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Leather Belt Pouch for the Leatherman Squirt 220

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Leather Belt Pouch for the Leatherman Squirt
« on: November 02, 2018, 06:47:25 PM »
Hi folks, about two years ago I found this forum as part of a long, unsuccessful search for a belt pouch for my Squirt, and was disappointed to find that nobody seemed to be making a decent belt pouch for the tool. So like any normal, sane person I decided to learn leatherwork and make my own :D

18 versions and a lot of learning later, I've finally got the design and my technique to where I'm really happy with them. They're vertical holsters, with enough of the tool protruding that you can just grab it when you need it. It grips snugly and I've never had it slip or bounce out (although I must admit my trampolining and somersaulting time at work is minimal). I wear it with smart office wear and I've never had anyone comment on it apart from one person who thought it was a pedometer - for me it's the perfect discreet carry!






I've written two posts about developing the design and making the pouches which you can read at my website http://silverknife.co.uk/makingthings/, and you can buy the pouches right now at my Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/UncommonWorks!

If you'd like any kind of custom variant please let me know in this thread or via the Etsy shop and I'll see what I can do - if there's demand I already plan to offer it in oxblood or in brown, and maybe a version with a snap down cover once I can source hardware I'm really happy with (sub-8mm snap fasteners turn out to be surprisingly hard to find).

There's enough information in the articles to make your own, but I'll also be selling a downloadable guide with templates as soon as I have it to a standard I'm happy with. If you have a bash at making them yourself and want to share your experiences or ask for help, just drop me a line!





No Life Club Posts: 3,301 It is what it isn't.
Re: Leather Belt Pouch for the Leatherman Squirt
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2018, 07:04:51 PM »
That one looks nice!

I would like to see custom ones made that has a clip instead of a belt loop since I don't use a belt it would be nice to clip it to my pants.
No Life Club Posts: 3,164
Re: Leather Belt Pouch for the Leatherman Squirt
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2018, 07:17:47 PM »
When I saw this my first thought was “why would ANYone need a belt pouch for a squirt?” Then I remembered my dad. We will not carry anything in his pockets. I gave him a squirt, he bag carries it, I gave him a Shuffle, it stays in the car. I gave him an OLight. Idk where that is now. So I apologize for my initial reaction. It seems that this would indeed be useful for some folks. Do you have any idea what shipping to the US may cost?

Chop On, Rise Up, and Hail Southern!
Global Moderator Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 46,811
Re: Leather Belt Pouch for the Leatherman Squirt
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2018, 07:33:35 PM »
They are very nice looking  8) and I wonder if scaled up to say a PST or Rebar sized sheath it would still hold the tool in secure :think: either way its nice  :like:

Newbie Posts: 7
Re: Leather Belt Pouch for the Leatherman Squirt
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2018, 07:36:40 PM »
sir_mike: Thank you! And that's a neat idea; if I was able to figure out a design, would you be up for buying one for the same sort of price (about £20-30)?

gdoolittle: No, I think that's a very reasonable reaction :D In jeans or other heavier-duty trousers it's fine in a pocket, in smart trousers I find it feels heavy and bulges, spoils the cut. Shipping to the US is £10 - should be about 13 bucks right now I believe
Newbie Posts: 7
Re: Leather Belt Pouch for the Leatherman Squirt
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2018, 07:39:16 PM »
Poncho65: I don't see any reason why not, a bigger tool would be heavier and presumably more secure - might be more inclined to slide out if you bend over is the only thing. I think people are just used to the snap-closed sheaths.
No Life Club Posts: 3,301 It is what it isn't.
Re: Leather Belt Pouch for the Leatherman Squirt
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2018, 09:58:46 PM »
sir_mike: Thank you! And that's a neat idea; if I was able to figure out a design, would you be up for buying one for the same sort of price (about £20-30)?

gdoolittle: No, I think that's a very reasonable reaction :D In jeans or other heavier-duty trousers it's fine in a pocket, in smart trousers I find it feels heavy and bulges, spoils the cut. Shipping to the US is £10 - should be about 13 bucks right now I believe

I am not sure!  I don't have a need for a Squirt holder but just thinking about clips vs belt loop since I am looking for one to hold a sak like a Swisschamp, Champ Plus or maybe an Explorer and light combo.  I might even want to use one for a Rebar and light combo!  If you had something for those types of sak's or mt's, then I may consider it but I too have concerns about it being open at the top and the possibility of falling out!  I would have to see it first for sure!
Newbie Posts: 7
Re: Leather Belt Pouch for the Leatherman Squirt
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2018, 02:34:35 PM »
I'll look into it for the future :) At some point I'm going to start a thread for anyone who is having trouble finding a pouch for their particular tool and see if I can develop something to fill those niches - should be fun :D

 

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