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Well done Eric!

Postby holeshot » Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:24 pm

Just received my Clipitool Standard today. It is a well thought out design and the fit and finish is very good for a $50 tool. Nice blade length and shape and Spyderco knows how to get the most out of 8Cr13MoV steel for the blade. Mine came razor sharp out of the box. The tools included appear durable and functional. Best of all is feels good in my hand. Now it's time for some pocket time and putting it through the paces. :)
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Re: Well done Eric!

Postby SpyderEdgeForever » Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:26 pm

holeshot, does the blade feel thick enough to handle tough cutting chores, also?

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Re: Well done Eric!

Postby holeshot » Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:35 pm

SpyderEdgeForever wrote:
Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:26 pm
holeshot, does the blade feel thick enough to handle tough cutting chores, also?
That seems to be the case but only time will tell. Oh yeah, I noticed another thread about where's the next Value Folder, well you might want to give this one a hard look. :)
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Re: Well done Eric!

Postby SC_PATRIOT » Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:24 pm

I got one last week. Rescue version. Got to use the screwdriver this morning when changing a laser lens out. Worked great! It was definitely well thought out. It's excellent fit and finish for a "value" item. I didn't see the value. I just saw another great product from Spyderco that fits the bill. This little hidden gem was worth the $$.

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Re: Well done Eric!

Postby ThePeacent » Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:04 am

SpyderEdgeForever wrote:
Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:26 pm
holeshot, does the blade feel thick enough to handle tough cutting chores, also?
well considering how Victorinox's much thinner blades have been used and abused for decades now and they haven't changed much and are still the most successful knife in the world, I bet these will be up to the task :D

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Re: Well done Eric!

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ThePeacent wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:04 am
SpyderEdgeForever wrote:
Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:26 pm
holeshot, does the blade feel thick enough to handle tough cutting chores, also?
well considering how Victorinox's much thinner blades have been used and abused for decades now and they haven't changed much and are still the most successful knife in the world, I bet these will be up to the task :D

I remember making videos of me batoning a Victorinox Solo just to show I could. It held up fine.

I'm going to have to check out one of these tools on my next road trip. They look pretty neat. Might be my next multi-tool.

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Re: Well done Eric!

Postby Donut » Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:05 pm

Some of the pictures on this forum of the Chapparal being used/abused prove that a 2mm thick blade is plenty for tough "cutting". I'm sure the shorter 2mm thick blade on the Clipitools will handle rough things.

Now on the other hand, if tough cutting means something other than cutting, especially with a non locking blade... It probably won't handle much abuse. I mean, especially before it reminds you that you're doing something you shouldn't be doing. :D

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Re: Well done Eric!

Postby JaseRicco » Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:07 pm

holeshot wrote:
Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:35 pm

That seems to be the case but only time will tell. Oh yeah, I noticed another thread about where's the next Value Folder, well you might want to give this one a hard look. :)
I was the one who started that thread somehow missing the fact that the ClipiTool was just released in the last couple of months. I recently came across it by chance in this forum...might even have been this thread that you started which tipped me off to the knife. Since discovering the ClipiTool I have looked at it several times going back and forth as to whether or not I should purchase. It looks like it could be the perfect combination of quality, price and usefulness as an On The Job tool. I do like the Sheepfoot blade, and especially like the Hook Cutter. Though I wonder if the Hook Cutter could handle the task of cutting seat belts. But honestly, I just dont have a use for a knife that has a screwdriver in it. Waste of space and weight IMO. Just not sure what I would use it for, other than the obvious, and I’m not sure how often the obvious would happen. I looked for some YouTube reviews of the ClipiTool but there are only one or two, most likely because of how recently it was released.

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- In your opinion, does it look like the screwdriver blade can be removed without affecting the structural integrity of the rest of the knife?
- How is the action on the main Sheepfoot Blade?
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Re: Well done Eric!

Postby holeshot » Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:57 am

I can't answer the first question and I have the standard version. The action on the blade is typical Spyderco liner lock action. It can be flicked or swept out easily. :)
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Re: Well done Eric!

