COMBAT/WILDERNESS GRADE. THE HIGHEST QUALITY/DURABILITY AVAILABLE IN A SHEATH SYSTEM
JUST SOME FYI. OUR SHEATHS AND SHEATH SYSTEMS ARE BUILT QUITE A BIT DIFFERENTLY THAN MOST OF THE "GARDEN VARIETY" SHEATHS OUT THERE. YES, YOU GUESSED IT, THERE ARE GOOD MAKERS, AND THERE ARE NOT SO GOOD MAKERS. IF ALL YOU ARE LOOKING FOR IS, A "PLASTIC SHEATH" TO SIMPLY, "HOLD YOUR KNIFE" , AND FIT/FINISH/RETENTION/ATTENTION TO DETAIL, MAKERS EXPERIENCE ETC. IS NOT VERY IMPORTANT TO YOU, HONESTLY, ANY "RUN OF THE MILL" KYDEX SHEATH WILL DO. HOWEVER, IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING MORE. SOMETHING WELL TESTED AND BATTLE PROVEN (because most are NOT). SOMETHING MUCH NICER AND TOUGHER, WITH MORE DEPENDABILITY, UTILITY AND OPTIONS FOR CARRY. DESIGNED/BUILT WITH THE ULTIMATE IN ATTENTION TO DETAIL AND FUNCTION, BY A FORMER U.S. ARMY SPECIAL FORCES OPERATOR. OUR UNIQUE, ONE OF A KIND COMBAT/WILDERNESS READY CUSTOM BUILT KYDEX AND LEATHER OVER KYDEX SHEATH SYSTEMS MAY BE JUST WHAT THE DOC ORDERED FOR YOU. FINDING A REALLY GREAT KYDEX SHEATH BUILDER, CAN BE AN EXERCISE IN RELATIVE FUTILITY. THERE ARE SIMPLY NOT MANY OUT THERE. ESPECIALLY BUILDERS WHO DESIGN /BUILD YOUR SHEATH SYSTEM, EXACTLY THE WAY YOU WANT IT. MOST KYDEX SHEATHS ARE wide, heavy, and bulky- pancake style "COOKIE CUTTER" SHEATHS. MADE QUICKLY- WHERE RETENTION-KNIFE FIT- STYLE- ATTENTION TO DETAIL- ETC , GENERALLY SUFFERS, IN ORDER TO REDUCE BUILD TIME AND PRODUCTION COSTS. MATERIALS USED ARE USUALLY LOWER GRADE. AND YOU CANNOT TELL BY LOOKING AT A PHOTO OF THE SHEATH !!!. ***WHEN I WAS IN THE U.S. ARMY SPECIAL FORCES AS A TEAM OPERATOR, MYSELF AND THE OTHER TEAM MEMBERS, QUICKLY LEARNED THE REAL BENEFITS AND CRITICAL IMPORTANCE OF A STRONG, ATTENTION TO DETAIL SHEATH SYSTEM, THAT IS SUPERIOR IN THE AREAS OF FIT- KNIFE RETENTION- BUILD QUALITY, AND UTILITY. NOT TO MENTION IT HAD TO BE LIGHTER WEIGHT! WHICH IS WHY WE RARELY IF EVER BUILD "PANCAKE STYLE" SHEATHS, LIKE MOST OTHER MAKERS REGULARLY PRODUCE. I CANNOT STRESS THIS ENOUGH: MOST PANCAKE STYLE SHEATHS ARE SIMPLY MUCH WIDER, HEAVIER, AND BULKIER, THAN OUR LIGHTER, SLIMMER, AND VERY STRONG "TACO- FOLD OVER" STYLE SHEATH SYSTEMS THAT WE DESIGN AND BUILD. FACT IS, MOST SPECIAL OPS SOLDIERS AND THE LIKE, WHO HAVE CUSTOM KYDEX SHEATH SYSTEMS BUILT, CHOOSE OUR TACO STYLE. I BEGAN MY KYDEX BENDING CAREER, DESIGNING AND BUILDING TACTICAL AND UTILITARIAN, "TOP SHELF" SHEATH SYSTEMS, FOR SPECIAL OPERATIONS SOLDIERS. SYSTEMS THAT WOULD NOT FAIL US IN THE FIELD. PERIOD!!! THE OVERALL DESIGN OF YOUR SHEATH SYSTEM IS JUST AS IMPORTANT AS THE QUALITY WITH WHICH IT IS BUILT. FOR EXAMPLE, WE CAN GIVE YOU MORE WAYS/OPTIONS OF CARRYING YOUR SHEATH, THAN MOST OTHER MAKERS. ITS QUALITIES LIKE THIS AND OTHERS, THAT FOLKS GENERALLY DO NOT CONSIDER WHEN SEARCHING FOR A CUSTOM SHEATH DESIGNER/BUILDER. IN FACT, ALOT OF FOLKS WILL GO FOR THE "CHEAPER PRICED", QUICKLY MADE SHEATHS, ON SAY, EBAY, ONLY TO REALIZE LATER THAT THEY CHOSE POORLY. SO, PLEASE, IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT ME, BECAUSE IT IS IMPORTANT TO KNOW, THAT NOT ALL KYDEX SHEATHS ARE MADE THE SAME. HERE AT YHCO WE DO NOT SIMPLY "MAKE SHEATHS". RATHER, WE BUILD, CUSTOM SHEATH SYSTEMS, THAT CAN GREATLY ENHANCE/AUGMENT YOUR CAPABILITIES/EFFECTIVENESS, IN THE FIELD.
