Nice problem solving there.
Personally I could not use one, as I hate long stuff dangling from my belt. I guess I tripped to many time son the trench tool when I was a recruit in the army and they made us
carry it in the web kit...a knightmare. The shaft would get in between your legs and send you flying while running , and if you were lucky you'd land on your rifle and smack your teeth in on the barrel :-)