I ordered several sheaths from apogee. Most of them are great however the 8.5" seems to have been assembled so that that magnetic strip seems to be on the wrong side of the sheath.
I assure you the magnets are on the correct side of the sheath. The sheath will have a thicker and a thinner edge. Put the spine of your knife along the thicker edge, that's where the magnets are located. If your knife has a very curved blade, these may not work quite as well.
Excellent fitting and great looking product.
10.5" Magnetic Bamboo Sheath