Sorry to revive a dead thread... I hated the leather sheath for my Surge. A friend tried to give me his when he bought a nylon sheath and I wouldn't even take it off his hands, lol. I love the little side pockets on the nylon case. I've got a Zebra F301 compact pen in one side and my Ti micro prybar in the other side. Add to that the several other T-shank blades I carry behind my LM against the back, and it's quite a kit.