The sheath from CountyComm for my EOD Robotics Breacher Bar arrived Wednesday, and I’ve had a few days to play with it. The sheath is listed as a molded kydex model, and sells for $11.95, compared to $17.95 for their standard kydex sheath. The molded sheath would more accurately be described as an injection molded version, reminding me of the same type of material Blade Tech uses in their injection molded line. The sheath appears durable and is extremely lightweight, and it’s molded perfectly for the EOD Robotics bar.
My favorite feature on the sheath is the adjustable tension. Two tension screws at the top of the sheath allow a user to set the level of retention to his or her preference. Thus, the sheath can be made to meed my scientific hold-upside-down-and-shake test without dumping the bar. Rubber bushings between the sheath layers allow for adjustment and friction.
My second favorite feature of the sheath are the multiple mounting options. The back of the sheath has molded holes in the center for mounting a Blade Tech Tek Lok, which will most likely be my preference; the cutouts on the front of the sheath allow easy attachment. In addition, the eight holes around the edges of the sheath allow even more mounting options, from custom belt loops to paracord.
These are just my first impressions, and I’ll get back to you after I’ve given the sheath some hard use. But for $11.95, it seems like a tremendous value to me. While UPS shipping from CountyComm was kind of high, I found more than enough other items to buy to make it worthwhile. Finally, my breacher bar has a place to ride, other than the bottom of my Active Shooter bag.