|| The reasoning behind taking
your time in the selection your EDC tools is so that you don't
end up wasting time and money on things that you will not carry.
Once you have chosen a fixed blade, the next logical step is
to figure out how to carry it no matter the environment you
find yourself in. The solution to that problem is the Professional
The Professional Carry
Option is based on the belief that that a dedicated warrior
should carry the same primary defensive fixed blade knife as
much as possible no matter the circumstances. The way the PCO
accommodates this is by having three different kydex sheaths
for the same knife. All three sheaths should come from the knife
maker or sheath maker free from permanent attachments.
The primary carry option is the one that will be utilized to
wear the knife most of the time. For most people this is dictated
by lifestyle and work environment. Many people have found that
the best option for their primary carry option is the Mercharness
or the Tactical Tether.
The secondary carry option is often based on your mode of dress
and activities in your leisure time. This carry option is usually
complimentary of the primary carry option and can be used in
tandem if a second fixed blade is worn. For example, one fixed
blade worn on a mercharness and another on a Tactical Tether.
The third carry option is usually a spare sheath that can be
attached to load bearing equipment, back pack or maybe even
for off body carry. This is easily done with zip ties or parachute
cord if you want a low cost mounting alternative.
With a quality knife, three quality sheaths, a Mercharness
and Tactical Tether
you would have several options. You would also not be left with
a box of hardware that leaves you with carry options that lack
deployment capabilities. You can now carry the knife no matter
your mode of dress, environment or activity. This allows you
to get the most out of the knife in the way of carry time and
functionality. There are usually no screws to mess with or parts
to move, all you have to do is take the knife out and put it
in another sheath.
In the coming weeks I will be working with several knife and
sheath makers to compile a list of those who will Professional
Carry Option Providers. By seeing that they offer the PCO
you will know that they understand that a steak knife carried
is better than a custom left at home. If you are maker interested
in the PCO please
Contact Us about
being added to the list. You will be added to www.moderncombativesystems.com
and have a clickable logo.