Most of these posts have been about the color/ painting of the clips... but I was curious about the actual metal/ material? And I don't mean like "molded-clip era" to present, or three-screw vs. lanyard-hole style, but more like changes within just the last few years of the actual clip metal.
When I first received my Manix, I immediately had to take the clip off and bend it inward to give it a "tighter" grip on the handle. Before I bent it in, you could actually fit a quarter in the space between the rounded part (that is suppossed to touch the handle) and the handle. I guess you could say it was about 1/16" away from the handle.
No problem, I just took it off and bent it in to make it hold tighter. However, it seems like the "material" or makeup might be different than other Spyders. I compared it to the clips on my Millie and Blackhawk, and they seem to be stronger. The clip on my Manix feels somewhat lighter and more flexible.
Are they a different material? or designed differently? Or is it just my overactive imagination?
Personally, I like a super-tight grip on my clips. I don't mind it fraying my pocket a bit, because I don't want to lose a knife like my Manix. It seems for how heavy that particular knife is, it should have one of the strongest, tightest clips? That is why I was so puzzled when I first got it and could actually see a space between the rounded part of the clip and the handle, and because it seems more flexible and "lifts up" easier when snagged on something.
Am I crazy?
Needless to say, it only took a second to adjust, and the Manix is one of my all-time favorites!
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