what's THAT got to do with ccw draw? Yes, I do plan to do such, leaving the handle in place unless sure of use of the Skatchet in the very near future. It's a LOT easier to carry, especially ccw, that way than is a "real" hatchet. Also, the hollow tubular ferrule makes a good place for the coins. Since carrying them anyway,might as well make use of their weight, yes?Making the sob took nearly as long as making the 3 sided "walking stick", but I"m quite used to having to spend days getting a tool to be just the way I like it to be. My first,canned smg(from scratch) took me nearly 100 hours to get functional. I just consider such "projects" to be interesting increases in my ability andknowledge, that's all.