+1 to Smithy, they all appear to have the hard sheath. I've got the BK3 and I badly want the 2, 9, and 11 as well. If anyone knows of a better source than Amazon, let me know. Ready to buy. Side note, this beauty was pretty enough to get me to email Mr. Ralph: Anyone want to hazard a guess at the cost? Truly a piece of art, priced accordingly.