IF YOU ARE ON THE HUNT FOR THE HIGHEST QUALITY, TOUGHEST AND MOST UTILITARIAN, BUT STILL LIGHTER WEIGHT- CUSTOM KYDEX, OR (full grain) LEATHER OVER KYDEX SHEATH SYSTEMS, YOUR SEARCH MAY WELL BE OVER. THESE CUSTOM BUILT SHEATH SYSTEMS, AS WELL AS OUR VERY UNIQUE KNIFE AND SHEATH SYSTEMS, ARE CERTAINLY NOT YOUR SIMPLE, AVERAGE, $50 EBAY SHEATHS. ALTHOUGH, WE DO BUILD SOME MORE COST EFFECTIVE OFFERINGS AS WELL. HERE AT YHCO WE DO MUCH MORE FOR YOU THAN YOUR AVERAGE "PART TIME" SHEATH MAKER. OUR SHEATHS START AT ABOUT $75. We have spent the better part of the last 20 years, designing/building custom sheath systems for special ops and conventional military personnel, law enforcement officers, government operators, avid outdoorsmen, survivalists, preppers and hunters the world over. AND, WE HAVE A STELLAR REPUTATION. PLEASE SEE OUR TESTIMONIAL PAGE TO FIND OUT WHY YELLOW HAWK CUSTOMS OUTDOORS SHEATH SYSTEMS ARE SO POPULAR AND SO WELL REGARDED. NOW HONESTLY, WHO WOULD YOU RATHER DESIGN/BUILD YOUR CUSTOM SHEATH SYSTEM? THE SHEATH SYSTEM YOU MAY HAVE TO BET YOUR LIFE ON . A "COMPUTER PROGRAMMER" WHO MAKES SIMPLE SHEATHS PART TIME IN HIS BASEMENT, FOR "EXTRA MONEY". OR A FORMER SPECIAL OPERATIONS SOLDIER WITH THE OPERATIONAL, TACTICAL AND OUTDOOR EXPERTISE TO KNOW WHAT AND HOW TO BUILD A HIGH QUALITY, TOUGH BUT LIGHT WEIGHT, HIGHLY UTILITARIAN, OPTIONS INCLUDED, CUSTOM SHEATH SYSTEM FOR YOU? JUST SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT. BE SAFE OUT THERE.
