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EDC Knifeless Fuse...day two. 2194

Zombie Apprentice Posts: 17,497 Armed with camera and not afraid to use it.
EDC Knifeless Fuse...day two.
« on: October 02, 2009, 02:11:19 AM »
As some of you know, I just purchases 2 knifeless fuses; one for the collection and the other for work. I work in a High School so no blades are allowed. However, I am also the computer contact, and I basically take care of all the computers within allowable Board IT parameters (don't get me started on that) and often use pliers (if they only knew  :D) to fix ummm...computery things (;)). Anyways, I am always in need of a pair of pliers, etc. I thought the knifeless fuse would be perfect.

When I bought both, I decided to try the leather and nylon sheath (no I am not going to make the mistake that the fuse is in fact a kick and I can use a clip...this time :D). After wearing the leather sheath for one day, I was ready to throw it out the second floor window. I am a big guy with a gut, and the leather sheath...(can I call it leather?) has several things wrong with it right from the get go. For one, it rides too high. In fact, it dug into my side all day long to such an extent I just had to take it off 3/4 through the day. To add insult to injury, I found that the rough edges on the sheath that made contact with skin rubbed it raw in no time flat. I still have sheath rash in one spot on my side and that was from yesterday.  :o

This morning, I tried the nylon sheath, and what a difference. It was super comfortable, No rough edges, and best of all, it rides lower on the belt. So I have found my sheath of preference, and it only took 2 days.

I am very disappointed with the craptacular pleather sheath. I figured it being compact, would be a better fit and would infinitely be more comfortable. I was thinking of the leather sheaths of old from Leatherman. Boy, was I wrong.

As for the knifeless fuse, it helped me with opening one computer case for servicing. It also came in handy for a lab preparation, where I used the wire cutters to good effect. Yesterday will be day 3 of my EDC with the knifeless fuse. It is a PD day, so I won't have any opportunity to use it, but I would say the experiment so far has been a rousing success.  :salute:



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Re: EDC Knifeless Fuse...day two.
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2009, 02:36:41 AM »
Good review, +1 on the pleather, they suck!!

Also, never say never, there maybe a loose bolt on a desk, or maybe a door knob wiggles, or etc. etc. etc. :D

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Re: EDC Knifeless Fuse...day two.
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2009, 02:37:20 AM »
LOL I also threw the pleather sheath out after using it for a day, then bought a nylon one.  :D
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 17,497 Armed with camera and not afraid to use it.
Re: EDC Knifeless Fuse...day two.
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2009, 02:42:43 AM »
That and I forgot to mention that the leather sheath is badly built. I found that I couldn't holster the fuse once I took it out because it got jammed on an inside fold of the fake leather sheath, thereby not allowing me to close the lid properly and secure the Fuse. This happened twice in one day. Bha!

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Re: EDC Knifeless Fuse...day two.
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2009, 02:43:22 AM »
Gosh dang pleather makes me so mad! >:(

But I've never had to use it. :D

Got those frog legs.
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 17,497 Armed with camera and not afraid to use it.
Re: EDC Knifeless Fuse...day two.
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2009, 12:05:41 PM »
Count yourself lucky.

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Re: EDC Knifeless Fuse...day two.
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2009, 02:49:55 PM »
I can only agree.  I normally dislike nylon sheaths but the pleather one's you get on the Blast/Fuse/Kick are so horrible anything would be better.

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Re: EDC Knifeless Fuse...day two.
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2009, 05:17:50 PM »
How do the Kick-Fuse-Blast sheathes stack up against the Wave-Charge sheathe? I find the nylon one comfier, but I cut my teeth on the pleather one. Hell, I used it for two years, up until last week when I finally got around to picking up the nylon variety.