Postby BrianMcCord » Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:43 am

Donut wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:05 pm
Some of the pictures on this forum of the Chapparal being used/abused prove that a 2mm thick blade is plenty for tough "cutting". I'm sure the shorter 2mm thick blade on the Clipitools will handle rough things.

Now on the other hand, if tough cutting means something other than cutting, especially with a non locking blade... It probably won't handle much abuse. I mean, especially before it reminds you that you're doing something you shouldn't be doing. :D

Reminding you of what you shouldn't be doing with a knife is what Swiss Army Knives are really good at. :o
I split my thumb in half carving an arrow the wrong direction when I was 10 with a SAK. The scariest part was telling my dad, as I had stolen the knife from the 'four seasons' store on an army post in Germany. Karma...and to this day, it's the only thing I have stolen (other than a few hearts ;) ). A highly skilled German Doctor stitched right through my thumbnail...pretty wicked!

So, I agree that SAKs will tell you when you're being dumb, or impatient.
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Re: Well done Eric!

Postby ThePeacent » Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:17 am

JaseRicco wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:07 pm
holeshot wrote:
Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:35 pm

That seems to be the case but only time will tell. Oh yeah, I noticed another thread about where's the next Value Folder, well you might want to give this one a hard look. :)
I do like the Sheepfoot blade, and especially like the Hook Cutter. Though I wonder if the Hook Cutter could handle the task of cutting seat belts. But honestly, I just dont have a use for a knife that has a screwdriver in it. Waste of space and weight IMO. Just not sure what I would use it for, other than the obvious, and I’m not sure how often the obvious would happen. I looked for some YouTube reviews of the ClipiTool but there are only one or two, most likely because of how recently it was released.

Questions:
- In your opinion, does it look like the screwdriver blade can be removed without affecting the structural integrity of the rest of the knife?
- How is the action on the main Sheepfoot Blade?
I guess it cuts seatbelts just fine. The screwdriver is useful to save your blade from snapping or the tip breaking off if you have to pry or scrape. :spyder:

We've seen too many stories of broken points and horror stories involving lateral stresses on folders, :eek: from the pivot to the blade itself so I guess it's not that rare among knife users to need to pry at some point
Many carry a mini prybar, a SAK or multitool for that ;)

Then you have the obvious screwdriver function, if you're a tradesperson or some kind of a handyman/DIY guy you're most likely needing to screw, open or secure things on a regular basis
OPening bottles is also a common thing for many people here, even multiple occasions every day
YMMV and if you don't drink and tinker with things maybe this knife is not aimed at you :confused:

then again, if you take the screwdriver blade from it you basically have a knife. Most things you can cut with a belt cutter you can cut with a normal blade, so the real differentiating features from the Clipitool is the other functions
If you want a knife with a belt cutter alone there's a lot of options out there, and many other spydies will do the same (blade doubling as a belt cutter) in a similar sized package, be it the Dyad, DF2, or any of the other small size knives

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Re: Well done Eric!

Postby JaseRicco » Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:48 am

ThePeacent wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:17 am
JaseRicco wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:07 pm

I do like the Sheepfoot blade, and especially like the Hook Cutter. Though I wonder if the Hook Cutter could handle the task of cutting seat belts. But honestly, I just dont have a use for a knife that has a screwdriver in it. Waste of space and weight IMO. Just not sure what I would use it for, other than the obvious, and I’m not sure how often the obvious would happen. I looked for some YouTube reviews of the ClipiTool but there are only one or two, most likely because of how recently it was released.

Questions:
- In your opinion, does it look like the screwdriver blade can be removed without affecting the structural integrity of the rest of the knife?
- How is the action on the main Sheepfoot Blade?
I guess it cuts seatbelts just fine. The screwdriver is useful to save your blade from snapping or the tip breaking off if you have to pry or scrape. :spyder:


Then you have the obvious screwdriver function, if you're a tradesperson or some kind of a handyman/DIY guy you're most likely needing to screw, open or secure things on a regular basis
OPening bottles is also a common thing for many people here, even multiple occasions every day
YMMV and if you don't drink and tinker with things maybe this knife is not aimed at you :confused:

then again, if you take the screwdriver blade from it you basically have a knife. Most things you can cut with a belt cutter you can cut with a normal blade, so the real differentiating features from the Clipitool is the other functions
If you want a knife with a belt cutter alone there's a lot of options out there, and many other spydies will do the same (blade doubling as a belt cutter) in a similar sized package, be it the Dyad, DF2, or any of the other small size knives
Fair point about using the screwdriver for prying and scraping rather than the blade. Ill take this into consideration.

