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Postby tk59194 » Mon Oct 07, 2013 2:40 pm

I got my sage 1 about 3 weeks ago and have been exclusively using it as my edc knife since I took it out of the box. Hands down one of the best pocket knives I've ever owned. I have been utilizing the wire clip to attach to my pocket everyday. Today I went down to grab it and it was gone. I'm very glad that it has worked for many on this forum, but I will never use the pocket clip again. I'm out a **** nice knife, and not a cheap one at that. If I buy another spyderco the clip will go in the trash immediately. Anyways thanks for letting me vent.... I already miss my Sage 1 and its only been a few hours...sigh.

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Postby xceptnl » Mon Oct 07, 2013 2:53 pm

Sorry for your loss.

FYI I wouldn't mind you collecting your clips and hardware and I will gladly take possesion of your unused clips (wire or hourglass).
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Postby mattman » Mon Oct 07, 2013 2:55 pm

check the seatbelt in your car, or down next to the seat...

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Postby jalcon » Mon Oct 07, 2013 2:55 pm

What happened exactly? Even if the pocket clip fell off our broke, the knife wouldn't go with it? (assuming the knife was inside your pocket and not outside.

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Postby tk59194 » Mon Oct 07, 2013 2:57 pm

Knife was inside my pocket, best I can guess is that it flew out/off at some point

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Postby mattman » Mon Oct 07, 2013 2:58 pm

disregard my post then, I thought the entire knife was gone...

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Postby BadFish » Mon Oct 07, 2013 3:01 pm

I've lost more knives loose in my pocket than with the clip. Maybe that's just my luck
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Postby SolidState » Mon Oct 07, 2013 3:02 pm

mattman wrote:check the seatbelt in your car, or down next to the seat...
+1. This has happened to me a few times.
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Postby tk59194 » Mon Oct 07, 2013 3:07 pm

Entire knife is gone.

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Postby Liquid Cobra » Mon Oct 07, 2013 3:39 pm

If your entire knife is gone there is a good chance the clip got hung up on something and pulled out of your pocket. Like others have said, search anywhere you may have sat down today or brushed passed.

I think the number of people utilizing the clip as a way of securing their knives successfully demonstrates that it is a viable method of carry. I'm sorry about your sage but I would chalk this up to bad luck.
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Postby ASmitty » Mon Oct 07, 2013 3:41 pm

As said above, definitely check your car. The seat belt is the most knife greedy inanimate object I've ever encountered.
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Postby dbcad » Mon Oct 07, 2013 3:58 pm

ASmitty wrote:As said above, definitely check your car. The seat belt is the most knife greedy inanimate object I've ever encountered.
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Postby phillipsted » Mon Oct 07, 2013 4:01 pm

I used to have an office chair that had a plastic trim piece that hit my left-hand pocket at just the right angle to pop knives out of my pocket when I sat down. More than once, I found my knife sitting on the floor underneath my desk.

I tend to wear a lot more of my knives deep-in-pocket these days. Partially to avoid this issue. Partially to avoid exposing the knife - it isn't concealed if you can see it!

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Postby KrisOK » Mon Oct 07, 2013 4:05 pm

Man! That sucks. Sorry for your loss.

I almost ALWAYS have a knife clipped to my pocket, and I've never lost one out of my pocket. I lose knives when I'm using them and set them down rather than putting them back into the pocket. The good thing is, MOST of the knives that I've misplaced have been eventually found. Keep looking, you may find yours.
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Postby Evil D » Mon Oct 07, 2013 4:06 pm

I wouldn't write off the pocket clip so fast. I have more crap fall out of my pockets into the seat of my car than I've ever had knives come unclipped. What you need to look into is tightening your clips. Take the clip off and bend it a little bit so it presses harder against the scale and clips tighter. Most of my knives clip super tight for this exact reason.
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Postby Donut » Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:17 pm

Yeah, people come here all the time and say they lost their knife and 90% of them come back and report that it was in their car.
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Postby tk59194 » Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:25 pm

Well, its definitely not in my car. Oh well, I loved that knife so much, I went ahead and ordered another one this evening along with a delica 4. Time to wait for the mailman and carry my good old izula for a few days. Cheers!!!

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Postby Evil D » Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:36 pm

This is one drawback to the wire clip though IMO. No matter how tight it is, it won't clip as tight as an hourglass, because it has less contact patch under the clip.
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Postby racer88 » Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:24 pm

I hope I don't jinx myself. But, I've not had any issues with my Spydies coming out of my pocket when clipped.

I agree the Sage 1 is a fantastic knife. It was one of my first. I actually like the wire clips better, as they carry deeper / lower.

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Postby Tdog » Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:31 pm

phillipsted wrote:I used to have an office chair that had a plastic trim piece that hit my left-hand pocket at just the right angle to pop knives out of my pocket when I sat down. More than once, I found my knife sitting on the floor underneath my desk.

I tend to wear a lot more of my knives deep-in-pocket these days. Partially to avoid this issue. Partially to avoid exposing the knife - it isn't concealed if you can see it!

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I had the same thing happen at work. Was sitting in a co-workers office chair and left. About an hour later I realized my knife was gone. I back-tracked every place I'd been that morning including the bathroom. Was having some anxiety when I found the knife on the floor by the chair in my co-workers office. Somehow when sitting down the arm on the chair snagged the clip and pulled the knife out. Was a huge relief when I got my Caly 3.5 back.


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