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Discussion in 'Pens, Pencils, Notebooks, and Notebook Covers' started by YankeeHotelFoxtrot, Dec 16, 2012.

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    Hi All,

    I wear tac pants virtually every day and I'm looking for a better way to carry a pencil, a pen and my Brite Strike EPLI. Currently they are just clipped side by side in my right thigh cargo pocket. They click together when I walk, so I was hoping to find a lightweight sheath to put in my pocket. Ideally the sheath would have 3 slots, but I could go with just 2, and use the LH pocket for the flashlight. I'd like it to be light-weight, preferably black. Perhaps a sturdy nylon ( doesn't need to be 1000 denier :) ). Any ideas where I can find this? Natural leather is an option, but it's heavier than nylon.

    Thanks for any suggestions!
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    YankeeHotelFoxtrot Loaded Pockets

    I was thinking simpler than skinth. My pant flaps use velcro. Im thinking an open-top sheath

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    xbanker Geriatric Admin

    Have you considered a simple Kydex sheath? More rigid than nylon, but lightweight.
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    popedandy Loaded Pockets

    The Skinth P3 works well for me in my side cargo pocket. I carry a pen, a penlight, and a Leatherman Sidekick.
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    Cornholio2188 Loaded Pockets

    ya-if you needed something simpler than the Skinth p3 there's also the p1. More complicated is the Jotter, which has a flap closure to hold moleskin-sized gear along with 4 external elastic straps to house quick access items-pens, knives, usb's etc.
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    jag-engr Semper Bufo!

    I have a couple of DIY suggestions:

    Tyvek holster:
    • use home-wrap Tyvek if you can source it easily, otherwise a Tyvek mailing envelope will work
    • use staples and/or adhesive envelope flaps to connect the pieces of Tyvek
    This will wear out eventually, but, by the time it does, you'll know exactly what you should have done differently. Once you settle on a configuration that works for you, you can always have a custom one done in leather or nylon.

    Elastic band organizer:
    • idea borrowed from this battery organizer
    • use staples to secure elastic at desired intervals
    Based on my experience, as long as you don't make the elastic too tight, items can be removed from and replaced back into the organizer without taking the whole thing out of your pocket.
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    some good ideas here.... I'll look them over and then post. Thanks!
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    not sure about the Skinth. Seems a bit pricey for what is after all a pocket protector. I will continue to search
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    vegassprky Loaded Circuits

    Best of luck on your search. Then come back and get a Skinth, love all of mine. Unless you can make it yourself any custom work will be $$.

    YankeeHotelFoxtrot Loaded Pockets

    not sure, but came upon this

    I would only need less than half the entire capacity shown; not quite sure of the quality, albeit much less expensive.

    then I found this - black - but this costs more than the Skinth

    hmmmm :twins:

    Merrib64 Loaded Pockets

    Make a small sheath to hang on your belt. That will keep your pen or pencil handy. I don't know how other
    people feel but keeping a pen in your pocket is asking for trouble, the pen could get damaged or destroyed.

    YankeeHotelFoxtrot Loaded Pockets

    I actually haven't had an issues with clipping them to my RH cargo pocket. I would just like to store them more neatly and silently.