Rated 5 out of 5 by mcmcc Horizontal knife sheath
good solid leather. It will last for years of abuse. fits all my Swiss army and two 5" buck knives.
October 1, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by MajorOrdeal Great Basic Knife Sheath
Leather could be a little heavier, but overall, a well constructed and functional knife sheath. This is the second one that I have bought for another knife. Can be attached to pack straps as well as belts.
September 10, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5
by PhotosRLJ Tore the First Time I Used It
I'm actually returning this to L.L. Bean this morning and asking for a replacement. I bought it to use with my Buck Ranger folding knife because it is, I feel, a much nicer appearing case than the one that came with the Buck. It arrived, fit perfectly, and really is a nice product. However, the first time I used it, it brushed hard against the seat in my truck as I was getting in, and the leather tore in the slit my belt went through. This is the first Bean product I've ever had that has failed, but I am sending it back for an exchange because I really do like it...I'll just be more careful where I place it on my belt.
July 30, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Sufat24 Needs rivets
After about a year and a half of just partial weekly wearing of the sheath ...the stitching in upper corners is broke and is pulling through. It's a good design and feels good in the horizontal position but is not riveted in the corners like the Buck sheaths are.
March 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by OnPoint Good product
Nice sheath. Good leather and well made. Should last a lifetime.
January 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by TURNERANGEL1 KNIFE HOLDER
GREAT QUALITY..FAST FREE SHIPPING
January 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 Preferred sheath for Buck 110
I recently ordered a Buck 110 hunting knife and a Vertical/Horizontal Knife Sheath (large) at the same time. When both items arrived, I discovered that the Buck sheath provided with knife was not as good a fit or as well crafted as the Vertical/Horizontal Knife Sheath. The Vertical/Horizontal Knife Sheath can be carried perpendicular or parallel to the belt and comes in two sizes, but for the Buck 110 the large size fits the knife better.
December 4, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by porcupineman Vertical Knife Sheath
I have only used this sheath in the vertical position. I only now noticed it could be horizontal, even better. I got it for an old Leatherman that had outlived its sheath. The Leatherman fits the sheath well so it's what I wanted. The vertical loop is centered so the knife doesn't flop around and get caught up on things. I've worked in the thick woods wearing it and the snap has never been undone unless I unsnapped it. I've only had it a couple weeks but it seems like well designed, sturdy product.
October 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by BackwoodsBozo Looks great; makes carrying my knife practical
I've been looking for a ruggedly attractive leather sheath for my largest Swiss-made folding knife. Almost settled for a black nylon model but glad I waited and discovered this new-to-me LL Bean sheath.
The rich brown color of the thick cowhide is well depicted online photo, with the "LL Bean" embossed on the flap being more subtle on mine that in the photo.
IMO this sheath is a MUCH classier carry with sports wear than the typical nylon sheaths sold to accommodate larger folding knifes. The design that allows it to be attached either horizontally or vertically to the belt works well and seems sturdy enough that it won't tear out easily.
The sheath's stitching and edge finishing is well done, although I'd have liked to see rivet reinforcements in the bottom corners.
LL Bean says the large version "fits folding knives "up to 1 1/2" wide and 5 1/2" long". Be warned that my beautiful folding Swiss-made knife measures a bit less than 1 3/8" wide and less than 5 3/8" long (plus about 1" thick) and it BARELY allows the flap snap to close and bulges the leather out to the extent that the knife must be removed from the case in order to slide the case on or off your belt. But once on the belt the leather has loosened up enough to insert and remove the knife with reasonable ease.
FWIW my sheath is embossed "Made in USA of USA and Imported Materials".
I like this sheath a lot and recommend it for anyone who wants to carry a knife that's a bit smaller than what LL Bean describes.
September 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by mrtallyman LLB V/H Knife Sheath is Built to Last
The LLB Vertical/Horizontal Knife Sheath offers a tough and convenient way to keep up with your pocket knife. The snap closure is tight and secure. The leather is substantial and is nicely finished - not too fancy. I bought the large one for a Buck knife (also purchased from L.L. Bean) and the fit is perfect. All-in-all this is a top quality product. I look forward to getting many years of service out of it for camping, gardening, and general usage.
July 8, 2013