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Fang Clamps-Strongarm Frog

Posted by Ivarr Bergmann on July 28, 2020 at 11:55 AM

I wanted to post this real fast to pass on the idea. Ive used it quite a few times w/o issues. Its proved very ergonomical and functions without burden or liability. I think owners of this knife will find the idea useful and easy to employ..The Gerber Strong-Arm is a very good knife thus far. However the belt frog it came with is an utter POS-disappointment when used on a belt rig. There is NO MOLLE on my current Wilderness Evader Rig so I was going to have to improvise if I wanted it to work how I needed it to. It had to be stable and firm for the drawing and replacing of the blade, and it had to be readily accessible as well..



AS FOLLOWS...


...The design is quite simple- I simply made a MOLLE panel frog equal to the dimension required by the sheath to attach the sheath to the frog, and thus ultimately to the belt on the Evader Rig. In addition I made a simple pass through loop on the reverse side of the frog and added the Fang Clamps from a Surplus M12 Beretta holster. This is much like the design on the M9 Bayonet sheath from back in the day but copying it was not deliberate, I was merely using what I had on hand. These Fang Clamps for belt rigs have proved very useful this summer. Somehow I ended up with about 4 of these over the past year and the Fang Clamps were much more useful to me than the holsters they served.



THE RPG-7 ADMIN POUCH...





In addition to using the Fang Clamps on the Strong-Arm Frog, I adapted them to my current Admin Pouch as well as shown above. This is simply an East German RPG-7 Optics pouch rebuilt into a Admin pouch. Again I simply added some webbing to the rear that would allow the Fang Clamps to slide through and be easily employed on the pouch.. I love this pouch. The Admin pouch can carry everything I need- Notepad, Pens, Markers, Maps, compass and GPS, including my Motorola radio comms with the headset that can be stored there safely when not in use.I may go over it in detail later but not here, right now. My new browser is acting up with the websites editor for some reason so I'll save it for another time.


I hope you all are well and healthy. Bad times are upon us and it's not going to go away. I hope you're making a plan and preparing for the fight- IT'S COMING. Many of you have emailed me some of your plans and thanked me for the inspiration: YOU'RE WELCOME.. I have a few vids on the cooker and will be posting them soon, along with some updates to the site regarding Fighting and Survival Rigs as it relates to me and my plans..


Ivarr Bergmann, Wolverine Alaska



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10 Comments

Reply Ivarr Bergmann
1:20 PM on August 3, 2020 
Odinswulf says...
Great adaptation. You are right about the belt dangler that comes with these, absolute junk. Fortunately, my rig has MOLLE to attach the sheath to, I use it on my plate carrier as a "get the fuck off me" knife. Miss you on FB my friend, hope all is well with you and Mrs. Ivarr.


Hey old friend.. I dont miss FB but I do miss a few ppl there...We are well.. thnx.. I hope all is well in your area of the country as well...

and thnx.. The mod is working well and has been for some time..Dunno what they were thinking with that POS frog they sold it with- My guess is more ppl will use it on MOLLE then a belt so that was there logic..

Be safe old pal..

Ivarr
Reply Odinswulf
12:46 AM on August 3, 2020 
Great adaptation. You are right about the belt dangler that comes with these, absolute junk. Fortunately, my rig has MOLLE to attach the sheath to, I use it on my plate carrier as a "get the fuck off me" knife. Miss you on FB my friend, hope all is well with you and Mrs. Ivarr.
Reply Ivarr Bergmann
2:51 AM on August 2, 2020 
Shovel reccy says...
helo mate nice to see your all good and still training.good mod on the sheath. russ and i are still at it and working on a small group to train with atb.


I miss hanging with you two but I DONT MISS FB! LOL..

Thanks mate.. Good to hear from you.. Hope all yours are safe and healthy.... Ill have to look to see if you two have any new vids..

Ivarr
Reply Shovel reccy
2:28 AM on August 2, 2020 
helo mate nice to see your all good and still training.good mod on the sheath. russ and i are still at it and working on a small group to train with atb.
Reply Ivarr Bergmann
8:53 PM on July 29, 2020 
IntSur says...
Very nice. I will have to remember this in case I ever need to use the idea. You always have good mods.


Thanks....

You can also flip the Fang clamp over and use it on various pouches..
Reply IntSur
8:02 PM on July 29, 2020 
Very nice. I will have to remember this in case I ever need to use the idea. You always have good mods.
Reply Ivarr Bergmann
11:52 PM on July 28, 2020 
Journeyman says...
Nothing beats modifying your own kit to suit your needs. Figuring out the problem and how to solve it gives you a deeper understanding of what works and what doesn't.


Im certain the VAST majority of ppl out there preparing have no clue how intimate a part ones kit will play in whether you succeed or fail in what's to come.. Kit is a link in the chain of success and must be just as strong as the other links or the chain breaks...

Good to hear from you, mate.. hope you are well....
Reply Journeyman
11:19 PM on July 28, 2020 
Nothing beats modifying your own kit to suit your needs. Figuring out the problem and how to solve it gives you a deeper understanding of what works and what doesn't.
Reply Ivarr Bergmann
3:19 PM on July 28, 2020 
Lone Wolf says...
Brilliant idea. I wonder...are those Fang clamps available by themselves?...I just recently gave my USMC Kabar to my son who was also in the Corps...am now debating over another Kabar or the Strongarm to replace it. I recently got the Kabar Raider...as a chopper it is tops. Keep it up Ivarr. You are an inspiration to all the Forest Brothers.


Thats a really good question. I wouldn't know where to start to find them sold solo... A local surplus store may have some laying around or some roached out holsters to snatch them from..

"You are an inspiration to all the Forest Brothers.".. Thank you for that.. got a bit of chill up my spine on that one..


YW..

Ivarr
Reply Lone Wolf
3:07 PM on July 28, 2020 
Brilliant idea. I wonder...are those Fang clamps available by themselves?...I just recently gave my USMC Kabar to my son who was also in the Corps...am now debating over another Kabar or the Strongarm to replace it. I recently got the Kabar Raider...as a chopper it is tops. Keep it up Ivarr. You are an inspiration to all the Forest Brothers.