The Tactical Bottle Opener: Spyderco ClipiTool Standard

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The Tactical Bottle Opener: Spyderco ClipiTool Standard

Postby Mad Mac » Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:51 am

Well, maybe not really a fighting knife unless you want to argue about who gets to open the beer. For years I campaigned for a knife with a bottle opener; a real knife like a Spyderco with a 3.5 inch blade, the opening hole and the pocket clip.

Yesterday, when I opened my Spyderco byte I thought I was being spoofed. There it was! The new Spyderco ClipiTool Standard. I've owned and touted the diminutive original ClipiTool, but now, my grail finally achieved.

This morning I preordered mine. Cheers!

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1990: Endura SE, Delica PE, Mariner, Police. 2014: ClipiTool Bottle Opener. 2015: Kitchen Knife PE, Tenacious CE, Stretch PE, Moran Drop Point, Kiwi, two Byrd Cara Caras, Schempp Bowie, Native 5 Forum Knife, Sharpmaker, Police SE, Small SpyderPac, Ultra-Fine Stones, Tenacious SE, 4" Paring Knife, 2" Paring Knife, Starmate. 2016: The Spyderco Story, The Tactical Folding Knife, USN Ladybug H-1 Hawkbill SE, Black BaliYo, Yellow H-1 Salt Dragonfly 2 SE, Ulize, Pink Native 5 PE, Renegade C23PS and C23P, Gayle Bradley 2, Double Bevel, Gayle Bradley Air, Cricket Blue Nishjin, Centofante Memory, K2, two Large Lum Pink G10, Rubicon. 2017: Battlestation, Orange Positron, Gray Baliyo, Native 5 CE, Tenacious CE. 2018: EuroEdge, ClipiTool Standard, 2019 Calendar Contest Rhino CF PLN.
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Re: At Last, A Tactical Bottle Opener

Postby BrianMcCord » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:10 am

Congrats! Now that Colorado is a 'green friendly' state, I wonder if the spyderco roach clip is in the pipeline, LoL. :)
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Re: At Last, A Tactical Bottle Opener

Postby Spydergirl88 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:24 am

BrianMcCord wrote:Congrats! Now that Colorado is a 'green friendly' state, I wonder if the spyderco roach clip is in the pipeline, LoL. :)
a long time ago spyderco made a tiny Police tie clip knife... just sayin' lol
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Re: At Last, A Tactical Bottle Opener

Postby Spydergirl88 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:28 am

in all seriousness I will be ordering both versions of this new knife. they look great and after handling an Efficient and Clipitool with serrated edge I am very impressed with the Chinese made spyderco knives.
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Re: At Last, A Tactical Bottle Opener

Postby BrianMcCord » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:44 am

Spydergirl88 wrote:
BrianMcCord wrote:Congrats! Now that Colorado is a 'green friendly' state, I wonder if the spyderco roach clip is in the pipeline, LoL. :)
a long time ago spyderco made a tiny Police tie clip knife... just sayin' lol
In all seriousness, new Grail knife for me ;)
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Rescue 79mm Orange, Cat BD-1, Effecient, Pingo Orange FRN, T-Mag, Urban K390, Lil' Native, Sliverax, Para 3 S110V, Caly 3 HAP 40, R Nishijin, Mantra, Manix 2 LW S110V, Manix 2 Black, Delica 4 Black, PM2 Digi, PM2 Black, Yojimbo 2, Native 5 LW, Dragonfly 2, Military 204P, Wolfspyder, Techno, HAP 40 Ladybug, H1 Hawkbill Ladybug, Blue Persistence, Bradley 2, UKPK SE Gin-1


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Re: At Last, A Tactical Bottle Opener

Postby mattman » Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:03 am

BrianMcCord wrote:
Spydergirl88 wrote:
BrianMcCord wrote:Congrats! Now that Colorado is a 'green friendly' state, I wonder if the spyderco roach clip is in the pipeline, LoL. :)
a long time ago spyderco made a tiny Police tie clip knife... just sayin' lol
In all seriousness, new Grail knife for me ;)
Ha ha ha! Awesome.

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Re: At Last, A Tactical Bottle Opener

Postby Ippon » Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:08 am

I'm kind of bummed out about the 8cr13mov, but I'm really curious as to how the designe performes. 50 dollars is a pretty reasonable price point, I'll probably pick up the rescue version for the serrated blade. I'd really like to see a heavy duty multi bladed knife from spyderco. It's an idea I've had for a while and this new clipitool is a step in that direction. I almost want to pick it up for no other reason than to vote with my dollar that Spyderco should continue to develop products like this.

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Re: At Last, A Tactical Bottle Opener

Postby VashHash » Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:07 pm

Yeah I was a little bummed about the steel too. Every knife is own is a bottle opener though. I guess this is the evolution of the dyad.

