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Postby arty » Mon Apr 04, 2011 7:27 pm

I would prefer not having a clip on a knife like this.

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Postby MCM » Mon Apr 04, 2011 7:47 pm

Darkish dark wire clip.
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Postby pmbspyder » Mon Apr 04, 2011 7:51 pm

no clip, thanks!
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Postby dj moonbat » Mon Apr 04, 2011 7:55 pm

If a clip, make it one that when removed doesn't leave unsightly traces. (Like on the Kopa.)

My suggestion for a clip would be one like Spyderco currently employs on the PPT. Frankly, I wish Spyderco would migrate the vast majority of its models to this style of clip.
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Postby bh49 » Mon Apr 04, 2011 7:59 pm

Absolutely, no clip.
IMHO, small or medium size gents knife doesn't need a clip. Or at least the clip need to be easy removable like on Persian.
Or we are talking about new tactical/utility Kiwi? Wire clip with full G10 or FRN scales than.
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Postby yablanowitz » Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:06 pm

Clip? On a Kiwi? Especially with bolsters and scales of natural materials? No, thanks. That would be a deal breaker for me.
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Postby angusW » Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:06 pm

If it's going to be a bit larger then maybe a clip would be a good idea. Anything large in the pocket like a knife or flashlight is a bit uncomfortable but hang it up and it's very manageable.
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Postby hiredgun » Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:20 pm

yablanowitz wrote:Clip? On a Kiwi? Especially with bolsters and scales of natural materials? No, thanks. That would be a deal breaker for me.
Agreed. Can't stand the clip on the Kopa and would not like it on the Kiwi--even if it is a bigger Kiwi. Here's to hoping the new Kiwi is not too big to fit comfortably in a front pocket.
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Postby redyps04 » Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:52 pm

I think people may be overlooking one of the most beautiful things about having a clip... it can easily be removed if you don't like it. :)
dj moonbat wrote:If a clip, make it one that when removed doesn't leave unsightly traces. (Like on the Kopa.)

My suggestion for a clip would be one like Spyderco currently employs on the PPT. Frankly, I wish Spyderco would migrate the vast majority of its models to this style of clip.
I agree. The PPT clip would be the best compromise.

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Postby DeathBySnooSnoo » Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:32 pm

PPT clip is too long...I think that for this knife a clip that is short would be best...like half the length of what the PPT has...
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Postby dj moonbat » Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:51 am

DeathBySnooSnoo wrote:PPT clip is too long...I think that for this knife a clip that is short would be best...like half the length of what the PPT has...
I just meant the method of attaching the clip. The PPT's clip bolts on to the end of the handle, not the sides. That way, when it's removed, there aren't three holes on the side, like on an hourglass clip; nor those channels for the wire that the wire clips have. William Henry uses this method to attach clips on the few knives they make that have clips, and it looks very sharp.


I think I would still go for "no clip" on this one, but if there were a clip, I would want it to be one that didn't wreck the cool lines if I took it off.
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Postby tpro68 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:20 am

Sal,
I enjoy all of my Spydercos, but the Kopa and Kiwi remain my favorites because of the bolsters and the variety of scales. I would love to see a large Kiwi with the notch, bolstered and hollow grind. The grind is the least significant to me. The bolstered scales in a series of exotic materials would be amazing. The three-flavor Kopa remains the prettiest knife I have ever seen. There is no reason that function and form cannot compliment each other. Thanks for the great work. Thomas

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Postby DeathBySnooSnoo » Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:43 am

dj moonbat wrote:I just meant the method of attaching the clip. The PPT's clip bolts on to the end of the handle, not the sides. That way, when it's removed, there aren't three holes on the side, like on an hourglass clip; nor those channels for the wire that the wire clips have. William Henry uses this method to attach clips on the few knives they make that have clips, and it looks very sharp.


I think I would still go for "no clip" on this one, but if there were a clip, I would want it to be one that didn't wreck the cool lines if I took it off.
Ah yes, then we agree. But I think shorter too...one that is maybe only 1/3 of the length of the handle.
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Postby buckthorn » Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:35 am

Sal,

Please, NO clip. I have been carrying your knives literally for decades-and they're great. As I've gotten to be an "old guy" I've become self-conscious about the clips showing in my pocket. I have been removing the clips and carrying the knives in my right front pocket so they are not visible but can still be operated one-handed. I have also been gravitating towards the smaller models unless I've got some outdoor garden tasks or hiking on the agenda.

I carry Spydercos almost exclusively but also like traditional slip joints. I wish for a knife that has the easy operation, good materials and high quality of a Spyderco but with a configuration somewhat reminiscent of the more traditional styles. The Kiwi 3 sort of fills that role and I expect the one you're considering will even more. And, again, a strong vote for FFG.

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Postby N. Brian Huegel » Tue Apr 05, 2011 1:54 pm

• Notched Wharncliffe Blade (distinctive design unique to Spyderco)
• Jimped Finger Choil (extra traction is always a good thing, especially on a smaller knife and effective selling point)
• Full Flat Ground (efficient cutting overrules original’s sabregrind)
• Bolsterless (lighter weight, easier for maker (Moki?) to build and fewer parts = less expensive and hopefully faster availability. ;o)
• G-10 handle scales (universally the best handle material - weight, strength, cost, texture, wearability, durability, finishing, etc.)
• Wire Clip (right-hand/left-hand, perhaps a single wire clip as will be used on Galye’s new design. If no clip use William Henry Clip Case.)
• Simultaneously develop a SlipIt version for to maximize worldwide sales.
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Postby Michael Cook » Tue Apr 05, 2011 2:21 pm

:spyder: Notched, full flat, full scales, with clip. :spyder:
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Postby gull wing » Tue Apr 05, 2011 2:31 pm

Small and tasteful clip as in the Lum Chinese with the third screw gone.
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Postby RJNC » Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:57 pm

Definitely no clip. And you can't just remove it, because than it leaves ugly holes.

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Postby monsterdog » Tue Apr 05, 2011 7:05 pm

1. Deacon spine
2. Full G10 or CF scales
3. FFG

Removable low ride wire clip.

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Postby araneae » Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:13 pm

I started a poll with most of the options that have been brought up, govote please!
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