Pros: Overall Quality, Durability, None
Cons: Carry Position
Great for modding with one flaw
I personally love this sheath, but to make it practical you have to make some minor alterations using Ranger bands, and stuff you might want to add. The nice thing, is the sheath is fairly rigid, has water drainage holes, and provides you with a sturdy platform for adding extra stuff to the sheath that can make your machete a complete survival system. If you go on Youtube, or google search Pathfinder Mods to the Ontario Machete you will come across perhaps my favorite starting point for how you might want to mod out your machete to suit your backwoods trekking. When hiking, space and weight are a premium, and the more you can spread out your gear in layers of priority, the better off you will be. You can make a nice and light short range survival setup using the pathfinder mods, so that if you lose your pack and are lost, you can survive quite well with just your machete, and all the spare gear you were able to strap to this nice sheath. The cons have been mentioned before, but I will agree and relist some here specifically that annoy me: The sheath comes very very tight and may be slightly warped from being in storage. Your machete might feel almost STUCK inside. The pin from the clasp can also interfere with sheathing the blade if your not careful. From experience I can tell you that you just need to break the sheath in. After a few hundred pulls the blade doesn't lock in so tight, and now, for me, mine is snug enough to stay in even when upside down, but loose enough I can easily pull it free. Just do yourself a favor and either fold and strap down the silly belt clasp, or cut it off with a hacksaw or something, it is absolutely useless without a mil spec belt with spaced holes, and even with those holes it doesn't last long or feel comfortable at all... I'd rate this sheath at a 5 if not for the lame wire clasp and its silly rivet.