ATR: should the pocket clip be revisited?

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ATR: should the pocket clip be revisited?

Postby rescueseven » Fri May 30, 2014 4:22 pm

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With some old favorites apparently in the pipeline with some changes and improvements (Strech, D'Allara), if there were to be another ATR, should the pocket clip be changed, or refined?

If so, how?

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Postby The Deacon » Fri May 30, 2014 4:31 pm

Depends. I recall that clip breakage issues were fairly common with the Lil Temp, which used a similar clip, but can't say I recall reading about them on the ATR. It does fit in with the overall "flavor" of the knife, so I'd go with keeping it. Of course, that's the opinion of someone who wouldn't buy one anyway, so take it for what it's worth.
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Postby Liquid Cobra » Fri May 30, 2014 4:52 pm

Yeah that's a good question. I'm not really sure. It works with the aesthetics of the knife, but perhaps doesn't offer enough traction in the pocket when compared to the new clips. I really like the triangle style pocket clip that the military/starmate/tenacious uses. I see it here on the ATR as well. Maybe a hybrid?

I thought there was an ATR sprint or something in the works. Good time to be discussing this perhaps.
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Postby v8r » Fri May 30, 2014 5:59 pm

As much as I like the looks of it, it grips my pocket too firmly. If they would do more of a traditional style Spyderco pocket clip that was widened and kept the large diameter holes I think it would be lots better. Of course tooling cost may prohibit a redesign for a sprint run?
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Postby twinboysdad » Fri May 30, 2014 6:05 pm

I am fully confident that a wire clip is always the right answer to these questions ;)

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Postby timlara » Fri May 30, 2014 11:28 pm

twinboysdad wrote:i am fully confident that a wire clip is always the right answer to these questions ;)
this, + 1000

To me the, ATR was always kind of a "Godzilla Jester" (except with a choil), which is very good thing.

Is it still the only Integral Compression Lock model ever produced?

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Postby donutsrule » Sat May 31, 2014 12:48 am

Maybe this is where the hole in one of Casey's ti lowrider clips could match up. ;)

... but I also love wire clips and Spyderco might find that an easier solution.

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Postby Invective » Sat May 31, 2014 12:54 am

timlara wrote:this, + 1000

To me the, ATR was always kind of a "Godzilla Jester" (except with a choil), which is very good thing.

Is it still the only Integral Compression Lock model ever produced?
The Salsa also had a Ti model with an integral Comp Lock.

As to the ATR's clip, well I'd have to hold one in my hands and EDC it for a bit to find out :p If anyone has one they're willing to donate to me... :D

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Postby sal » Sat May 31, 2014 6:34 am

We'll probably make the upcoming sprint with the old clip.

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Postby JD Spydo » Sat May 31, 2014 6:47 am

There are five Spyders that I either sold, traded or gave away that I deeply regret doing. One of them was my set (PE & SE) Titanium ATR models. I did like the pocket clip on the ATR as well as the one that they used on the Gunting models. I thought those were 2 of the best clips they ever came out with.

Will be looking forward to the upcoming Sprint>> But I guess Titanium will be out of the question??
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Postby rescueseven » Sat May 31, 2014 6:53 am

sal wrote:We'll probably make the upcoming sprint with the old clip.

sal
Thanks Sal!
I was a little surprised at the assortment of responses. I was expecting more like v8r's 'grips my pocket too firmly'. And I definitely agree that the original clip follows the lines and aesthetics of the knife.

Looking forward to the sprint.

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Postby gbelleh » Sat May 31, 2014 8:26 am

I love the look of the clip on the ATR, but I agree, it grips the pocket like a bear trap. One change I could imagine is, rather than having almost the entire length of the clip contact the scale, maybe it could be altered so the contact point is only toward the end of the clip. So the contact surface area would be similar to the current wire clips?

Just an idea. I'd be more than happy with some sprints using the same clip.
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Postby RadioactiveSpyder » Sat May 31, 2014 9:18 am

Yes, sprint good! Bring it on Sal! :)
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Postby bh49 » Sat May 31, 2014 9:35 am

twinboysdad wrote:I am fully confident that a wire clip is always the right answer to these questions ;)
+1
gbelleh wrote:I love the look of the clip on the ATR, but I agree, it grips the pocket like a bear trap.
+1
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Postby bh49 » Sat May 31, 2014 9:36 am

sal wrote:We'll probably make the upcoming sprint with the old clip.
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Sprint is a great news. Thank you.
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Postby Holland » Sat May 31, 2014 9:44 am

twinboysdad wrote:I am fully confident that a wire clip is always the right answer to these questions ;)
I would out a wire clip on everything if I could haha, but for this knife I would be happy if they just changed it to a classic hourglass clip. Not a fan of the clip it has
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Postby Holland » Sat May 31, 2014 9:44 am

That's good news Sal! Will it be produced in japan?
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Postby Fred Sanford » Sat May 31, 2014 11:11 am

Those ATR and Lil' Temp clips are badass. I wouldn't change a thing. Love 'em.
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Postby Blerv » Sat May 31, 2014 11:29 am

Wow! Sprint! Dream achieved :)
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Postby Joshua J. » Sat May 31, 2014 11:55 am

Unfortunately the clip was one of the biggest problems with that knife. It felt really good in the hand, but it was physically not able to clip onto a bunch of my jeans pockets just because you can't fit more than a few layers of denim, it would actually start to bend the clip out.


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