How to Wear a Boot Knife: Your Guide in Doing it Right!

Also called gambler’s dagger, a boot knife is a fixed blade with a small size that is discreet enough to be carried in your boots. It has a length that usually ranges from three to five inches and can be useful in a variety of situations. To make the most out of it, you should know how to wear a boot knife.

If you have not worn a boot knife before but interested in having one, keep on reading the rest of this post. I will share with you some valuable insights on how you can do this properly. You can do it quickly and easily with the tips that will be mentioned below.

What You Will Need to Follow this Tutorial

The steps that will be mentioned below are easy to follow, and most importantly, only basic materials will be needed. With this, the following are what you should prepare:

  • Knife
  • String

Step-By-Step Guide on How to Wear a Boot Knife

Here are the easy and simple steps you should follow:


Look at the design of your boot rings, which will be indicative of how the boot knife can be worn. Many boots today have built-in rings or straps, which will make it easy to attach your knife.


Choose your knife. It should have the right length. It should not be too long or too short. The right length will depend on the type of boots you are wearing.


Before connecting your knife to boot, you should first wrap it with a sheath. The latter will provide the protection that is necessary. This will also avoid you from being cut while moving.


Wear your boots. Now, slide the knife on one side of the boot. Preferably, this should be the side of your body where you feel stronger. This will make it easy for you to draw out the knife when the situation requires that you do so.


As you insert the knife, adjust its depth as well. Determine how much of the knife you want to be exposed. Now that it is on its place, it is now time to attach a string. You can use it to attach to your calf the part of the sheath that is exposed. A shoelace can also be used.

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Pro Tips

Aside from the steps that have been mentioned above, here are some tips that you have to keep in mind as well:

  • If you are right-handed, put the knife on the right boots. As earlier mentioned, this is because such is the stronger side of the body. In emergency situations, you can easily grab the knife from this side.
  • If you wear the same boots all the time, it is better if you can sew a fixed sheath. This means that the knife will be there all the time and no need to repeat having it tied.
  • It is also important to check with local laws. In some places, wearing a boot knife is illegal. Avoid getting in trouble with the authorities. Or at least, make sure that it is concealed in your footwear.


Now that you have reached the end of this post, I hope that you already know how to wear a boot knife. This type of knife can be handy in a variety of situations, but their benefits can only be enjoyed if you wear it the right way.

Sara Smith

My name is Sara Smith, the proud owner of the blog and the writer of all the articles that you can see on this website. It is my goal to share my knowledge to all of you and to provide valuable learnings in one way or another.

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