Engines of Mayhem is devoted to providing practitioners of realistic self-defense the pragmatic, expedient tools they require. Our products are (except for our custom Kydex sheaths, and in some cases, despite them) intended to be disposable — which is to say, if you find yourself entering a non-permissive environment where you must discard your knife or tool for the sake of convenience, you won’t be out of much money when and if you do.

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I am  a twenty-five-year practitioner of self-defense.  I hold an instructor-level rank in Liu Seong Gung Fu, a Chinese and Indonesian system of pragmatic self-defense that is also very “blade aware.”  I am a competent martial artist and I will not sell you anything that I would not use myself.  All my sheaths and other gear are customized for function first.  You will find no fantasy garbage and no delusions of grandeur here.

I am not a professional sheathmaker.  Kydex is a hobby for me.  If you want a truly professional sheath, contact me at phil@philelmore.com and I will put you in touch with my favorite makers in the United States and Canada.  If, on the other hand, you want a low-cost, expedient option, I’m your man.  EOM is a one-man (sometimes two) shop and everything that ships out is shipped by me, personally.

If you’re not sure what your cost will be, or you need to discuss options — especially if you need to determine if I have a knife like yours or you’ll need to send yours to me for fitting — just e-mail me or call me at US +1.315.391.1626.  You’ll also need to get from me our daytime shipping address, which is not our corporate address.

Thank you for your faith in me.  I won’t let you down.

— Phil Elmore