5-by-5 wrote: ↑
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:59 am
Was it an arbitrary decision? I'm staring at the pic, it has a full liner. Just why did it come out as tip up only?
I'm gonna take a wild shot in the dark guess and say it has to do with the clip and lanyard hole decision. While they could
have put the lanyard hole somewhere other than in the middle of the clip, for whatever reason that's how they chose to do it which means the clip won't easily swap over to the pivot end, since the pivot screw isn't centered on the handle in a place where the same clip would fit the rest of the handle.
Another way to word that is that the pivot placement just doesn't work well with a clip mounted next to it. They would have had to use one of the older clip styles that have the 3 screws in more of a straight line with each other as opposed to the triangular holed clips they use today, and even then the clip would probably cover part of the pivot screw and look stupid.
The good news is you can easily drill and tap the liners and put a clip anywhere you please.