Rated 3 out of 5 by Neumba Nice look, but....
Very nice looking piece. However, the product is made from thin leather, especially the belt loop, which will never stand up to regular use. Also not true to size. Dimensions given should have easily fit my intended knife. Instead it was very snug. Disappointing overall. This is the first LL Bean product that I have purchased in 40+ years as a customer that I have not been very satisfied with. I have noticed that quality standards overall seem to be declining at LL Bean, and quality is what has kept me coming back until now.
April 27, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Cooterman Cheap!
L.L. Bean really let me down on this one. Replaced belt loop after 1 week. Leather too thin.
February 24, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Very disappointed.
I bought this as a gift for my husband. It didn't even last one week. The straps that the belt loops through tore right off. It looks much cheaper than the picture and frankly, I was disappointed that LL Bean would put their name on it. I will return it an shop elsewhere.
September 23, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by CommanderAdama Not what I expected
This sheath was just a little too big for what I wanted to use it for. I might have actually kept it anyway except for the fact it just felt cheap. I expect a certain quality from LL Bean products and this did not have it.
July 24, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by NYCBeanBuyer Sheath is not what it used to be, but OK
Like so many other products, this is not the same sheath that I bought four years ago. The leather is thinner, and although perfectly adequate, it's just sad that you can't get the same product you counted on when reordering. Also, at $19.50, it's way overpriced, especially considering the drop in quality.
The original one houses my Spyderco Tenacious perfectly and looks and feels great; the new one handles a smaller knife and if I hadn't had the older sheath, I guess I would have been satisfied with the quality of this one.
If you go ahead and buy this, put some neatsfoot oil on it and break it in with the knife of your choice. It's still OK. But you may be satisfied with an inexpensive nylon version while saving some money.
May 14, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by ESSO LLBean quality
Excellent quality. Bought the small sheath pocket knife holder and surprised at the size. I will use it but swamps knife. I would consider the size at least designed for a medium size knife. llbean needs to offer a smaller size for knife under 4" folded.
January 14, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by LLHUNTER Weak Belt Loop
I purchased this item to carry my Gerber. Size is perfect however the leather on the back for belt to pass through is already tearing. Have only been wearing for just under 2 weeks. Not one to return items (have NEVER) but will question folks when I next return to the store in Freeport. Simple design change would correct problem. Thicker leather on back as what is there is not sufficient and would pay slightly more as the cost is more than reasonable.
December 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by rickt Nice leatherwork
This is a very well made piece of leather work. The seams are straight and the leather is high quality.The design and strong snap keep your favorite knife/tool very secure.
November 12, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Rigmarole Built to a price
The sheath wasn't great and it wasn't terrible. The leather quality was just fair. I returned it. I decided I'd rather go with a high quality nubby nylon sheath than a leather sheath which looked a little cheap new and would summarily head south from there. I would urge LLB to spend $1 more per copy on leather quality in China and raise the price accordingly. I'm sure they have well honed techniques for making these determinations and thus we have this. It looks better in the picture than it does jumping out of the green bag.
November 12, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by kardon1 Don't waste your money
Gave this to my Husband on a Monday, he wore it to work for 3 days and by Thursday the slot on the back that goes through the belt was ripping open, the leather is very very thin, it does not hold up well at all, don't waste your money on this product, find something else.
November 5, 2014