Cold Steel Special Forces Shovel Sheath

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Many years of experience have gone into the design of this highly functional, quality sheath.  We use our sheaths in the woods and understand how important it is that your sheath works for you. 

Each sheath is individually handcrafted for the best retention, strength, and quality.  Because each sheath is handcrafted not mass-produced by machine, please expect minor variances in each sheath.

The retention on this sheath is great - nice and tight with a smooth draw.  Each sheath is individually tested for the best retention by shaking upside down.  You will have no worries of your shovel falling out during normal use. This tight retention would make it difficult to remove the sheath if it weren't for our special thumb break design that allows for an easy draw.  (Disclaimer: the knife will come out if forcibly whipped.  If it didn't you wouldn't be able to draw it smoothly.  But the force it takes to whip the knife out of the sheath does not typically ocur during normal use.) 

We specifically choose to use .093 thick KYDEX® instead of the .080 thick KYDEX® that many others use.  This provides a stronger, more rigid sheath with less flex and a consistent, reliable retention.  (Please note that the camo colors only come in .080 thick KYDEX®.  While this works, and many don't have a problem with it, we personally prefer the solid .093 colors.)

The blade rub in this sheath is minimal.  Before molding each sheath, the shovel is meticulously wraped with several layers of tape (specifically on the blade) to provide the extra space needed to prevent the dulling of your shovel.

There is a tiny 1/8" drain hole on the back of the sheath to let moisture escape and is helpful when you have to wash dirt out of your sheath.  (If you would rather not have this drain hole, please mention so in the comment box on the checkout page.)

All the edges are buffed for a smooth, professionally finished look that also helps to seal the edges by melting them together.


Options available for this sheath:

Belt loop options:

None - This is your simplest option. Ambidextrous option – can be used both right and left handed (note: all of our sheaths have a left handed option).  Also allows you to attach your own belt loop option such as Tek-Lok or Molle-Lok.

Molle-Lok (pair) - Use the Molle-Lok (by Blade-Tech) for easy mounting onto any MOLLE gear. The Molle-Lok has press locking tabs, making it easier to manipulate than other MOLLE attachments once in place. There is no need for any special tools to separate the locking mechanism. This is the small Molle-lok version.



Black, Coyote Brown, and Olive Drab are the standard colors that are available at no extra charge.

We do have over 30 colors available for you to choose from.  Addition cost applies for custom colors. 

When choosing a camo pattern remember that camo colors only come in .080 thick KYDEX®.  The camo will be on both the front and the back of the sheath.


Milled Slots can be added for more versatility for $10.00.


Sheath Only! Shovel not included.