Spring is coming so I was looking at some bushcraft sites. I plan to do some motorcycle camping when it gets warm and I was gathering up my camping gear.
I got this knife when I was in the Navy in the mid-'70's - a USN Mark 2 made in Camillus, NY (the fighting knife which morphed into the USMC Ka-Bar). It's my camping knife.
For the longest time I didn't have a snap for the handle strap and I didn't like the way the sheath would flop around while hanging from my belt. So I added a boot lace to the sheath - I could tie it down to my leg and when I took my knife off, I would loop the boot lace around the knife guard then tie a couple half-hitches to hold it down so the knife wouldn't slide out of the sheath.
So what's a peace-tie?
I was wondering if there's some cool knot used by the wild-west gunfighters to tie their holsters down so I started googling and I ran across this thread on How to Peace Tie Weapons at the RenaissanceFestival.com Forums - they'll tie a sword to it's sheath so it can't be pulled while they walk around in period garb.
And that's what I had been doing for years and I didn't know it had a name. Well, I don't actually "peace-tie" my knife but isn't it interesting the stuff you find out on your way to learning something else?