My question about the hook comes from the point of being an Officer and First Responder. It would be nice to know without a doubt that the hook could be used to cut seat belts. Understandably any knife with a razor sharp edge could be used to cut through seatbelts like butter, in the same respect that the baton I carry could be used to bust in a window rather than carrying a window breaker. There are plenty of YouTube videos that have proven this. So I have no doubt that my Polestar and the Tenacious that I am waiting on would be able to do so. However, what the Sheepfoot blade and this type of hook offers is safely being able to do so around victicms. Of course I’m sure the blade that the ClipiTook comes with would be able to cut through a seatbelt with ease even if the hook could not.
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Re: Well done Eric!

Postby Joris Mo » Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:04 pm

Haven't got one yet but have handled it, very nice knives. I really like the SAK's for having the tools that you can use for the stuff that would snap the tip off your knife so I always carry my SAK Pioneer, usually as a second/third.
Looking forward to trying this out when I'll eventually get one.

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Re: Well done Eric!

Postby Spydergirl88 » Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:44 am

Got both the Clipitool Standard and Clipitool Rescue today. Very impressive. Solid construction and lockup, fit and finish are nice, blades are sharp and ground evenly, nice clip. the design is very nice and I prefer the ergos and tools of these knives over the Dyad. The only thing that I found as a negative is how dirty and gritty the pivots are, which has been my experience with all Chinese made spydies so no big deal just wash and go and a drop of oil. I would not hesitate to recommend these knives to anyone. another great example of a Spyderco gateway drug such as the Tenacious, Delica, or Dragonfly2. :)
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Re: Well done Eric!

Postby Mad Mac » Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:10 pm

Thank you, Eric, for putting your mark on a bold design. Most multi-tools have a blade of little consequence that is trivial compared to the other doodads. The Standard starts with a 3.5 inch blade of substance and adds to it highly functional and essential tools that matter. Well done, indeed.

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Re: Well done Eric!

Postby Cambertree » Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:07 am

Thanks for the reviews.

These look like great and super useful designs. Unfortunately they're another one to to file under that list, when perusing the catalogue every year: 'nice knife, probably would've bought one, but they're designed for right handers only.'

So, my question for those who have one is - If a southpaw were to forget about clip carry, and just use one as a glovebox or backpack tool, would they work at all for left handed deployment and handling?

Thanks!

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Re: Well done Eric!

Postby nugi » Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:13 pm

Cambertree wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:07 am
Thanks for the reviews.

These look like great and super useful designs. Unfortunately they're another one to to file under that list, when perusing the catalogue every year: 'nice knife, probably would've bought one, but they're designed for right handers only.'

So, my question for those who have one is - If a southpaw were to forget about clip carry, and just use one as a glovebox or backpack tool, would they work at all for left handed deployment and handling?

Thanks!
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Re: Well done Eric!

Postby elena86 » Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:46 pm

holeshot wrote:
Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:24 pm
Just received my Clipitool Standard today. It is a well thought out design and the fit and finish is very good for a $50 tool. Nice blade length and shape and Spyderco knows how to get the most out of 8Cr13MoV steel for the blade. Mine came razor sharp out of the box. The tools included appear durable and functional. Best of all is feels good in my hand. Now it's time for some pocket time and putting it through the paces. :)

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Re: Well done Eric!

Postby Mom3ntuM » Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:19 pm

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I wish one of the tools could lock, other than that great tool. :)
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Re: Well done Eric!

Postby Mad Mac » Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:24 pm

True that. The can opener needs to lock open. If the center liner lock could be split on both ends and the can and bottle opener reversed, maybe that would work. The can opener would not need a detent ball.
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