On a side note, I also picked up a pleather Juice sheathe, and I'm in love. I dig the belt clip.
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Re: EDC Knifeless Fuse...day two.
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2009, 06:05:16 PM »
Chako if I were you I would get the MOLLE sheath if you don't have one already. Both the 4'' and 4.5'' LM tools fit nicely in them. This way you don't have to worry about what sheath to use on an everyday basis. I've bought one for my Core and so far so good. Most comfortable sheath I've ever worn.
« Last Edit: October 02, 2009, 06:20:40 PM by EZ822 »

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Re: EDC Knifeless Fuse...day two.
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2009, 06:44:03 PM »
Ummm pleather.....  If were socially acceptable I would drape myself in pleather.   :D   No visuals please.  :ahhh


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Zombie Apprentice Posts: 17,497 Armed with camera and not afraid to use it.
Re: EDC Knifeless Fuse...day two.
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2009, 11:53:01 PM »
I do have a few MOLLE sheaths. I am happy enough with the nylon one that I see no need to find something more comfortable. I don't even feel it is there now, which is the ideal.

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Re: EDC Knifeless Fuse...day two.
« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2009, 02:41:11 AM »
I'm actually pretty happy with the current pancake sheaths. The velcro wears out after a few years but it's not hard to put on a snap.


The MOLLE sheaths, tho, are just excellent.

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Re: EDC Knifeless Fuse...day two.
« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2009, 02:45:47 AM »
I'm actually pretty happy with the current pancake sheaths. The velcro wears out after a few years but it's not hard to put on a snap.


The MOLLE sheaths, tho, are just excellent.


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Re: EDC Knifeless Fuse...day two.
« Reply #13 on: October 03, 2009, 02:47:04 AM »
I'm actually pretty happy with the current pancake sheaths. The velcro wears out after a few years but it's not hard to put on a snap.


The MOLLE sheaths, tho, are just excellent.


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Yea.....I know........but they are pretty tough.

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Re: EDC Knifeless Fuse...day two.
« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2009, 02:49:15 AM »
I'm actually pretty happy with the current pancake sheaths. The velcro wears out after a few years but it's not hard to put on a snap.


The MOLLE sheaths, tho, are just excellent.


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Yea.....I know........but they are pretty tough.

Agreed. :D :)

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Re: EDC Knifeless Fuse...day two.
« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2009, 05:55:34 AM »
Glad to hear the Fuse is doing a good job for ya Chako :tu: I actually had a better than expected experience with the Blast's Pleather sheath :o :D It really never bothered me but after about 8 months I went with the SuperTool and it's old school leather sheath and never looked back ;) Well that is until the past week when my newly returned Core from LM HQ came back thought I would carry it some before it went the way of the dinosaur when I get the ST 300 ;) :D :D :D

I also like the sheaths that come with the LM knifes like these  :cheers:

http://store.leatherman.com/shop/shop.aspx?category=41

There is a nylon pancake sheath in there as well but you get the idea of which ones I am talking about  ;) :D
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 17,497 Armed with camera and not afraid to use it.
Re: EDC Knifeless Fuse...day two.
« Reply #16 on: October 03, 2009, 12:03:49 PM »
That is odd don't you think. The MOLLE sheath is designed for the military, and yet, I am sure that the extra long Velcro would be a disadvantage in many combat situations. One would think they would go with a magnetic clasp or something.  :think:

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Re: EDC Knifeless Fuse...day two.
« Reply #17 on: October 03, 2009, 01:37:51 PM »
That is odd don't you think. The MOLLE sheath is designed for the military, and yet, I am sure that the extra long Velcro would be a disadvantage in many combat situations. One would think they would go with a magnetic clasp or something.  :think:
Totally agree with the magnetic clasp idea.
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Re: EDC Knifeless Fuse...day two.
« Reply #18 on: October 03, 2009, 04:27:10 PM »
Slightly different question.  Given that your place of employ has a no knife policy, are you finding yourself having to explain every five minutes that the tool on your belt is bladeless?

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Re: EDC Knifeless Fuse...day two.
« Reply #19 on: October 03, 2009, 10:52:01 PM »
Not that bad. I just have to say it has no knife...and they haven't yet. Mind you, I am sure a few went running to the Principal, but she was the first one I showed it to.  :D

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Re: EDC Knifeless Fuse...day two.
« Reply #20 on: October 04, 2009, 11:10:13 PM »
Not that bad. I just have to say it has no knife...and they haven't yet. Mind you, I am sure a few went running to the Principal, but she was the first one I showed it to.  :D

Sensible move ;)  :tu:

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