This is one of the reasons I am a big fan of the wire clips. They might be the most discreet clip around with the way they make a knife disappear into your pocket. There are times when I do not want to advertise the fact that I have a knife in my pocket to the world at large.CarbonFiberNut wrote: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.
You could always take it off and paint it yourself. I tend to do that to mine after the black paint wears off on many of them. My biggest issue with Spyderco original metal clips is I bend them too often to the point I have to order new one's because eventually I brake the one's I bend back into place. My Endura and my Manix always bends out of place. I never had any problems yet with the others.gbelleh wrote:I like the wire clip too. The hourglass clip is ok with me too, but I really wish they weren't so shiny! All my regularly carried shiny clip knives get swapped for black.
I think it is like the story of the willow vs the oak... in my experience, the wire clip has a little more give, so for everyday type wear it has more of a range of motion, so it is slightly less prone to bending. If you are subjecting it to much harder use, you may snap it, however.Rippervet wrote:You guys seem to like these wire clips let me ask the question. Are they tougher than the original metal ones? I tend to be rough and bend mine just from general wear and tear.
Agree 100%. If I had to choose today, I'd rather take a Sage 1 than a Native 5 for regular office carry.CarbonFiberNut wrote: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.
IIRC wire clip is heat-treated and solid is not.Rippervet wrote:Are they tougher than the original metal ones?
you hurt my feelings.Brock O Lee wrote:If I had to choose today, I'd rather take a Sage 1 than a Native 5 for regular office carry.
what makes it a good gents clip makes it a poor utility clip, IMO. you want something that's really easy to retrieve in a variety of circumstances, deep carry is bad in this regard.bh49 wrote:+2
N5 with low riding wire clip will be almost perfect.
Probably most utility knives will be better with wire clip. Even on gents knife like Damascus Caly3 wire clip looks better, also easier to remove
IMHO gents knife shouldn't have clip at all. Low riding wire clip in this case just is lesser of the Evils for me. I do not clip any knives, when I wear dress pants.GoodEyeSniper wrote:what makes it a good gents clip makes it a poor utility clip, IMO. you want something that's really easy to retrieve in a variety of circumstances, deep carry is bad in this regard.
Of cause it is much less visible than SS clip, but much more than you think. If people do not say it, it doesn't mean that they do not see it.GoodEyeSniper wrote: I would imagine a black clip on your dress pants would be **** near invisible to the average office employee.
I would love for all my knives to have wire clips...except the military. I agree that the military wouldn't look right to me with a wire clip. I might throw the Gayle Bradley in there as well but everything else is fair game.GoodEyeSniper wrote:if they don't say anything, then its effectively the same as them not seeing it, no?
I feel you, though. I'm just offering counter points to the "every knife needs a wire clip" mentality. as a guy who used to work with gloves on every day,I could say with much certainty I wouldn't want a deep carry clip. sure it would be usable most of the time, but those times you are squatting down, holding something awkwardly and need it, when your pockets tighten up, you would want to have something more to grab onto.
I also think a military would look a bit chintzy with a wire clip, ymmv. there is no wrong or right. Would a wire clip make me not buy it? of course not. but I do think there are obvious benefits to standard clips on certain knives, and I think switching certain work horse models like the Delica/endura would do more harm than good.
No problems with my Superleaf clip. I really like that it is deep carry... the SL is not a really big knife, though. It is in the same league as a Para2 or Manix2.twinboysdad wrote:For the record, I just want a Millie with a wire clip on one sprint and preferably a natural G10 like the Leafstorm. Like an art house version. The wire clip on the Superleaf has never reeived one complaint from a user that I have ever heard?