25 Year Warranty
If anything goes wrong with your Hedgehog Leatherworks product, we will fix or replace it for a period of 25 years after the date it was delivered to your doorstep.
Just let us know what happened and we will make it right. The only way to void your warranty is to intentionally abuse the product or modify it. Otherwise, we stand behind it no matter what.
We are known for our obsessive commitment to quality... so if we are fortunate enough to earn your business, you can bet we will work to keep it.
Handed Crafted in the USA
We are a small team of craftsmen who feel a true sense of purpose in keeping "USA Handmade" alive. We never rush a product and we obsess about the smallest details. If we mess up along the way,
we start over and keep working until it is perfect. Sometimes that can be painful, but we believe that "good enough is never good enough" and that's why we only ship
our best work.
Premium American Leather
Our leather is USA vegetable tanned steer hide that is simply the best money can buy. We have a face-to-face relationship with our supplier, Hermann Oak Leather, who is based right here in our
home town of St. Louis, Missouri. All the major parts of our sheaths are built with 11 ounce thick leather, which is difficult to work with in parts of the crafting process,
but we love its iron-like durability. By the time we dye, tool, burnish and condition our leather it looks like a tank and will last like one too.
Rugged Surface Texture
Our leather is tooled with a rugged texture that is helpful for reducing glare and blending with a natural environment. If you need even more concealment,
just rub on some dirt or charcoal before your mission. Wear your sheath with confidence and don't be afraid to scratch it up.
The more adventures it has, the better it looks... and the more stories it will tell.
Water Repellent Finish
Before leaving our workshop, every sheath is treated with our "Hedgehog Sheath Conditioner". This bees wax based, water repellent coating ensures your leather is ready for the elements the moment you take it out of the box.
To get the best performance and longevity out of your product, we recommend applying conditioner before and after every major field outing. We sell the Hedgehog Sheath Conditioner
separately. It is NOT included with the leather sheath.
When we build your sheath, we cut and form the parts around one of the actual knives we have in our workshop. That means it fits perfectly and will not be rattling around each time you
take a step. If anything, we make them just a little tight because they all have a slight break-in period, just like a pair of hiking boots. Hedgehog sheaths are not generic, meaning that
they are intended only for the knife we advertise them to be compatible with. For example, our sheath for the TOPS Fieldcraft Knife will not fit an Ontario Blackbird Knife and vice versa... even
though different sheath models can look very similar in pictures.
Double Row Stitching
Every Hedgehog sheath has a double row of high-strength stitching that pierces the three layers of leather that surround the knife.
We use a double row for redundancy and because it creates a very rigid and secured welt in the area where the sharpened edge of the knife rests. This is essential
in forming the sheath perfectly and eliminating movement when the knife is secured inside.
Snap-off Belt Loops
The belt loops of the sheath are secured in place with military grade snaps that hold strongly when fastened, but come undone so that you can wear it without
having to feed and unfeed your belt from your pants. Simply wear your belt as normal, feed the sheath loops up through it and then press them shut on the face of the sheath.
This sheath is easy to attach to the standard MOLLE webbing platform that is found on almost all modern military nylon equipment. We recommend using it on large items like
MOLLE backpacks because the knife itself is large enough that it would be pretty cumbersome to carry on a tactical vest.
Horizontal, "Scout Style" Carry
This sheath attaches to your belt in a horizontal fashion across the lower back, with the sharp edge of the blade facing toward the ground. A "Right Handed" version of this sheath will
have the handle sticking out to the right side, so that you can reach back with your right hand to access it. A mirror image of this would be the "Left Handed" version. Carrying your knife
in this sheath is extremely comfortable because it keeps the weight of the knife balanced in the middle of your back, where it will not pull you down to one side or the other. It's also an
excellent position for crawling, climbing and maneuvering because it stays out of the way and keeps your hands free. Some users greatly prefer this horizontal carry option because it allows
them to wear a pistol at the hip without interference from their sheath.
Rapid Release Retention System (US Patent #7587827)
One hallmark feature of Hedgehog sheaths is our Rapid Release Retention System (US Patent #7587827). This mechanism is a series of elastic bands that are integrated with the
leather retention straps that hold the knife securely in place. When you open those straps, they automatically spring away, allowing you to extract your knife without fear of
accidentally cutting into the sheath.
Advanced and Basic Options
When purchasing this sheath, you have the option of a "Basic" or "Advanced" version. They both have the same core features, material, quality and 25 Year Warranty. The "Advanced" version
simply comes equipped with a utility pocket and a mounting sleeve for the Hedgehog Fire Starter. NOTE: The Hedgehog Fire Starter is included with any "Advanced"
version sheath and also comes with a steel striker inside the utility pocket. At your discretion, you can use the utility pocket for storing tinder or small survival necessities. Many people
stuff this pouch with things like fishing line, hooks, sinkers, a button compass, water purification tablets, etc. The inside measures roughly 1.6" wide by .5" high by 2.6" long.
If we can be of any further help providing information about this product, please get in touch with us by visiting the Contact Us page. You
can also call the workshop directly at 877.275.4459. Someone from the Hedgehog Team will get back with you quickly.
Thanks for your time!