#1. HOW TO ORDER: *** Please read this homepage well. HAVING A FULLY CUSTOM KYDEX SHEATH SYSTEM IS NO CURSORY UNDERTAKING. BUT IT DOES NOT HAVE TO TAKE ALOT OF TIME EITHER. READING THIS HOME PAGE, puts you "in the know" moving forward. Then,Spend a bit of time reading other information on this site, looking at the Sheath Systems in the photo galleries, reading the descriptions, and NOTING THE BALLPARK PRICING. Keep in mind, most of the HIGH QUALITY OPTIONS you see on the sheath systems, are included in the price. You might even want to watch the INTRO and or other videos. WHILE DOING ALL THIS, Get a good idea of what you might want. Its also a good idea to take note of the NAMES OF THE OPTIONS, CARRY MODES, NUMBERS OF THE PHOTOS U LIKE etc. It helps to know the names of everything when explaining what you want. Dont worry, Doug will help you out. Also See, "ANATOMY OF A YELLOW HAWK" at the top of Photo Gallery #1 page. Then TEXT Doug Wilson on his co. cell phone- #443-315-6033. You can call but texting is preferred. Start by texting him a pic of your knife with the blade length. If you are looking at a photo or two on this site, again, make sure to relay the "number " of the photo/s you like. Doug will then assist you with your choices, explain a few things, and help facilitate your order. Then he will let you know how to pay and where to send your knife etc. *** We do have the option of allowing you to hold onto your knife until your build day nears. Then we ask for it to be sent asap. please let Doug know if you choose to do this, so he can write it in the order.
We do things this way so that you are assured to receive one of the finest, attention to detail, 100% custom built - combat/wilderness grade sheath systems, in the industry today. Exactly the way you want it. We don't do "COOKIE CUTTER". CLICK ON THIS "FIND OUT MORE" BUTTON TO SKIP THE "ABOUT US" PAGE, AND GO DIRECTLY TO THE FIRST PHOTO GALLERY. Click on each photo in the photo galleries and read the descriptions/ballpark pricing.
WHEN YOU PURCHASE A YELLOW HAWK, YOU ARE PURCHASING HIGH SPEED, LOW DRAG, NO JOKE, EXPERIENCE. THE BEST OF THE BEST. IT GOES WITH THE TERRITORY GUYS. OUR SHEATH SYSTEMS ARE VERY POPULAR AND WE BUILD ALOT OF THEM FOR CLIENTS. AT PRESENT OUR BUILD TIME IS 10, SOMETIMES 12 WEEKS or so. AND WE DO THIS FULL TIME! THIS TYPE OF QUALITY-CUSTOM BUILT DESIGN, TECHNIQUES AND UTILITARIAN OPTIONS DOES TAKE SOME TIME TO DESIGN AND BUILD. YOU CANNOT ACQUIRE SYSTEMS LIKE THIS ANYWHERE ELSE. AND YES, THERE ARE SOME "COPIES" OUT THERE. HOWEVER, IF YOU COMPARE, THOSE OTHER COPIES ARE NOT YELLOW HAWKS! NOW, we do have a FAST TRACK PROGRAM , for clients who cannot wait. This will chop the time down to 7-8 weeks or less. We cater to the caliber of outdoorsman, military operator, survivalist, bushcrafter, and the like, who are dead serious about their weapons (in this case, knives), tools, and how to carry/deploy them in the most effective and safe manner possible.
MOST OF THE TIME, YES. WE DO NEED YOUR KNIFE. THERE ARE MANY NEW MAKERS OUT THERE DOING THIS PART TIME. HOWEVER, WE DO IT FULL TIME AND WE HAVE BEEN AT THIS NEARLY 20 YEARS. TRUST US WHEN WE SAY, EVEN PRODUCTION RUN KNIVES CAN DIFFER FROM LOT TO LOT. THERE ARE SOME EXCEPTIONS, IE. THE BECKER BK7. OR THE TOPS TAHOMA FIELD KNIFE. SO PLZ ASK. WE DO HAVE A WIDE VARIETY OF PRODUCTION KNIVES HERE IN THE SHOP THAT WE CAN USE TO MOLD YOUR SYSTEM, BUT HAVING YOUR KNIFE WILL ALLOW US TO GAIN OUR FAMOUS "PERFECT FIT, RETENTION, AND FINISH". THIS IS SOMETHING WE ARE WELL KNOWN FOR (actually we guarantee you all 3), BECAUSE IT IS THE MOST DIFFICULT BY FAR, FOR MAKERS TO MASTER. YOU SIMPLY CANNOT SEE IT IN A PHOTO, SO YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT MOVING FORWARD. NOW, IF YOU HAVE A CUSTOM KNIFE OF ANY DEGREE, EVEN A "STOCK REMOVAL OR MID TECH" KNIFE, WE WILL NEED YOUR KNIFE. IF YOU WANT THINGS DONE RIGHT. Please oil your blade before sending it. *** PLEASE, DO NOT SEND THE ORIGINAL SHEATH IF YOU WANT IT BACK. If u send it we will generally assume you are allowing us to retain it. Sometimes we can use them.
