neck carry.
    Last edited by VolGrad; 11-10-2012 at 06:26 PM. Reason: I forgot something I wanted to say.

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    Those look awesome!
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    VolGrad, thank you very much for posting this. I've been pondering something along those lines - wanting something smaller and more discreet that a RAT-3. But I have found a TDI to just not work the way I wanted.

    That Candiru rig looks like just the ticket. I appreciate the photos, too.

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    Volgrad - the larger knife is the Izula II with the longer handle yes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JHC View Post
    Volgrad - the larger knife is the Izula II with the longer handle yes?
    Correct. Izula II.

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    Wow, those look sharp! And great photos for the demonstrations- thanks for including those Vol!

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    Photos on the belt were tricky. I took them one handed with my iPhone.

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    Those are awesome...

    I have a couple things I've been wanting good kydex sheaths for, but have been putting it off because I couldn't find what i was wanting. I think I've now found what I want!

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    Great looking sheaths. I'm really wanting to try out a Candiru for every-day use, but that prime 11:00 spot is taken up by my BOB (hopefully to be replaced by a Clinch Pick someday). Trying to get rid of visible pocket clips, but 2 fixed blades on the belt seems a bit... too much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickA View Post
    Great looking sheaths. I'm really wanting to try out a Candiru for every-day use, but that prime 11:00 spot is taken up by my BOB (hopefully to be replaced by a Clinch Pick someday). Trying to get rid of visible pocket clips, but 2 fixed blades on the belt seems a bit... too much.
    The idea came when I was fiddling with a Clinch Pick actually. I hate teklocks in some instances and had the idea to get a CP to work on a 1.75" belt as I believe most have a mini teklock that is 1.5" only. It strays from the CP sheath in a few ways and that sheath is set up that way for a few reasons but wearing a larger belt at times forces compromise. Also not having a Clinch Pick is an issue too...

    Here is what I started with:


    Did not have the CP in hand long enough to adjust height but I did get the function desired. To mimic the standoff from the body it would require a slight tweak but it is doable.
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