I think the clip on the sage is one of the best innovations to come to an EDC type knife since I have been carrying. I don't think saving money had anything to do with the design. It was obviously made to ride low in the pocket and be very inconspicuous. Something a lot of us appreciate. I prefer the paper clip style over any other type. I carry a Caly 3.5 and I can't think of any other 3.5 inch knife that can go completely unnoticed clipped inside my pocket. Thanks to Spyderco for creating such a great design!waterford wrote:That cheap looking paper clip style pocket clip on the Sage line really cheapens the look and is a deal breaker for me. Come on Spyderco, why did you cheap out on the pocket clip??
Yes, he's mentioned that more than once. And, IIRC, he's also mentioned that the wire clips used on the models made in Taiwan are made in Golden.gbelleh wrote:I believe Sal has mentioned that the wire clips are more expensive to produce than the standard hourglass type. I find the wire clips to be strong and very secure, and I like the discreet look in the pocket.
I agree with everything you said here....The Deacon wrote:Yes, he's mentioned that more than once. And, IIRC, he's also mentioned that the wire clips used on the models made in Taiwan are made in Golden.
Personally, I have mixed emotions about wire clips. If I were going to carry a knife clipped, I'd love them, because I'd prefer the more discreet carry they provide. At the same time, they don't allow for tip down carry and, on the rare occasions I carry clipped, I prefer tip down. Also, since my preferred method of carry is loose in my pocket, the channels they leave when removed irritate me, because I find them 10X more unsightly than the screw holes on models using the three screw hourglass clip.