KnivesShipFree Leather Sheaths: Pocono Pocket Sheath
A slimmer, more styled version of the Adirondack, the Pocono's tapered shape allows it to sit in the front or back pocket perfectly. It doesn't move around or allow the knife to turn over. Because of the design, the Pocono doesn't "print" in your pants, so no one will know you have your Bark River Knife handy. This newer variety is slimmer and as such allows more versatility of carry. The Pocono fits in smaller pockets and is less obtrusive in your pocket.
The sheath side is the same as with our other pocket sheaths, allowing the carry of a variety of small fixed blade knives. The second pocket is designed to carry a AA or AAA flashlight, pen or similar sized object.
*Second picture shows sheath with Bark River Mini-Bushcrafter model.
- Overall Length: 5.2" (130mm)
- Depth: 5" (125mm)
- Width (main pocket): 1.4" (35mm)
- Width (secondary pocket): 1.2" (30mm)
- Weight:: 1.4oz.
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Like most of us I've carried knives for years, guns as well. Trying to carry a fixed blade can be a problem. With the KSF Pocono, that's no longer an issue. Nicely made, good leather. Stiff enough, flat, sits well and upright as advertised. Very very satisfied with this and it'll not be my last. If you need a fixed blade and a way to carry it, experience says KSF is the place to go and the product to buy, hands down!!
The sheath is well made from heavy, well-finished, and well-stitched leather. I've been carrying my AG Russel Woodswalker in it along with a stainless steel Lumintop Worm flashlight, and both fit great. A knife with a slightly wider handle would probably fit even better. Retention is very good... holding the handle of the knife, I can shake the sheath (with the relatively heavy flashlight in place) vigorously, and it doesn't slip off the knife. Nevertheless, drawing the knife (two-handed) is not a problem, and there is IMHO just the right amount of friction/resistance for pocket carry.
The stainless steel Worm fits very tightly in the flashlight slot, which is a good thing in my estimation, as it will not come out unexpectedly. It helps to pinch the sheath a bit when drawing out the flashlight. I imagine it will loosen up with use, or one could wet-mold the sheath to the light and knife. A light that's much wider than the Worm (~14 mm), or a light with aggressive knurling (the Worm is very smooth) may require wet molding to fit properly.
The only reason I didn't give this sheath 5 stars is because it tends to want to tip to one side in my front or back pocket. YMMV. Where it fits well is in the narrow cell phone pocket that some of my pants and shorts have on the outside of the right leg -- though the handle of the knife may protrude from the pocket, depending upon length. This sheath would also probably fit well in many jacket pockets.
The Pocono sheath is not priced especially cheaply, but neither is is built cheaply :) and it is so well constructed that I'm happy with my purchase as a good value. Hopefully someday soon I'll have a nice Bark River to carry in it.