After living with an unpredictable and strict importation law for the past few years, getting the latest Spyderco (or any brand of one hand opening knife) had become difficult or very expensive in Australia and for most people non existent. As of the 15th of December 2015 Australia decided to change these laws to allow all non assisted, one hand opening knives into the country and even going so far as allowing the importation of non assisted flippers!
Well. I celebrated on the 15th buying myself a Slysz Bowie
, seems like a great knife but I haven't had an opportunity to have a good play yet. One thing it did remind me of though, was how good AND not so good the wire clip is. I've got quite a few knives with the wire clip and at one stage thought it was the best clip ever. After years of extensive use with knives bought before the implementation of our old laws, I believe the wire clip could be due for a minor update.
The right angle of the clip often digs into my palm when holding a knife firmly. Whilst the retention isn't bad I think it could be slightly improved with a dip or similar in the middle of the clip, a bit like the beautiful Sebenza clip. I got excited by the whole idea and ended up making a very quick and ugly rendition of my thoughts and installed it on my Sage 2. It makes a noticeable improvement in comfort in the palm area and the dip really improves that floating finger feeling you get when using alternate grips on the original clip, t's amazing what tiny changes can make to comfort!
Anyway, expect to see more of us Ozzies around here and feel free to comment on my clip ideas