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Native pocket clip

Postby bambam » Mon May 08, 2017 10:31 pm

I love my natives but any chance of getting wire pocket clips please?

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Re: Native pocket clip

Postby Revival » Tue May 09, 2017 1:43 am

Agreed! Been wishing for a wire clip Native for years especially when the lightweight came out.

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Re: Native pocket clip

Postby abbazaba » Tue May 09, 2017 8:23 am

I agree for the LW, and melted one into the handle pretty easily:
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Re: Native pocket clip

Postby IcemanUSA » Tue May 09, 2017 8:25 am

abbazaba wrote:I agree for the LW, and melted one into the handle pretty easily:
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Nicely done!
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Re: Native pocket clip

Postby Midnightrider » Thu May 11, 2017 2:36 am

IcemanUSA wrote: Nicely done!
+1. I love those clips. They're secure and don't scream knife.
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Re: Native pocket clip

Postby Robbob » Thu May 11, 2017 3:42 am

A wire clip seems only natural on the lightweight offerings. Using the standard clip is like building a light Lamborghini and then attaching a real bull for the emblem.

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Re: Native pocket clip

Postby Jazz » Thu May 11, 2017 4:22 am

The clip on the Native looks awesome as is. Any pocket clip says knife in my eyes.
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Re: Native pocket clip

Postby kbuzbee » Thu May 11, 2017 4:48 am

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!)

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Re: Native pocket clip

Postby Jazz » Thu May 11, 2017 8:23 am

I think you're right, Ken. Never thought if it that way. If that's the case, I think the wire clips should be black, like my Chapparal's. I do like shiny clips, but for low profile, black and/or bead blasted is better.

Anyway, I prefer solid to wire, except on small or light knives, like Dfly or UKPK.
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Re: Native pocket clip

Postby Robbob » Thu May 11, 2017 10:27 am

It's too bad there's not an option to use either clip. The knife could come with a wire clip but there would be three screw holes for replacing it with a standard clip.

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Re: Native pocket clip

Postby tonijedi » Thu May 11, 2017 10:38 am

kbuzbee wrote:
Jazz wrote: 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 agree, the only time I had people staring at my pocket was when I was carrying shinny clips. I only use black ones now.

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Re: Native pocket clip

Postby hovan2yourknives » Thu May 11, 2017 4:10 pm

This isn't a wire clip but the wire clip was my inspiration for hunting down this style custom clip. The fit and finish is no where near what I expected however the clip functions perfectly. Not overly concerned about th F&F because it's on a factory second knife and one of many Spydies in my hard use rotation!
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Re: Native pocket clip

Postby bpahk » Thu May 11, 2017 6:45 pm

Yes please. Wire clips are the best, esp for LW's

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Re: Native pocket clip

Postby bambam » Wed May 17, 2017 7:10 pm

Nice clip Hovan.

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Re: Native pocket clip

Postby bambam » Wed May 17, 2017 7:12 pm

Abba I like the look my be Sal might see it and soon we'll have the option.

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Re: Native pocket clip

Postby ZrowsN1s » Sun May 21, 2017 8:33 pm

Don't take my nice clips away! I love the stainless steel native clip as is :D
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Re: Native pocket clip

Postby Sharp Guy » Sun May 21, 2017 9:00 pm

I certainly don't mind the hourglass clips but I grown to prefer the wire clips. I really like the N5 LW (carried the 2015 Forum knife today) but I'd like it even more if it had a wire clip.
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Re: Native pocket clip

Postby ZrowsN1s » Sun May 21, 2017 9:21 pm

Well I wouldnt be offended if they did a wire clip "sprint"
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I like to carry one clipless, one hourglass clip, and one wire clip. I like variety. :D
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Re: Native pocket clip

Postby JAfromMN » Mon May 22, 2017 12:37 pm

Id like to see spyderco offer many different clips .
I know lots of us are picky.

They could sell them aftermarket or whatever

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Re: Native pocket clip

Postby hovan2yourknives » Mon May 22, 2017 1:46 pm

bambam wrote:Nice clip Hovan.
Thanks! A lot of the aftermarket clips for the Native 5 LW don't sit on the flat portion of the FRN handle. I gave specified measurements to the maker to make sure that it did and that it wasn't an overly deep carry. So far so good!


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