Sage Clip on a Crow 2 ?

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Sage Clip on a Crow 2 ?

Postby archie » Mon Aug 22, 2016 5:11 pm

Hi all,
I fell for the new crow and will get one ASAP as my EDC knife. Such a great design this affordable looks to be quite unique. Congrats to all involved :)

I was all over the Sage line until now (top of the line, no competition EDC for me) but I am reluctant to have an expensive knife in my pocket at all time, likely to lose it once in a while. The crow 2 addresses the issue brilliantly as I would have no second thoughts reordering when needed.

The only thing that bothers me is the pocket clip. Modest, concealed, deep carry and just perfect on the Sage, the clip on the Crow is very noticeable, to the point of bothering me. While I understand how the clip is no priority on a value knife, I would add to the budget to have it replaced with a wire clip on mine.

Would the Sage clip fit ? Another one ? If so, would I be able to order one?

Appreciate any input.
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Re: Sage Clip on a Crow 2 ?

Postby farnorthdan » Mon Aug 22, 2016 5:20 pm

Sorry Archie can't answer your question, just wanted to welcome you to the forum :)
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Re: Sage Clip on a Crow 2 ?

Postby araneae » Mon Aug 22, 2016 5:49 pm

You would have to modify the handle or find someone who could. The Sage clip isn't going to fit a stock Crow 2 handle.
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Re: Sage Clip on a Crow 2 ?

Postby archie » Mon Aug 22, 2016 7:05 pm

Thanks, that makes things simple...I just found my next DIY project ... I think. Or just buy a Sage and try not to lose it. I would really like good steel. Wish I knew more about BD1 and this treatment Sal seems to appreciate on an otherwise not well liked steel for knives. Here I am, digressing already :)
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Re: Sage Clip on a Crow 2 ?

Postby The Deacon » Tue Aug 23, 2016 5:34 am

From what I've read, BD-1 is a US made equivalent to GIN-1. GIN-1 is not the "latest and greatest", but it was Spyderco's most used steel for nearly 20 years and is still used by a number of makers.

Given the placement of the lanyard hole, not sure if milling slots in the Crow's handle for a wire clip would be feasible, unless you milled them around the pivot screw for TD carry. You could probably find someone to make a custom "waterfall" style deep carry clip for it but, in the end, your total would be about the same as buying a Sage 1.
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Re: Sage Clip on a Crow 2 ?

Postby Leadsled » Wed Aug 24, 2016 4:44 am

A deep carry clip for a Tenacious or Persistence should fit the Crow 2. I put one on my Raven 2. You will have to use the stock screws.
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