In the mid-1990s the British Army replaced its old Golok jungle machete with a new design. This new blade was three inches shorter than its predecessor and a new design of sheath was developed for it in both olive green and DPM camouflage fabric. This sheath was designed to work with the PLCE webbing set that was in service at the time and tonight we are looking at the DPM version:The mouth has a metal reinforcement to prevent the machete cutting the fabric as it is fitted into or removed from the sheath:A simple strap is provided to retain the machete. This is wrapped around the handle and secured back to the sheath with a press-stud:A small pocket is fitted to the front of the sheath to fit a sharpening stone into:The stone is retained by a small flap lid secured with a press stud. The sheath has a shoulder strap fitted to the top, and a waist strap that can be passed around the body, securing with a plastic fastex clip:Alternatively the sheath can be fitted to the PLCE belt, a belt loop fastening being sewn on the rear:Opening this belt loop up there are two T-Bar type fastening which engage with the loops in the back of the PLCE belt to prevent it from slipping around the belt:The label on the rear indicates that this sheath was made in 1993:This design of sheath is still in production and versions made in MTP camouflage are available to match the latest webgear in use with the British Army.