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Always in my heart…

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Regis R Malady Jr. (1942-2010)


        One of the most amazing and special people to grace our world has left us. I had the privilege of knowing him like a father, working with him as an employee and friend, traveling with him to many places, learning an immeasurable amount from him, and loving him as a son loves his own father. Even though we haven't had frequent contact the last several years I will miss him as I would miss a part of myself. I love you Regis!

More Slida Info

$Bushcraft 8 Comments »

Since I launched the Slida Neck Sheath last weekend I have been inundated with questions about attachments and accessories. I want to clear the air, reduce emails that take valuable manufacturing time away, and generally get everyone on the same page.

Knife Models
Let me start by setting a base line. Currently I am only offering the basic Slida Neck Sheath and lanyard for the following Mora knife models. NOTE: There are no accessory carriers available right now! 

– Mora Bushcraft Triflex / Bushcraft Force
– Mora Bushcraft Forest / Bushcraft Signal
– Mora HighQ Allround
– Mora 2000
– Mora CraftlineQ 511 / 546
– Frosts Clipper 840 / 860
– Frosts 740 / 760

I will be adding the following Mora models shortly:

– Frosts 510 / 545
– Mora TopQ Allround
– Frosts 711 / 746

Due to the shape of the Mora Classic wood handled (#1 & #2) knives I cannot make a sheath that will safely retain the them. I have, therefore, decided not to make the Slida for these Mora models. 

Slida Accessories

As I ramp up production, upgrade tools and generally get into the groove I will be making additions to my offerings. Here's a quick list of those perspective additions and accessories for you to drool over…


– Firesteel Carriers for:
        Light My Fire Scout Firesteel (early December)
        Dad of All Trades Firesteels (early December)
        Light My Fire Mini Firesteel (1st qtr 2011)

– Flashlight Carriers for:
        Tank 007 TK703 AAA LED Light (future)
        eGear Pico Zipper Lite (future)

– Misc Accessories:
        Dangler Belt Loop (future)
        Tek-Lok Attachment Plate (future)
        Leatherman Squirt PS4 carrier
        Leatherman Micra carrier


Custom Slida Sheaths
Sometime after the first of the year I will start offering to make Slida sheaths for your prized bushknife or out of production Mora model. The process will go something like this…

You will contact me via email and send me a photo of your knife so i can determine if a Slida Sheath will work for it. We will them work out a price for the sheath. Next you will drop you knife in the mail (with delivery confirmation & insured) to me. I will make the sheath and anything else we agreed to in our emails. I will then drop it all back in the mail to you in an insured, signature required box. However, due to state and federal laws I will only be able to offer this service within the US and only in states that allow the shipping of knives. 

Slida Neck Sheath

$Bushcraft 5 Comments »

Over the years i have become increasingly frustrated at the poorly thought out design of the sheaths that Mora included with their knives. It seems to me that they just don't care. I've looked for other sheaths to replace them but have had little luck in finding one since I don't care for leather for a multitude of reasons. So, about 4 months ago I started playing around with some sheath designs and went through multiple redesigns along the way. The Slida Neck Sheath is the result of my frustration…



I've tried to design a sheath that is perfectly suited for the typical bushcrafter as well as the discriminating ultra-light backpacker. It's compact, light, durable and provides the user with a couple of choices when deciding how they wish to rig the lanyard. In the near future I will be adding accessory attachments that will easily fasten to the accessory "rail" that I have included in the product design. The options for expansion will include a firesteel holster for the Light My Fire Scout and Mini firesteels, the Dad of All Trade Boxwood Handled Firesteel, and a couple of common small LED flashlights. 

Below is an image that shows more detail of the Slida neck sheath:

Check it out in the Shop which is now up and running again.