Scout carry VS Cross draw

Let me begin by saying this is purely my personal opinion when it comes to fixed blade carry options. The issues I'm raising are for the purpose of improving products.

When I'm having a conversation with a client about a sheath build, one of the first questions I ask is; how do you like to carry? and 9 times out of 10 their response is scout carry in the small of the back.

I don't get it? I know it really depends on what your personally doing outdoors and what else your carrying, but this carry style seems so popular but so impractical. Or maybe its just Hollywood fuelling this idea? Cause I gotta admit it does look bad ass in the movies when the hero or villain draws a knife from behind their back. But what you don't see is the awkwardness of re sheathing that knife behind your back. I know people will argue about muscle memory and intended purpose blah blah blah, but in the name of practicability people! Cross draw has to be a better option.

When carrying a fixed blade in the small of your back
> You cant see what your doing when your re-sheathing your knife
> My pack continuously rubs on the sheath in this carry position
> Its not very comfortable to sit in a vehicle

When carrying a fixed blade at the 10 or 2 o'clock positions for a cross body draw

> You can see exactly what your doing
> Getting in and out of vehicles / sitting down Isn't an issue (for me any way heavier guys might have issues)

At the end of the day it all comes down to personal preference. Most of the time when I chat to clients about all this they change their minds and opt for some thing more practical, but some times they don't. So are you a guy or girl who prefers to carry a fixed blade in the small of your back? whats the pros and cons for you and what your doing?

Matt Keillor

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