This is a smaller version of the original Rūtsu Rice Knife Sheath that's been scaled down to fit the Mini-Rice Knife perfectly. All the features of the original in a more compact size.
For more details about the original Rūtsu Rice Knife Sheath, please read on...
We fell in love with the Rice Knife the first time we used it. It's pure simplicity and effectiveness can't be beat. But there's never really been a safe and convenient way to carry it. (We weren't too keen on one friend's practice of sticking the handle in his back pocket and hoping for the best - love you man!)
That's what inspired us to hit the workshop and start tinkering. Now, over a year later, after many design improvements, lots of real world testing, and helpful feedback from gardening friends, we're ready to share the Rūtsu Rice Knife Sheath.
We designed our sheath to be beautiful as well as functional, and each one is completely handmade. The sheath body is crafted from strong but lightweight poplar wood, finished with a hand rubbed wax application. The two part belt loop and hanger system, made of high quality latigo and chap leather, was designed to provide the perfect balance of flexibility and rigidity for a one-handed draw.
The hidden spring retention system holds your knife securely with no need for additional retention straps (that get in the way and can break or rust out) yet still allows for easy draw and re-sheathing. A big advantage when your hands are muddy or full of harvested fruits and vegetables. And the open bottom design is self-cleaning, shrugging off dirt and mud with ease.
The convenient snap on belt loop makes putting it on quick and easy so it's always with you when you need it. You'll never set your rice knife down on the ground "just for a minute" so you'll never be at risk of losing it. (This actually happens more often than you might think!)
Sheath is designed to fit snugly on a 1-1/2" (3.8 cm) wide belt (not included in this listing). As an option, an additional snap can be added to ensure a snug fit on a 1-1/4" (3.2 cm) belt.
o Clean, elegant design. Natural materials. o Box sheath design enables easy one hand re-sheathing o Open bottom is self-cleaning and won't collect dirt and mud o Spring retention system holds knife securely, but allows easy access o Snap on belt loop for easy on/easy off o Fits most common rice knives o Ambidextrous design