Skinth Solutions sent me an email, telling me that they have some new Shield designs coming out. Shields are their new belt-mounted minimalist multi-tool sheaths. I suppose some of the sizes could also work well with pocket knives and maybe even flashlights.
I’m pretty pleased with last year’s Skinth OG, but it can sometimes be a bit empty if I just want to carry a multi-tool. Plus I requested it with a 1.5″ belt loop, which is perfect for my webbing belt, but a tad too small for my favorite 1-5/8″ leather belt.
Uh-oh, they want to send a review sample and want to know what size I want to test out and evaluate.
Recently I’ve been carrying a Leatherman OHT. Other times, a Wave. I also have a Juice that I’d like to carry around some days but lack a proper sheath for. ToolGuyd’s multi-tool review page is also looking a bit empty, but to review some of my older tools I need to first carry and use them more. Except for a few exceptions I don’t like the sheaths that come standard with most multi-tools.
The small size could carry my Juice or a small Victorinox Swiss Army Knife. The medium seems great for my Charges, Wave, or the Rebar sample I still have around. The large size can fit the same tools the medium sheath is sized for, plus another flat accessory or two. The extra-large is sized for a Surge, Super Tool 300, or OHT.
Skinth offers several larger sheaths as well, but beyond the XL they stop being minimalist tool sheaths in my opinion.
So size which did I pick to review?
I couldn’t decide, so I purchased a small, medium, and large. I couldn’t add a fourth Skinth to my cart, so I requested an XL as a media evaluation sample.
Buy Now(via Skinth)
Skinth Shields are made from 1000D CORDURA and are laser-cut and assembled in Canada. They are completed with heavy duty nylon thread, stainless steel belt clips, and one or two button snap closures.
Prices range from $25 to $35, with USA shipping at $5 for up to 3 Shields per package.
If I wasn’t able to consider my sheath purchase as a business expense, I probably would have purchased just the small and the large. Or maybe the small and medium. Medium and large? Large and a “Juice Box?”