The flip side of this equation is the case of the Nishijin Dragonfly that has one of it's beautiful scales almost completely obscured by a too long spoon clip.DeathBySnooSnoo wrote:Can't say that I am a fan of the wire clip. I like the deep carry but I think that tehy look really cheap. Especially if put on a knife over $150...
One man's better is another man's worse. AFAIK, there has never been a Spyderco knife that had a 4 way wire clip, so I'm guessing it's not a viable option and, no matter which clip mounting position(s) you eliminate, someone's favorite will be among them. As for me, I generally carry my knives loose in my pocket and I find it easier to hide, or ignore, a few screw holes than to deal with the trenches left behind when a wire clip is removed. If that wasn't enough, on the rare occasions I carry clipped, I prefer tip down to tip up. So, for me, wire clips are double-damned.twinboysdad wrote:2. Stretch- preferably in a G10 (standard production ) but FRN would suffice but how do you refine this model so much further than the D4/E4 but leave the E4/D4 clip on it? It deserves better!
I like wire clips myself. I don't know if they could all be swapped out due to manufacturing issues. Especially at the pivot end for tip down carry. Just a thought. I don't have the brain cells to try to think it through. I'll let the designers work it out.kbuzbee wrote:Native 5, totally agree.
Also the Air:
twinboysdad wrote: 4. Native 5-perfect edc except for the...Shiniest. Clip. Ever.
+2kbuzbee wrote:Native 5, totally agree.
And it's also less obtrusive - the combination of the deep carry and the wire clip makes it look a lot less like a knife in your pocket. Definitely a bonus in a professional environment.bh49 wrote: Even on gents knife like Damascus Caly3 wire clip looks better, also easier to remove