Scout Carry

Scout carry knives have become a staple for outdoor enthusiasts, tactical professionals, and everyday carry freaks alike. Shoutout to the homies that carry 7 blades at once, we see you! This carry method, which involves strapping the knife horizontally at the small of the back or along the waistline, offers unparalleled ease of access and comfort.

Toor Knives, specializes in tactical, outdoor, and folding blades – so you know we take our knife carrying business seriously.  Each knife is designed to excel in specific scenarios, ensuring you have the right tool at your side, no matter your adventure.

BEST TACTICAL: Mullet

BEST OUTDOOR: Field 3.0

BEST FOR EDC: Jank Shank

HONORABLE MENTION: Darter

What is Scout Carry?

Scout carry is a method of carrying a knife that involves positioning the sheath horizontally along the belt line, either at the small of the back or on the side. This approach to knife carry offers several distinct advantages, making it a popular choice among outdoor enthusiasts, tactical professionals, and everyday carry (EDC) users. We show you the specifics of scout carry, highlighting its benefits, variations, and considerations for optimal use.

Benefits of Scout Carry

Accessibility: Scout carry allows for quick and easy access to your knife with either hand, ensuring you can draw your tool efficiently in any situation.

Concealment: This carry method offers a discreet way to carry a larger knife without drawing attention, as it can easily be concealed under a shirt or jacket.

Comfort: By distributing the weight of the knife horizontally, scout carry reduces discomfort and interference with movement, making it comfortable for all-day wear, even when seated or driving.

Versatility: Suitable for a wide range of activities, from hiking and camping to tactical operations and everyday tasks, scout carry adapts to your needs and lifestyle.

Considerations for Optimal Use

Knife and Sheath Selection: The size and design of the knife and sheath are crucial. A slim profile and secure sheath retention are essential for comfort and safety.

Belt Compatibility: Ensure your belt is sturdy enough to support the knife and sheath, preventing them from sagging or shifting during movement.

Clothing and Activity: Consider your attire and the day's activities when choosing to scout carry. Adjust the knife's position for the highest comfort and accessibility based on your plans.

Legal and Practicality Aspects: Always be aware of local laws regarding knife carry and ensure that scout carry is suitable for your environment and activities.

Best Tactical: Mullet

The Mullet is a masterpiece of tactical design, made from the durable CPM 154 steel. This knife features a unique short swerve grind that strengthens the tip and reduces drag, making it perfect for piercing and slicing through tough materials. At 8.5 inches long and weighing 7.5 ounces, the Mullet is the ideal midsize knife, boasting ergonomic G10 or ebony handles for a secure grip. The inclusion of the Breacher Ball™, a tungsten carbide ball embedded in the tang, allows for efficient breaching of glass in emergencies. Crafted with pride in San Diego, CA, and paired with a FlexTech KYDEX® sheath, the Mullet is the ultimate tactical scout carry knife.

Best Outdoor: Field 3.0

The Field 3.0 is your lightweight companion for outdoor excursions, offering a perfect balance between size and functionality. Its 8-inch length makes it compact yet effective for a variety of tasks, from detailed cutting to robust outdoor use. The blade's KG Gunkote coating ensures durability against the elements, while its pointed tip and sturdy edge retention make it a versatile tool for any camper or hiker. The Field 3.0's design is a testament to our commitment to creating functional, durable knives for the outdoors.

Best for EDC: Jank Shank

The Jank Shank is an evolution in everyday carry knives, offering improved grip and durability with its textured scales and 0.1875" steel thickness. This knife is designed to tackle the challenges of both urban and wilderness environments, making it an indispensable tool for self-defense and daily use. With a weight increase to 3.6 oz for enhanced performance, and accompanied by a FlexTech KYDEX® sheath, the Jank Shank is the pinnacle of EDC scout carry knives.

Honorable Mention: Darter

A collaboration between Toor Knives and Travis Haley of Haley Strategic Partners, the Darter stands out with its unique reverse serrations and robust CPM S35VN steel construction. Heat-treated to around 60 Rockwell hardness, this knife is capable of handling diverse tasks. The Darter's design, featuring a Black G10 handle with Red liners and a dragonfly wing pattern texture, ensures a secure grip in all conditions. Its compact size, combined with a FlexTech KYDEX® sheath and various mounting options, makes the Darter a versatile and reliable choice for any situation.

February 05, 2024