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
Rated 5 out of 5 by sagemoon yippee!!!!
i had a bean knife holder since 1986. the loopy thing finally gave out. thank you for having this. now i won't wear a hole in my workpants :) fits my swiss army knife perfectly.
June 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by circleswimmer Quality Case
I recently purchased a Sidekick multi-tool and the case that came with it was not practical for everyday use. It had a leather sheath with holes for a lanyard. It is great for camping or hiking but not for everyday wear.
I measured my tool and found that the small heavy leather case on the L.L. Bean website would hold my tool and I could put it on my belt and wear it every day. This met my needs perfectly. I ordered and received the case and it was exactly what I desired. I would recommend this to anyone who needs a quality case for their knife or tool. Excellent quality item!
June 3, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by AEades It broke
I got this for my husband as a gift. After two days of wearing it on his belt, the leather belt holder ripped and he can no longer wear it on his belt. The leather belt holder was just too thin. It seems it was built more for looks than for actual use; it didn't hold up while my husband was working on the farm.
I offered to him to return it for another one but he's not at all confident that a second one would be made any differently.
I got it on sale and with a coupon so it's not even worth returning for the small refund.
Very disappointed, LL Bean.
April 10, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by oldvermonter9 Rugged clean design
The old LLBean sheath was about worn out so ordered this one! I like the horizontal vertical capability of this sheath and the clean design for rugged outdoor use. The one problem I have with most sheaths is that they arrive very stiff and need some leather treatment to soften them up for use!
April 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Toy4sam Nice case
Well constructed. Fit my knife perfectly. Would buy again.
March 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by wolfman8 well made & versatile
I always carry a knife on my belt and it always gets in the way of the seatbelt while trying to lock in. I have a nylon sheath that allows it to be worn horizontally, I prefer leather but as yet had never seen one that could be worn both ways. This is not a cheaply made item, the leather is top grade and made in the USA, (always a plus in my book). Worth every cent.
March 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by nmshop great stuff
very well made - and great looking - should last forever
February 28, 2013