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Re: At Last, A Tactical Bottle Opener

Postby btbyrd » Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:49 pm

That looks great, congrats. I might get one for my knife roll. Anybody doing custom scales for these? It'd look cool as a "restaurant" version with stabilized walnut or flaming maple scales. It'd be cool with bronze or copper hardware too. Does Spyderco make a waiter's tool? But I digress... cool tool. I want one.


The BB Barfly Pro is pretty close to a tactical bottle opener, though it lacks a blade. And it flips oh so smoothly.

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Re: At Last, A Tactical Bottle Opener

Postby remnar » Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:34 am

BrianMcCord wrote:Congrats! Now that Colorado is a 'green friendly' state, I wonder if the spyderco roach clip is in the pipeline, LoL. :)
Maybe something similar to the Jamaican Army Knife. :D

https://jamaicanarmy.com/

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Re: At Last, A Tactical Bottle Opener

Postby xceptnl » Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:54 am

BrianMcCord wrote:
Spydergirl88 wrote:
BrianMcCord wrote:Congrats! Now that Colorado is a 'green friendly' state, I wonder if the spyderco roach clip is in the pipeline, LoL. :)
a long time ago spyderco made a tiny Police tie clip knife... just sayin' lol
In all seriousness, new Grail knife for me ;)
They have shown up on the Bay here recently. I think they sold for under $150
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Re: At Last, A Tactical Bottle Opener

Postby BrianMcCord » Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:51 am

remnar wrote:
BrianMcCord wrote:Congrats! Now that Colorado is a 'green friendly' state, I wonder if the spyderco roach clip is in the pipeline, LoL. :)
Maybe something similar to the Jamaican Army Knife. :D

https://jamaicanarmy.com/
Hilarious!
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Rescue 79mm Orange, Cat BD-1, Effecient, Pingo Orange FRN, T-Mag, Urban K390, Lil' Native, Sliverax, Para 3 S110V, Caly 3 HAP 40, R Nishijin, Mantra, Manix 2 LW S110V, Manix 2 Black, Delica 4 Black, PM2 Digi, PM2 Black, Yojimbo 2, Native 5 LW, Dragonfly 2, Military 204P, Wolfspyder, Techno, HAP 40 Ladybug, H1 Hawkbill Ladybug, Blue Persistence, Bradley 2, UKPK SE Gin-1


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Re: At Last, A Tactical Bottle Opener

Postby BrianMcCord » Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:54 am

xceptnl wrote:
BrianMcCord wrote:
Spydergirl88 wrote:
BrianMcCord wrote:Congrats! Now that Colorado is a 'green friendly' state, I wonder if the spyderco roach clip is in the pipeline, LoL. :)
a long time ago spyderco made a tiny Police tie clip knife... just sayin' lol
In all seriousness, new Grail knife for me ;)
They have shown up on the Bay here recently. I think they sold for under $150
Thank you, Sir...I will be hunting for one, for sure. I however, don't plan on 'abusing' it. :D
-Brian


Son's Collection: H1 Rescue Manbug, Tenacious

Rescue 79mm Orange, Cat BD-1, Effecient, Pingo Orange FRN, T-Mag, Urban K390, Lil' Native, Sliverax, Para 3 S110V, Caly 3 HAP 40, R Nishijin, Mantra, Manix 2 LW S110V, Manix 2 Black, Delica 4 Black, PM2 Digi, PM2 Black, Yojimbo 2, Native 5 LW, Dragonfly 2, Military 204P, Wolfspyder, Techno, HAP 40 Ladybug, H1 Hawkbill Ladybug, Blue Persistence, Bradley 2, UKPK SE Gin-1


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Re: At Last, A Tactical Bottle Opener

Postby ZrowsN1s » Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:11 pm

When ever someone says tactical bottle opener I think of this ...https://www.gpknives.com/socombottleopenerblack.html lulz :D
Carrying 3 knives is perfectly normal :D
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Re: At Last, A Tactical Bottle Opener

Postby ThePeacent » Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:36 am

BrianMcCord wrote:
remnar wrote:
BrianMcCord wrote:Congrats! Now that Colorado is a 'green friendly' state, I wonder if the spyderco roach clip is in the pipeline, LoL. :)
Maybe something similar to the Jamaican Army Knife. :D

https://jamaicanarmy.com/
Hilarious!
yes, and the steel is appropriately 420
you know, 4...20
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Re: At Last, A Tactical Bottle Opener

Postby Mad Mac » Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:08 am

My apologies to the Company for my Tactical Bottle Opener subject line, which may have been a poor choice of words. It was in no way meant to mock the new ClipiTool Standard, so don't anyone get the wrong idea.