AFTER YOU AND DOUG ARE FINISHED TEXTING AND YOU ARE BOTH ON THE SAME PAGE AS TO WHAT YOU WANT (TEXTING PROVIDES AN ACCURATE VISUAL RECORD OF THE CONVERSATION), DOUG WILL GIVE YOU A TOTAL, PLUS SHIPPING. AT THIS JUNCTURE, YOU MIGHT SIMPLY WANT TO CONSIDER, EXACTLY WHAT IT IS THAT YOUR KNIFE AND NEW SHEATH SYSTEM WILL BE ABLE TO DO FOR U. AND PLEASE, TAKE THE ADVICE OF MOST OF OR CLIENTS. DO NOT GET HUNG UP ON THE IDEA THAT YOUR KNIFE MAY NOT HAVE COST AS MUCH AS YOUR SHEATH SYSTEM. CONSIDER RATHER, THAT THE SHEATH SYSTEM EXTENDS YOUR KNIFE'S ABILITIES, AND CAN DO SO MUCH MORE FOR YOU THAN YOUR KNIFE CAN DO ON ITS OWN. YOU NOW HAVE A KNIFE/SHEATH SYSTEM FROM YELLOW HAWK CUSTOMS. IF YOU SHOULD LOSE YOUR KNIFE, SIMPLY BUY ANOTHER, POP IT IN YOUR SHEATH, AND DRIVE ON! HERE IS OUR INFORMATION: R.DOUGLAS WILSON- 25A PLANK RD SHREWSBURY PA 17361. Ph # 443-315-6033. AGAIN, TEXTING IS PREFERRED. PLEASE ASK DOUG ABOUT PAYMENT OPTIONS
YES YOU CAN. MOST MAKERS WILL NOT ALLOW THIS, HOWEVER, WE DO. WE WANT THE PROCESS TO BE AS TROUBLE/PAIN FREE AS POSSIBLE. IF YOU HAVE TO WAIT FOR YOUR NEW RIG, YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE WITHOUT YOUR KNIFE. IF YOU WANT TO HOLD ON TO YOUR BLADE, DOUG NEEDS TO KNOW IN ADVANCE SO HE CAN RECORD IT ON YOUR ORDER. THIS IS IMPORTANT. WHEN YOUR BUILD DAY NEARS, DOUG WILL TEXT OR CALL AND ASK YOU TO SEND YOUR KNIFE/KNIVES. FURNISHING OUR CLIENTS WITH THIS LEVEL OF CUSTOM WORK, YHCO HAS THE PROCESS DOWN TO A SCIENCE. COMMUNICATION IS KEY.
WE HAVE A STELLAR CUSTOMER SATISFACTION RATING. WE RECEIVE GLOWING TESTIMONIALS ON A DAILY BASIS. AND, WE HAVE BEEN AT THIS LONGER THAN ANY OTHER BUILDER WE KNOW OF. INCLUDING THE "BLADE SHOW" CROWD. WE HAVE BEEN AT THIS NEARLY 20 YEARS. WE DOUBT YOU WILL FIND ANYONE WHO HAS BEEN BUILDING CUSTOM KYDEX SHEATH SYSTEMS LONGER. WE STARTED ALL THIS BY DESIGNING/BUILDING CUSTOM SHEATH SYSTEMS FOR SPECIAL OPERATIONS SOLDIERS, AS WELL AS OTHER CLANDESTINE OPERATORS. DOUG HIMSELF IS A FORMER OPERATOR. FINALLY, WE WORK WITH SEVERAL VERY POPULAR KNIFE MAKERS/COMPANIES. MIKE AND JIM STEWART-BARK RIVER KNIVES. LT WRIGHT- LT WRIGHT KNIVES. PETER KOHLER- DARK TIMBER CUSTOM KNIVES. MIKE WALLACE- WALLACE EDGED TOOLS. CHRIS TANNER- PM101. SAM FARNWORTH-JINJANINJA OUTDOORS. BRENTON GOOD- QUICKHATCH KNIVES. ETC ETC ETC.... WE ARE EVEN CURRENTLY DESIGNING A SHEATH SYSTEM FOR DAVE BECK'S TRACKER KNIFE. USED IN THE MOVIE- "THE HUNTED". SEVERAL OF OUR SYSTEMS CAN BE SEEN CARRIED BY CONTESTANTS OF HISTORY CHANNEL'S "ALONE" SURVIVAL T.V. SHOW.
