PM2 pocket clip default position

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Do you have your PM2 tip up or down?

Tip down (default)
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Tip up
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PM2 pocket clip default position

Postby Hailon » Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:54 pm

Most people i see always have PM2s with tip up, changing it from the default tip down position.

Always bugs me i have to change it on a new knife and it leaves the clip impression in the G10 every time :-(

Ive added a poll to see how others run their PM2s to see if its a majority in favour of the flipped tip up maybe they could be built and shipped in that position.

Please dont make this a tip up, tip down argument... just a simple do you change the position.

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Re: PM2 pocket clip default position

Postby BrianMcCord » Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:58 pm

I do change mine sometimes. I have two, so one is up, one down. I think it comes this way to fall in line with the Military, for consistency. The Para 3 comes tip-up, which I thought was interesting.
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Re: PM2 pocket clip default position

Postby Hailon » Sat Feb 24, 2018 4:01 pm

I dont mind as much that its in that position its the impression it leaves in the g10 that bugs me.
I always run tip up...

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Re: PM2 pocket clip default position

Postby jimmd » Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:39 pm

I like smaller knives tip up. For the PM2, tip down works better for me. I also like that the stock clip isn’t the deepest carry. The PM2 is thicker than my other three knives. This combined with the grippy G10 means a firm grip on the top of the knife is helpful in removing it from the pocket. My fingers end up just above the Spydiehole, and deployment is easy.

With the tip up, I need to reposition my grip to get to the Spydiehole, which isn’t as efficient — in my hand, anyway.
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Re: PM2 pocket clip default position

Postby Bill1170 » Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:57 pm

The knife deploys well either way. I run tip up because the clip is more comfortable in my hand while cutting with it.

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Re: PM2 pocket clip default position

Postby bdblue » Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:30 pm

BrianMcCord wrote:I do change mine sometimes. I have two, so one is up, one down. I think it comes this way to fall in line with the Military, for consistency. The Para 3 comes tip-up, which I thought was interesting.
Small knives can handle tip up better than larger knives. Large knives tip up have a handicap in terms of speed and safety when you try to deploy them. Not everybody cares about speed and safety so they change their clips. People on forums seem to prefer tip up carrry. I don't know what the statistics are for people that don't read forums because they don't participate in polls.

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Re: PM2 pocket clip default position

Postby Evil D » Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:33 pm

This came up a while back. I'd like the option of mounting the clip myself, so just leave it in a bag with the screws.
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Re: PM2 pocket clip default position

Postby BrianMcCord » Sat Feb 24, 2018 9:53 pm

bdblue wrote:
BrianMcCord wrote:I do change mine sometimes. I have two, so one is up, one down. I think it comes this way to fall in line with the Military, for consistency. The Para 3 comes tip-up, which I thought was interesting.
Small knives can handle tip up better than larger knives. Large knives tip up have a handicap in terms of speed and safety when you try to deploy them. Not everybody cares about speed and safety so they change their clips. People on forums seem to prefer tip up carrry. I don't know what the statistics are for people that don't read forums because they don't participate in polls.
For safety reasons, I always put the spine of the knife on the outside. So, tip up for front pocket carry, and tip down for back pocket carry (on the right hand side). That is why you will usually find my Military in the back pocket.
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Re: PM2 pocket clip default position

Postby TomB7777 » Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:07 pm

I usually carry a Military, but when I do carry a PM2 I leave it tip down in my back pocket.
I don't mess with the clip.

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Re: PM2 pocket clip default position

Postby Spydersense » Sat Feb 24, 2018 10:56 pm

Evil D wrote:This came up a while back. I'd like the option of mounting the clip myself, so just leave it in a bag with the screws.
This would be the best!




I always change to tip up.
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Re: PM2 pocket clip default position

Postby koenigsegg » Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:02 am

Spydersense wrote:
Evil D wrote:This came up a while back. I'd like the option of mounting the clip myself, so just leave it in a bag with the screws.
This would be the best!




I always change to tip up.
I agree and the marks it leaves on the handle are annoying
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Re: PM2 pocket clip default position

Postby FWR132 » Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:36 am

Man, i was so sad to see marks on my PM2's handle after switching it to Tip Up carry...
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Re: PM2 pocket clip default position

Postby RobDigi » Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:37 am

I had carried my PM2 for 2 yrs the tip down right out of the box it presented me with a quicker draw and open..so I went with it..
I never worried the blade would pop open in my pocket...
the only negative I experienced was when I dip into my knife pocket my hand against the back of the blade and end of the spydie ramp which is not at all pleasant.

So I made the swicth to tip up carry and I feel so much better with this set up,
much more comfortable now if I reach in my pocket the back of the blade is facing in the right direction and my hand easily skates by the backside of the handle.
Made me wonder what took me so long ...I haven't experience any downside from this change!

One more note: When I decieded to make this move to tip for blade up carry I tried one these MXG shortie deep pocket clips I like this stonewashed Ti clip...but one thing about it ..it through off the ergonomics a little too much for me I needed the long shiny sypder clip back right away to give me better balance.
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Re: PM2 pocket clip default position

Postby Bloke » Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:39 am

koenigsegg wrote:
Spydersense wrote:
Evil D wrote:This came up a while back. I'd like the option of mounting the clip myself, so just leave it in a bag with the screws.
This would be the best!

I always change to tip up.
I agree and the marks it leaves on the handle are annoying
Great idea D and I'd happily pay an extra dollar or two to cover the cost of a small torx key too. :cool:

The scuff mark on G-10 annoys me so much I don't change the original clip position. :rolleyes:
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Re: PM2 pocket clip default position

Postby Hailon » Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:47 am

Im glad people agree and its not just me... an totally think the clip in a baggie is a great option...

Although the majority prefer tip up so i see no reason the default position couldnt be changed.

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Re: PM2 pocket clip default position

Postby Johnnie1801 » Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:10 am

If I recall correctly Sal explained a while back that he and Eric prefer to carry the PM2 tip down and that's why they ship it like that.
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Re: PM2 pocket clip default position

Postby Hailon » Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:28 am

Johnnie1801 wrote:If I recall correctly Sal explained a while back that he and Eric prefer to carry the PM2 tip down and that's why they ship it like that.
As much as i highly respect them both surely the people they are made for matter most.

They can get any knives they want in any configuration...

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Re: PM2 pocket clip default position

Postby Water Bug » Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:39 pm

For me, the original tip-down set-up works quite nicely... the knife just seems to work best for me that way.
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