the course of 100 years or so, the world has seen
the “Neck-Knife” concept of carry.
Originally it was a tribal method of packing a blade,
and in recent times the neck-knife has won favor
by many in our society.
Although it is ideal for many situations, the neck
method is not perfect for everyone.
My man George Matheis has come up with an ideal
solution for those who want a high-to-mid-line (as
opposed to waist or leg) position to mount the user's
Essentially, the “Mercharness” is a
figure-8 shaped harness that is constructed of strong
“para-cord” and rubber stops or beads
Simple in construction and nearly invisible to the
eye, this harness lends itself very well to the
Kydex and Concealex sheaths commonly produced for
the knives of today.
Simply attach the para-cord ends through the eyelets
of the sheath and you're ready.
I have been using one for some time
now, and must say it works very well under the shirt.
Due to the thin cord design, one is able to wear a knife
all day long with nary a burden. It's “sooo-cially
acceptable” because no one can see it. In this day
and age, this can go a long way.
Additionally, the thinness of the harness lends itself
well to hot environments. Compare this to the hot sticky
sensation of leather or nylon rig and you'll know
what I mean.
Adjustability is a key factor for George. He knows that
everyone has a different physical structure and as such,
this harness can adapt as needed. On the other hand, many
folks who use the Mercharness are frequently changing
for under-the-shirt carry to over-the-clothing, so of
course, adjustments need to be made. No problemo, all
is done with ease.
I enjoy about the harness is this:
I can roll it up around the sheath and stick it
in my pocket. This allows me to still have quick
access to my knife.
I can access my blade “cross-body” or
“strong-side” simply by rotating the
harness. This allows me to further customize my
options depending on what my day's duties
are looking like.
This harness is ambidextrous, and the user can actually
mount tools/weapons under each arm (such as a flashlight
While seated in a car, my knife is far quicker and
easier to access than a pocket knife (don't
believe me? Strap your self in and then see what
George is a professional
in the business of preserving public safety and consequently
rubs shoulders with many other pros in law enforcement,
security, and defensive training. All of his interaction
and involvement really pays of for the end user of his
product. I highly recommend the Mercharness and give
it the Thrust Seal of Approval.
Noah Walt - Thust