THERE ARE VARIOUS RESOURCES AVAILABLE THAT ALLOW OUR CLIENTS TO VIEW MOST OF THE COLORS/PATTERNS/THICKNESSES OF KYDEX WE OFFER. FIRST THERE IS THE PLETHORA OF PHOTOS ON THIS WESITE OF OUR SHEATH SYSTEMS. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL WHERE WE SHOW MANY OF THE SYSTEMS WE BUILD FOR OUR CLIENTS. VIEW THE COLORS/PATTERNS/OPTIONS VIDEOS ON THE "ABOUT US" PAGE OF THIS WEBSITE. FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM. CHECK OUT THE VARIOUS POPULAR GEAR REVIEW CHANNELS THAT ENDORSE YELLOW HAWK CUSTOMS OUTDOORS CUSTOM SHEATH SYSTEMS. LIKE PREPARED MIND 101- CHRIS TANNER. MITCH MITCHEL FROM NATIVE SURVIVAL SCHOOL. LUKE FROM THE OUTDOOR GEAR REVIEW. MIKE BARTON FROM BUSHCAFT BARTONS. GIDEONS TACTICAL. PETER KOHLER AT DARK TIMBER CUSTOM KNIVES. ETC ETC. WAY TOO MANY TO LIST THEM ALL.
Every one of our sheath systems is built entirely by hand and bombproof. They will literally last generations. We have yet to have anyone wear one out. And, we have alot of SPECIAL OPERATIONS soldiers and sailors out there, literally punishing our systems. Heck, check out all the Youtube reviews. Just search- Yellow Hawk Customs. Pick any color or color/pattern combo u desire. These systems will work for just about any necker sized knife. Base price, Approx. $79
About $300+. Includes everything you see but the knife. Yes, even the fenix e12 tactical light, diamond rod sharpener, etc. Consider this: All these high quality options (they work, and they work very well), materials, build time, and utility you receive in one compact sheath system. At the lightest weight possible. Guaranteed! All of our sheath systems designs,materials, options, etc have been thoroughly tested in the field . Over, and over, and over again. If a design, material, or option does not perform well during our tests, or long term in the field, we do not use it. Period!
Our systems, options, designs and materials are continually being tested behind the scenes by a variety of avid outdoorsmen, bushcrafters, U.S. Military Veterans- Special Ops, and conventional soldiers. Our "testers" furnish us with up to date real world feedback on the effectiveness of our ever evolving Combat/Wilderness Grade Custom Sheath Systems. Some of The latest design features/options to come out of this research/testing Regimine is our versatile-Fenix E05 or E12 Tactical Hawklight and assembly, (see photo at right) ,our fine diamond rod field-sharpening system, our Precision-Suunto mini compass, our full grain leather over kydex feature (YHCO- Leather Elite Series- see Photo Gallery #3 on this site), and much more. You can also take the high quality leather belt loop off of your dangler and use it as an effective field strop . We can even load it up with your favorite stropping compound!!
We are one of those companies with many years of experience, that "under promises, and over delivers". We often have clients that request we replace their current custom kydex or leather sheath/s, with a Yellow Hawk. So, we have to be at the very top of our game. Our clients demand nothing less than THE BEST. You will pay a bit more for our custom sheath systems, however, top quality, utmost utility, well tested designs/options, and bombproofness (but still LIGHT WEIGHT!), is not easy to come by. Nor is it cheap to produce. However, we do have more budget friendly options if you desire. Please ask about it. Lastly, lets be honest. Who would you rather have build your custom sheath? A computer programmer or insurance salesman who has only been doing it part time for a few years because he needs some extra money, or a U.S. Army Special Operations Veteran who does this full time?
YHCO also offers custom knife and sheath systems. The Delta Whiskey Farnhawk Knife and sheath system is a custom (hand forged )knife and a custom sheath system. This is a collaborative effort.The knife is designed by Doug Wilson. The knife is built by Sam Farnhawk at www.jinjaninjaoutdoors.com. The sheath system is built by Doug as well. This is a one of a kind system so there is some waiting involved. However, u end up with one of the finest knife and sheath systems available anywhere.