My gratitude and appreciation for this new design and serious advocacy for a real knife with a bottle opener is most sincere. It will be my EDC. In fact, allow me to make a modest suggestion.

The legion of Spyderco enthusiasts is a virtual army. In that vein, I propose that the ClipiTool Standard be affectionately dubbed the Spyderco Army Knife.

When I was in the Army, C Rations required the little, folding P-38 can opener. A real can opener would have been greatly appreciated then. And honestly, today the main use I have for a knife on a daily basis is opening mail and packages and no more than two bottles of beer, Doctor's orders. (Or was it at least two a day. After the second one I never can remember.)

Well done, Spyderco. I predict the ClipiTool Standard will be a big seller, de rigueur for all self respecting knife enthusiasts. Be the first to impress your circle of beer drinking friends. Preorder one today.
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1990: Endura SE, Delica PE, Mariner, Police. 2014: ClipiTool Bottle Opener. 2015: Kitchen Knife PE, Tenacious CE, Stretch PE, Moran Drop Point, Kiwi, two Byrd Cara Caras, Schempp Bowie, Native 5 Forum Knife, Sharpmaker, Police SE, Small SpyderPac, Ultra-Fine Stones, Tenacious SE, 4" Paring Knife, 2" Paring Knife, Starmate. 2016: The Spyderco Story, The Tactical Folding Knife, USN Ladybug H-1 Hawkbill SE, Black BaliYo, Yellow H-1 Salt Dragonfly 2 SE, Ulize, Pink Native 5 PE, Renegade C23PS and C23P, Gayle Bradley 2, Double Bevel, Gayle Bradley Air, Cricket Blue Nishjin, Centofante Memory, K2, two Large Lum Pink G10, Rubicon. 2017: Battlestation, Orange Positron, Gray Baliyo, Native 5 CE, Tenacious CE. 2018: EuroEdge, ClipiTool Standard, 2019 Calendar Contest Rhino CF PLN.
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Re: At Last, A Tactical Bottle Opener

Postby Bill1170 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:21 am

The Clipitool answers the age old question: “Where can I find a one hand opening folder that slices well and that I can safely pry with?” Slice with the blade, pry with the screwdriver. Problem solved. All hail the mighty Clipitool!

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Re: At Last, A Tactical Bottle Opener

Postby Germinalphrase » Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:39 am

What's the thickness on the Standard? Thinner/thicker than a comparable Swiss Army Knife?

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Re: Spyderco ClipiTool Standard vs Swiss Army Knife

Postby Mad Mac » Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:52 pm

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Spyderco ClipiTool Standard 3-inch blade compared to Swiss Army Knife

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Spyderco ClipiTool Standard bottle opener, wire stripper, large screw driver compared to Swiss Army Knife

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Spyderco ClipiTool Standard can opener, small screw driver compared to Swiss Army Knife

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Spyderco ClipiTool Standard thinness compared to Swiss Army Knife

Notice that the G10 scales do not have stainless steel liners. Instead, there is a single slab of steel in the center of the knife that serves as the lock for the blade.

The bottle opener can be opened one handed with the right hand thumb, the can opener with the left.

A Swiss Army Knife may bristle with more doodads, but in my opinion
the Spyderco Army Knife is far more robust with the few tools that matter.
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1990: Endura SE, Delica PE, Mariner, Police. 2014: ClipiTool Bottle Opener. 2015: Kitchen Knife PE, Tenacious CE, Stretch PE, Moran Drop Point, Kiwi, two Byrd Cara Caras, Schempp Bowie, Native 5 Forum Knife, Sharpmaker, Police SE, Small SpyderPac, Ultra-Fine Stones, Tenacious SE, 4" Paring Knife, 2" Paring Knife, Starmate. 2016: The Spyderco Story, The Tactical Folding Knife, USN Ladybug H-1 Hawkbill SE, Black BaliYo, Yellow H-1 Salt Dragonfly 2 SE, Ulize, Pink Native 5 PE, Renegade C23PS and C23P, Gayle Bradley 2, Double Bevel, Gayle Bradley Air, Cricket Blue Nishjin, Centofante Memory, K2, two Large Lum Pink G10, Rubicon. 2017: Battlestation, Orange Positron, Gray Baliyo, Native 5 CE, Tenacious CE. 2018: EuroEdge, ClipiTool Standard, 2019 Calendar Contest Rhino CF PLN.
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Re: At Last, A Tactical Bottle Opener

Postby Daveho » Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:18 pm

I just watched the shot show thing on YouTube and saw this and it kinda got me wondering... are cans with pull tabs and bottles with twist tops not a thing in the US?
There seems to be very strong following for bottle/can opening capabilities being a high priority, I clearly don’t get it but I will say I’m loving that blade profile, The thin long blade looks amazing!
Very interested to see future configurations.


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