Jazz wrote:The clip on the Native looks awesome as is. Any pocket clip says knife in my eyes.
You're not wrong, brother but I think it does vary with perception.
One example I suspect most of us have experienced is buying a new (to you) car. When I first bought a Jetta back in 2000 all of the sudden I noticed Jettas EVERYWHERE. Same thing when my wife bought her Eclipse in 2001. Again we saw Eclipses EVERYWHERE. Were there more of them on the road than the previous day? Probably not. But our awareness of them was raised.
But previously, would I have noticed either model in bright, fire engine red? (Especially the Eclipse, haha) Yeah, probably. I might have just registered "car" for blue ones or black ones but I would have gone the extra level of "hmmmm, what car is that?" on the red ones (or fancy LED lights or....)
IMO, same scenario applies to other things, including knives. We are "knife people" A clip draws our attention and we wonder "hey, what's he got there?" But for the non knife carrying "public" a wire clip is more likely to become background noise where as a bright, shiny steel clip is more likely to draw the attention of folks who don't even know that knives can have pocket clips. It makes them go "hey, what's that thing in his pocket?"
I think that's generally, if not universally, true.
(Nice work on that Native, by the way! Really like it!)