The Kydex sheath is molded so the OSS locks in with a "click" that holds it securely although there's a nylon safety strap as well. The sheath has perforations on both sides so it can be laced onto web gear.
The other Cold Steel knife under review is a serious folder called the Recon 1. It has a 4" blade. The handle is embossed with a textured pattern that gives a good grip, and there's a small relieved area where your thumb goes comfortably. The pocket clip can be moved to the other side, so it's conveniently ambidextrous and can easily be opened and closed with one hand.
Other than the obligatory rope-cutting exercise, the OSS hasn't gotten much use, but the Recon 1 rides comfortably in my right pocket even now. It's still admirably sharp and extremely handy.
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