This lightweight Ed Van Hoy fixed-blade carry system allows maximum
The Biotac fixed-blade carry system, designed by noted custom knifemaker
and inventor Ed Van Hoy, uses nylon cord and a locking slider to place a
knife in almost any inverted carry position desired. It is designed for
carry of fixed-blade knives of all sizes which have a positive locking
sheath with a detent or snap to securely hold the knife in place, such
as those typically made of Zytel or Kydex.
Carry options include 1. Standard carry around the neck, fully
adjustable for length; 2. Bio neck carry with underarm retention; 3. Bio
neck carry with halter retention; 4. Waist carry, left or right; 5.
Under shoulder carry with underarm retention; and 6. Small of back carry
with dual shoulder cords.
The system works comfortably with open or concealed carry, and is
adjustable to handle small to very large fixed blades. It is simple,
lightweight, and inexpensive.
Length: To fit 50” (127 cm) chest
Cord: Mil-Spec 550 Parachute Cord
Weight: 1.0 oz. (28 g)
About the designer:
Ed Van Hoy has been making custom knives since 1975, specializing in
folding and fixed blade Damascus designs. His home and studio are in
Abingdon, Virginia. Ed is a member of the North Carolina Knifemakers’
Guild and a voting member of the American Knifemakers’ Guild. He
received a degree in the art of metal engraving from Montgomery
Community College. He has received too many awards to list, including
the A.G. Russell Most Innovative Folding Knife, Guild Show 2002; Most
High Tech Design–S.I.C.A.C., Paris, France 2002; Most Innovative
Knife–Guild Show 2004; Best Fantasy Knife, Ohio Valley Knife Show 2005.
For CRKT production knives his awards include: Overall Knife of the
Year, Blade Show 2004; Import Knife of the Year, Blade Show 2005; Most
Innovative Import Knife of the Year, Blade Show 2007. Ed is designer of
recent CRKT award winners, the Snap Lock side-opening folder and the
K.I.S.S. Two-Timer, plus the Yea-Go and Biotac.